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live/workspace container architecture
beach hut organisation
negative space syn-the-sis
lost in the woods organisation
LIVE / WORKSPACE CONTAINER ARCHITECTURE BRIEF: using four shipping containers create a living and working space for two people. consider the location, site and narrative. container information: 1x large (12000 mm length, 2330 mm width, 2350 mm height), 1x medium (5870 mm x 2330 mm x 2350 mm), 2x small (2800 mm x 2330 mm x 2350 mm). CLIENTS: jake (26) - arthur’s grandson, MA architecture student, works part time, so is rarely at home, is a typical ’night owl’, athletic and enjoys water sports, loves board games, loves spending time with his family and friends, enjoys cooking. arthur (65) - jake’s grandad, world famous writer, but claims not to be writing anymore, avoids publicity and meeting people he doesn’t know, still spends hours writing every morning, because of his poor health rarely leaves home, is a typical ’morning person’, loves board games, every weekend hosts gatherings for family and close friends, owns a huge book collection, enjoys cooking.
ground ﬂoor 1. bedroom 2. relaxing space 3. kitchen 4. writing studio/library 5. wc 6. bathroom ﬁrst ﬂoor: 7. bathroom/wc 8. bedroom/studio 9. terrace
section a-a 1:100
north elevation 1:100
east elevation 1:100
a ﬁrst ﬂoor 1:100
roof plan 1:100
sketch models exploring layout options 9.
section b-b 1:100
A612, daleside road (600m)
SITE colwick park, nottingham location ﬁts with the narrative as it’s a relatively remote place out of the city centre, that suits Arthur’s need for peace and quiet, but at the same time is convinient enough for Jake to proceed with his life’s rhythm.
N 20 m
river trent (360m)
the national watersports centre
(not to scale)
BEACH HUT STRUCTURE SITE: dungeness, kent. it has one of the largest banks of shingle in the world. there is a royal society for the protection of birds. CONSTRUCTION: cross laminated timber and timber frame. SIZE: 22m3 C L I E N T S: family of three people father(30), mother (30) and a son(7). all family is passionate about watching birds and active lifestyle. CLIENT BRIEF: ’we would like a safe and secure accommodation for weekends (possibly longer at certain times of the year), that is beautiful internally and externally. allowing interaction with the views, shoreline and the surrounding area. all furniture should be built into walls or the ﬂoor allowing at certain times during the day as much space as possible.’ list of their essential needs: relaxing internal space, kitchen area, eating, sleeping for 3, area to sit, storage and outdoor space - no bigger than 5m sq.
south elevation 1:50
east elevation 1:50
top coated spruce cladding colour: black resistant to decay (class 3) supplier: PlatoWood
top coated spruce cladding colour: light grey resistant to decay (class 3) supplier: PlatoWood
west elevation 1:50
structural frame: timber structure: cross laminated timber (insulated)
section a-a 1:50
GROUND FLOOR: 1. Sleeping space 2. Storage space 3.Kitchen area FIRST FLOOR: 4. Sleeping space 5. Roof terrace
ground ﬂoor 1:50
ﬁrst ﬂoor 1:50
east facade beach hutâ€™s location
the old lighthouse
dungeness bird observatory
shingle house by NORD architects
nuclear power station
site plan( not to scale)
view from south-west
security features (fold in-up-down shutters for front (east) facade and all windows)
2. 3.5m width x 5m lenght x 7m height
arkwright bridge - the link space 1. 3.5m width x 15m length x 3m height
NEGATIVE SPACE G A L L E R Y / C I N E M A / M U S E U M O F FA I L E D ARCHITECTURE
akrwright bridge (the link space). it connects arkwright building with maudsley building.
SYN-THE-SIS: the combining of seperate elements or substances to form a coherent whole (dictionary.reference.com) refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new, alternatively, it refers to the creating of something by artiﬁcial means (dictionarysynonyms.com) the process of producing a compound by a chemical reaction or series of reactions, usually from simpler or commonly available starting materials (dictionary.reference.com) BRIEF: survey the Arkwright bridge space and use it as ’the link space’, remove it from its original location, remove its identity. each of the existing entrances of ’the link space’ have attached new volumes of space. create new narrative and context.
3. 7m width x 10m length x 8m height
at least one of the new spaces must act as an entrance to the art gallery/cinema. all of the areas can be subdivided with planes both vertically and horizontally to produce variety of diﬀerent spaces and levels.
Dimensions of new volumes: 1. 3.5m width x 15m length x 3m height 2. 3.5m width x 5m lenght x 7m height 3. 7m width x 10m length x 8m height
DEVELOPMENT SKETCHES negative space (locusmute, 2005)
untitled - stairs (rachel whiteread)
FLOOR PLANS 1:200
SITE: Abandoned unﬁnished industrial construction site in Reutov, Moscow’s suburb, Russia
1.2 CONTEXT/PROPOSAL: 1.5
level 2 1.3
1.4 level 1
LEVEL 1: 1.1 gallery spaces 1.2 gallery spaces/link space 1.3 cinema space 1 1.4 staﬀ room 1.5 gallery space LEVEL 2: 2.1 gallery space 2.2 gallery/cafe space 2.3 view point 2.4 cinema space
in architecture space left over after the construction process space that remains empty, could be considered a ’negative space’. positive space would be then the spatial shares that have been deliberately designed under a preconceived plan and would serve their intended function. site, location or a building which has never been ﬁnished - has been left in it’s ’under construction’ level, it becomes a negative space itself as it has never reached its ’positive potential’. this industrial site in moscow’s suburbs was never ﬁnished and has been left abandoned for decades. this project focuses on interior solutions of the arkwright bridge (the link space) and the three new spatial volumes, that all in sense create a positive space, therefore it seems unreasonable to incorporate it in another positive space (clashing the two positive spaces) rather than inserting it into a negative space as one can’t exist without another.
south elevation 1:200
site plan 1:500
ARKWRIGHT BRIDGE - LINK SPACE
’semi-transparent ﬂoor’ enabling light from the second level travel through to the ﬁrst, creating ’negative space interaction’ between the spaces.
ENTRANCE TO THE CINEMA 1 AND THE LINK SPACE
LOST IN THE WOODS ORGANISATION project deals with creating a temporary pavilion to enable a diﬀerent experience of old market square, nottingham’s principal public space. design of ’lost in the woods’ proposes to create a space that could change the way people access the square and their relationship with the city, the concrete jungle. pavilion is designed as an abstract forest, that lets the passer by interact with it - ’get lost in the woods’, while at the same time providing a shelter from wind and rain as well as framing views in and out of old market square and changing people’s perception of this public space. design of the pavilion has been inspired by nature, pine trees, woods, people interaction with nature and each other in the context of city and woods. pavilion’s design solutions and location is a result of site and people observation and analysing personal associations.
SITE - OLD MARKET SQUARE OF NOTTINGHAM
south elevation 1:100
DEVELOPMENT WORK - LAYOUT 36m2
section b-b 1:100 disabled access
ďŹ‚oor plan 1:100
in the forest, i am my entire self. everything is possible in my heart just as it is in the hiding places in ravines. thickly wooded distance separates me from moral codes and cities. (gaston bachelard - the poetics of space)
LEGO + IKEA BRANDING PROJECT BRIEF: design a space and an experience based on interaction of two brands. PROPOSAL: LEGO AND IKEA SHOWROOM this projects looks at merging LEGO and IKEA, using their common values to creat new ones. it especially focuses on interaction between IKEA products for children and LEGO bricks. proposed concept explores various spatial arrangements that would create a retail environment that is playful, fresh, safe, inviting, encouraging and beneďŹ cial for both brands.
INITIAL DEVELOPMENT IDEAS
values: democratic design, form, function, quality, sustainability ’So, instead of thinking outside the box we got rid of it’
’leg godt’ - ’play well’, values: imagination, creativity, fun, learning, caring, quality ’we believe, that you cannot play without learning and that you cannot learn without playing’
elevation c 1:100
c ﬂoor plan 1:100
SPACE: c b
each lego brick is 16m2
(4000mm width x4000 length and 4000mm height) 80m2 all ﬂoor space the ﬂow of the space immitates usual I K E A showrooms where you freely move from one space from another created space intends to make people feel like they have entered completely diﬀerent world - LEGO and IKEA universe
d a a
elevation a 1:100
elevation d 1:100
LEGO and IKEA
for a creative everyday life LEGO AND IKEA PACKAGING DESIGN PROPOSAL
PRICE TAG DESIGN PROPOSAL applying the same concept in every little detail of the brand interaction
LEGO AND IKEA PACKAGING DESIGN PROPOSAL
promotional information on the walls
LEGO inspired IKEA lamp LEGO brick shaped exhibition stand
LEGO and IKEA showroom
V I N T A G E WAREHOUSE project 4 - realisation. project deals with Greenshoots proposal to turn the old vintage warehouse in to a centre for art and education. main design ideas have been gained from the building and its history, existing materials, greenshoots values and the concept of minimalistic scenery in lars von trier’s ’dogville’. organization works within education, arts and media, therefore concept of ’minimalistic scenery’ has been applied creating a versatile space that can be adjusted for various activities, allowing more ﬂexible use of the building. design proposal celebrates the existing structure and various elements of the building, that has inﬂuenced approach to of ﬁnding the best layout options and uses for each individual spaces.
1:100 conceptual model illustrates main design features and the minimal scenery concept of ’dogville’
cafe-seating area a ﬂexible space that can be used for various activities. concept of ’Dogville’ minimalistic scenery applied as line patterns (labels) on the ﬂoor and walls.
bar area project proposes re-using the roll-down shutter from lower parliament street facade as a design feature
bar - cafe area project celebrates the existing building, its materiality and features. following client’s desire as much as possible the ’feel of the warehouse’ has been preserved.
basement - multi-purpose area project creates more intimate atmosphere for the basement space. due to mobile glass wall structures spaces can be adapted for various activities: cinema space, performance space, educational space, storage. roof- terrace roof terrace is a new feature added to the building, accessible both by stairs and a lift. can be used as additional space for the cafe area and performances. lower parliament street facade inspired by Beltgens Fashion Shop, Maastricht, Wiel Arets Architects
ﬁrst ﬂoor 1:200
ground ﬂoor 1:200
basement level 1:200
building accomodates: greenshoots oďŹƒce staďŹ€ locker room wc
shutter from the lower parliament street facade placed behind the bar
bar/cafe performance space
studio/ education space
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line concept labeling spaces
lower parliament street
multi purpose area: cinema performance space storage units education
axonometrics (not to scale)
LOGO AND BRAND IDENDITY
VISUALS AND DRAWINGS FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS (software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis, AutoCad, Vectorworks)
Alina Ludviga Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons)Interior Architecture And Design 3 New Court 14 Ristes place Nottingham Ng1 1JT firstname.lastname@example.org 07759 785 149