Category Archives: Phase 3: Architecture

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Model Photos

Here are some photos of my model on our sweet site model.

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Phase 3 Final Project

For my final project I wanted a strong sculptural design influenced by the sloping site on which it was located.  My fairly static and centralized plan is contrasted by the dynamic elevation of the roof.  The form of the ribbons of the roof are determined by the heights of the various rooms required by the program.  The rooms are all proportional to each other and their heights were determined by their relative importance to the program. So, for example, the tallest space is the stage, followed by the green room. The roof is highest there, and lowest at the individual dressing rooms and restrooms.  The walls are constructed of pre-cast concrete and the roof is covered in architectural titanium.  I used the mesh (mid-balance, held taut in a rigid frame) to cover the stage so as to allow it to be shaded for daytime performances.  The windows in the main building are all above eye-level since all the spaces in that building are dressing rooms and restrooms.  The form of the public restrooms and concession stands mimics the form of the main structure.

Site Model

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Site Model Process

Here is a slideshow of our sweet site model process.  Missing two photos:  The body filler application and both pieces of the model put together finished.

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Final Project

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Final Project

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Final Product

 

Below are the pdf’s I generated as my final presentation posters, If anyone wishes to take a closer look to the detail.

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The project taught me a new respect for detailing.  Before this project I have always been aware of the importance to detail and thought I had a good grasp on detailing.  However, throughout this process I learned new and creative thinking skills to help hammer out details.  I based my project process off of details and will admit that I might have got a little caught up in this process.  I spent a large amount of my time in building the studio site model thus it set me back during my design development stage.  If I could do anything differently it would have been to of concentrating more on my design development process.  Overall, I am pleased with the outcome of my project and the amount of work I put into it, just wish I could of had more time! But we always wish for more time!

Another note.  The guest critics I thought were absolutely great.  Not only for my project but as a whole.  Some of the material and suggestions were obvious, but once they were able to dig deeper into everyone’s project, the discussions became more interesting.  I want to thank all of them for coming and sharing their professional expertise.  I also want to thank Cambridge Architectural for tuning in throughout our studio and for their continued support. I hope to work with them again, perhaps in the professional world.