Sunday, May 15, 2011

ARCH1201 Week Four Progress

This week I concentrated on my 1:100 model rather than finalising my drawings. Since my design is quite complex in its spatial organisation, I feel that by doing this I can see and understand with more clarity what I have to do to finalise my drawings. Below are the photos of the model, didn't quite finish it for studio this week only managed to do the lower two levels of the house and the above floor plates.

After a discussion with my tutor below are some points which asked me to consider:
  • Consider making the roof structure just one plane so as to give the illusion of the double house having a very simplistic form, but in reality contains a very complicated interior.
  • The jump from the gallery to the art collector's room is quite different from the other floor planes in the double house's program. Not so much a concern but in isolation from the others this is an anomaly. However, I do not want to disrupt the ceiling height of my sculpture gallery as I cannot provide a solid reason as to why my gallery has two different volume definitions, except for the fact that I want to keep the transition between floors in the houses consistent and uniform. I certainly don't want to have another Siza debacle, having an architecture feature which I cannot explain.
For next week's the agenda I am to produce the following:
  • Finalised set of plans- both floors and roof plans
  • 4 Finalised sections- 2 long and 2 short sections
  • Finalised elevations
  • 1:100 finalised model
  • Axonometric
  • Start on my 1:50 sectional model

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