This portfolio contains both student and professional projects from 2016 - 2017. Professional projects are collaborative.
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GIDC O u t d
TABLE OF CONTENT
T h e ‘A’ H o
K i ng s t o n YMCA
E n t e r ta i nm e n t A r e a
E d u c at i o n a l
C o mm u n i t y C e n t r e
THE NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM OF JAMAICA
The National Sports Museum of Jamaica SEM1 YR. 4 To create a place for the exhibition, education and research of events and artifacts related to the development and history of sports in Jamaica. This cultural building is to provide interactive opportunities for visitors of all ages to embrace the sporting history of Jamaica with all their senses via artificial, memorabilia and participation in both physical and multi-media technology realms. Braille and other assistive technologies are also anticipated to allow full interaction and engagement of persons with disabilities.
L o c at i o n Corner of Arthur Wint Drive and Roosevelt Ave., Kingston, JA
The location of The National Sports Museum of Jamaica greatly influenced its design. The site is opposite the current National Stadium and Sports Arena, so the design had to react to this. Creating interaction between the pubic and the building was important in the design of The National Sports Museum of Jamaica. This was accomplished by creating spaces to pause in the form of plazas and laybys, which gives passersby a place to rest, and the chance to notice and become curious about the building and what it may contain. This design has boosts 3 such areas: 1. The Entry Plaza 2. The Cafe Plaza 3. The Bus Layby The Entry Plaza extends into the street visually to create a sense of place and make the area pedestrian friendly. This was further done by adding a pedestrian crossing to encourage pedestrian traffic. The building is also fully accessable, with 1:12 ramps and elevators available for use, as well as handicap parking spaces and bathroom stalls.
Entry Plaza View
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Cafe Plaza View
GIDC Outdoor Food Court and Entertainment Area IRIE ARCHITECTS, 2017 This project required the design of an outdoor food court adjacent to the existing cafeteria. The structure is to serve two functions. During GIDC operating hours it would function as the outdoor eating area. After hours it would function as an independent entertainment space to patrons outside the GIDC staff. It should be able to host live music or performances.
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GIDC Complex, Industrial Park, St George, GD
‘Oasis in the City’ is the theme that drove the decisions made for the GIDC Outdoor Food Court and Entertainment Area. Hence the incorporation of green was an important factor of this design. The green would assist in softening the limited space between two existing structures and provide a sense of calm within the broader built environment of the industrial complex. The design of the seating structures would serve three purposes. 1. Increase the seating area by alternating between one and two storey structures. 2. Allow visibility to the stage area and allow interaction of the green and the patrons. 3. To appear visually light as to not weigh down the space by ‘floating’ above the green. The aesthetic would create a feeling of escape in the Industrial Park and provide aesthetically interesting structures to attract persons into this oasis.
CAFETERIA GIDC BUILDING
Double Decker Seating
LANCE AUX EPINES TOWN HOUSES AND CAFE
Lance Aux Epines Town Houses IRIE ARCHITECTS, 2017 This project required the design of high end apartments targeted to young professionals and university students in the Lance Aux Epines area. In addition to apartments, the design also requires a cafe that can be run independently, and serve both the residents and public.
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Lance Aux Epines, St George, GD
The design sought to create a sense of privacy for the residents by creating a hard face against the entry and vehicular edge, and opening up to the small interior garden on the opposite side. In this way it created a very intimate communal garden that would seve to foster interaction among residents. The interior of the apartments are generous to provide the air of luxury.
THE ‘A’ HOUSE
The ‘A’ House IRIE ARCHITECTS, 2017 This project required the deisgn of a 3 bedroom family dwelling with a possible rental apartment which formed an ‘A’ in plan view.
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Egmont, St George, GD
First Floor Plan
KINGSTON YMCA EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
Kingston YMCA Educational and Community Centre SEM1 YR. 4 This project is an opportunity for students to investigate and analyse an array of the YMCA needs as well as propose architectural solutions for a given state. The existing Main Hall of the Kingston YMCA is to be refurbished and adapted for the multipurpose community spaces. These multipurpose spaces are envisaged as the hub of the site connecting existing sporting and public amenities with a new Learning Centre. The existing Pool Area and changing area are to remain. There will be a wide range of age groups that utilize the amenities at varied times of the day. For example, activities of the Learning Center occur during the day, whereas the use of Vocational Training areas and Multipurpose Spaces occur in the afternoon. The Kingston YMCA Educational and Community Centre is to act as an oasis in the heart of the city, offering a place for Youth Development.
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Corner of Hope Road and Trafalgar Road, Kingston, JA
Unity and community were the themes that drove the decisions made for the expansion and improvement of the Kingston YMCA. Unity in creating cohesion among the existing and newly built structures and community in promoting social interaction by creating spaces in which to pause, play, wait or reflect and by so doing create a ‘friendly’ or ‘welcoming’ feel. The ‘banding together’ of people in order to create community was to be translated into a built form using the existing main hall as the central point of the site design. All activities would happen around that focal point and would be designed with the relationship to the main hall in mind. There would be buffer spaces between the main hall and activity spaces in order to: 1. Avoid creating a dense building mass 2. Allow for the passage air through and around activity areas 3. Create social spaces that relate to the main hall and encourage social interaction 4. Allow circulation along and around the main hall The aesthetic would reflect the Kingston YMCA as an anchoring point for the creation of community in Kingston feel by utilizing durable, local materials with an exposed concrete aesthetic. This honest and somewhat heavy aesthetic contrasts with the casual social spaces and gives off an atmosphere of a safe and enduring community.
Learning Center Seating
LEGEND SOCIAL SPACES ON-SITE VEHICULAR CIRCULATION OFF-SITE VEHICULAR CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION
Morning Use 8 am - 12 noon
The Learning Centre is utilized in the morning period. It does not have interference from any other area during this time.
The afternoon area is the most active. The Pool Area and Learning Center are both active but their distance from each other ensures minimum disturbance. The vocational area and learning Centre activities overlap for a brief period from 1pm - 3pm.
The Multipurpose Centre and Vocational Area are both active during the evening period. They are far enough away to not hamper each other and the Vocational Area benifits from the canteen of the Multipurpose Centre.
12 noon - 5 pm
5 pm - 8 pm
Section A - A
Published on Sep 27, 2017