Thursday, 28 May 2009

Section in progress

Any last minute suggestions anyone? ignore the gap on the left hand side

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Structural System / Facade

After the final tutorial with Scobie Alvis, I thought the problem of getting light into the rooms can be solved with a perforated skin. The pattern is informed by the previous opennings I have decided and the structural analysis done in SAP software.

The structural system of the building works similar to the Phaeno Center of Zaha Hadid. The slabs span between the two sides of the structural skin.Having the skin run through the middle of the floor clearly blocks the view of a 1.70 person. I would like to have a some of these opennings translucent just like the hotel rooms we've experienced in Japan; when the window becomes only a element of the building to let the daylight in, not act as an opening to view through.
The facade sinks into the building in this one, and the floors attached to the skin are not independent from this skin, the skin becomes "the edge" as it gets a volume through inner surface.
Rooms are sometimes hanging from this skin and at some point this skin extrudes to become the lift...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

section detail with grain wood

In this drawing, I tried to show the grain of wood. But that does not have directionality.

section detail

This is just half of what I have to do. However, that need more editing, such as grain, habitation, thickness of line, dimention, etc.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Plans / Structure

A quick study sequence showing the floors after refining the building. Move the arrow right to left after the animation loads to see whichever level you would like to check yourself manually.

Another sequence showing the waffle slab structure for the hotel. By using interior walls as structural walls, I'm trying to get a column free building. While 3 cores hold this waffle slab high, lower skin of the building will help to distribute the load until the ground level.

The last sequence shows only the circulation through the building.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Axonometric/ Exploded drawings

Here are a selection of drawings from previous student work as discussed on Friday 15th.

It is less important to show the entire building and its mechanics- and more important to describe a story- a journey through spaces both internal and external or the organisation and hierarchy of different spaces within.

Tamim Negm- exploded axo of teenage outdoor pursuits venue

Mark Smith- Exploded axo of Silvertown Housing

Yeehui Khoo- City Farm/ Freight distribution centre

Yeehui Khoo- Exploded Site mapping of Shibuya

Cristina Asenjo- Exploded Kings Cross Intermodal hub

axonometric drawings

this is the exonometric drawing describing the geometry of the yokohama ferry terminal

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Massaged Model
Here is a new model that I finished tonight. Trying to make it more fluid and change the pathways through the interior. I've moved the rooms into and out off the skin (kind of like the cube). Tomorrow I'm going to be adding the structural skin, but before i do...i wanted to know if i should go with my past model or go with this one for the exploded axo. Thanks Zach

Monday, 11 May 2009

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Void

Proposal drawings

This is study of programs in hotel.
I am trying to fit in the programs according to the type, i.e. more public programs will be place where it is more public accessibeand more private programs are distanced from public spaces.
To distance the public, private programs it seems vertical arrangement is more promising to seperate the programs.

The plan varies in differet heights from the ground.
There are 3 main plans for the hotel,
Lower Ground Level, Ground Level, Upper Level.

These are series of sections, sections every 5 metres from west to east of the site, showing how void, path, volumes transforms from west to east.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sejima Okurayama project for Joe

These are some images of Sejima's Okuruyama project recently completed- to inspire. Notice that the ground is sometimes continuous and the cavities create outdoor 'rooms' and overlapped blocks that have no front or back but a more complex layered morphology. Your block gives specific constraints about blank flank walls. Where do you get your light from? Which areas overlap and where?

Visualization Study / View from the other side

I'm sure it reminds you an existing concert hall building located in southern Europe from this angle; it really is not working like that.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

this is just a starting point of how the building might look like it is definitely not the final

the first ones are the floor plans and the other once are the plans of the building every 1.5 m

Friday, 1 May 2009

Facade Study / Revising the Rooms

After today's discussions I'm taking a step back in order to simplify the ideas which will also allow developing a structural strategy easier. The new facade might look like this. still progressing...

Fixing the SAP model, "the balcony" still seems to be causing a problem for the structure of the building.