Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
I have introduced a series of vertical elements into my design, these elements form part of the weave and internally work as the buildings structure. I created a regular grid to decide on the spacing of the vertical and horizontal forms, this grid is also expressed on the facade through the vertical panels. I decided that these panels should reflect the 'lost' buildings which I have experimented with weaving and layering over the existing in the past.
Lost Elevation - My imagined elevation of Fournier Street in the 18th Century
Vertical Slices taken from the Lost Elevation - unexpectedly my grid layout meant that all the vertical slices fell in the same places on each building.
Vertical Panels layered over the Existing Elevation
Lost Elevation applied to the Vertical Panels in Sketchup
Progressing from my concept model I have modelled some more developed ideas in sketch up. I have tried to give the woven strips some more logical forms by setting up a grid with a series of columns to 'weave' around. This grid of vertical elements works as the structure of the building as well as forming part of the weave design. I have also used the grid to re-think the circulation of the building, trying to incorporate the main access routes around the new vertical elements.
The vertical elements help to divide the facade and provide structure for the horizontal strips to weave around.
View from the back of the site showing the larger exhibition space with its new column grid and facade.
View from Brick Lane. The woven strips add depth to the facade and interact with the landscape of the street.
View from Fournier Street.
Sectional View of Archive.
Sectional View of Exhibit.
Sectional View of Create.
3rd Floor Plan.
Second Floor Plan.
First Floor Plan.
Ground Floor Plan.
Basement Floor Plan.
Plan of Proposed Woven and Structural Elements.
View of the Proposed Woven and Structural Elements including the new circulation.