Monday, 12 July 2010

Vertical Facade Elements

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

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