I currently have a form for my building. A rough layout has been decided and most rooms have been assigned. The overall massing of the building seems to work on the site and has a certain logic. There are just a few things to clear up at 1:200 scale, before moving into the intricacy of… Read More CARVE THE LIGHT. SHAPE THE DARK
“BE MORE ARCHITECTURAL” This quote summarises my exact issue in design. I get far too interested in theory thinking that I always delay the task of trying to design a building cleverly and holistically. In the interim review, I was advised to think about the project more architecturally, instead of focusing on the narrative. If I… Read More BE MORE ARCHITECTURAL!
It was supposed to stand for hundreds of years, but alas, my fortress lasted less than a week before being torn to shreds on Wednesday. Despite being a very functional form for the idea of a ‘stronghold’, it was agreed that the fortress would not provide comfortable space for the inhabitants to dwell. For the environmentally-conscious,… Read More AN ARTIFICIAL FOREST
The cave has transformed into a fortress. After a discussion with Robert, I have decided that the building is not as much of a cave as it is a fortress.The fortress still offers impenetrability and privacy, but holds a stronger street presence. This week, I watched Garbage Warriors; the story of Mike Reynold’s conception of the… Read More A DELICATE GARBAGE FORTRESS
Today we received our design brief. After two weeks of analysis, without any hint of a direction towards design, it was a relief to finally discover what my final project of undergraduate was going to be. Before being assigned to the specific projects, I too was laughing with the rest of the class when “A… Read More HOUSE FOR A NOMAD
Inevitably, I am not yet able to pick up the momentum with design as I had initially planned as we are yet to receive an exact site or brief. I understand the withholding of this information is to guarantee the focus on site analysis before design, but I know it would benefit at least myself to… Read More DOWNPATRICK