II. URBAN DWELLING
LOCATION OF SHELVES AND BOOK STACKS SITTING/RESEARCHING TABLES OVERLAP OF BOOKS AND RESEARCHING FACILITIES
SYSTEM USAGE BREAKDOWN STATE NEWYORK YORK STATE OF OF NEW
496 AVE 496FRANKLIN FRANKLIN AVE
TEEN: 1086 sq. ft ADULTS: 2716 sq. ft CHILDREN: 1629 sq. ft STUDYING/READING: 2172 sq. ft The Brooklyn CONVERSATIONS: 543 School sq. ft Waldorf CHILDREN PLAYING: 1086 sq. ft COMPUTER USAGE: 1629 sq. ft PS 3 Bedford Village
POPULATED AREA CONVERSATIONS CHILDREN PLAYING
Bedford Public Library
BUILT IN SHELVES/COUNTE MOVABLE FURNITURE
Expanding on the findings in their precedent analyses, we developed an analysis of the specific contexts of site and other precedents. Observing program where the dynamics of human interaction and information access are governed by as many social forces while being contained physically and by space. With the analysis of the given site, developing a clear understanding of specific contextual forces helps to inform design strategies.
HAMILTON LIBRARY - Abundance of Teen Resources - Variety of Lighting as well as seating - Designated locations for different activities - Bright directional Lighting - Communal space to interact - Shelving height variation - Accommodated to children/ teens - Excess about of natural lighting - Colorful/ coordinated - Varying Levels - Lots of Natural Lighting within the space
Tend to move towards corners, areas not as seen or populated
- Not specifically designated for Teens - Children are cut off from the adults - Not that different from Adult section - No clear specifications - No change in lighting
EFFECTS OF LIGHTING
MULBURY LIBRARY MAGAZINE & MUSIC
STUDYING/ ADULT SECTION
STAIRS CONNECTING THE FLOORS
After going to the Bedford public library I took away the concept of community and connection between various age groups. I began to diagram the idea of community and later deployed 3 words in order to describe the type of connection I was trying to build my concept around. Importance of how the library brings people together thus implemented my design language of the library similar to a tree: reaching into a community space.
Overlapping/ change in opacity: connection between two people within a community
Molecular diagram and the various age groups interacting with one another and their ties and overlaps.
Transition from one side to the other through transparency
RIppling, one person within the community impacts others
Three main age groups and the interection between each
Elevating or descending. The idea is to change the viewerâ€™s eye perception, moving from one level to the next and breaking sight lines. This allows for people to experience differing movements and create a sense of interest within the space. Though this design language can be implemented throughout the entire space, as though molecular pieces interworking as a whole.
To occur simultaneously, overlapping, coexisting. The change in opacity between spaces. Change of density and visual sight but still coexisting in the same space. Nothing completely cut off from each other but layering in order to change perception.
Meaningful coincidences, parallelism. Unconscious community activity, bring various groups and ages together in order to experience one thing. The transition from one to another and passing of two people and their relationship with one another. Could be central or spiral but never enclosed(continuous).
TEENS SECTION LOUNGE
TEEN COMPUTER SECTION MAIN DESK CHILDREN SECTION
Using the node and grid system I attempted to map out the location of spaces that were multipurposed, or mutually beneficial. This resulted in locating three main locations: the Children playground, which allowed for parentals and children to react to one another, the multimedia space, where teens and elderly are able to use electronics and possibly ask questions and help one another understand technology, communal space, where everyone would be able to converge to chat, and form a community.
CHILDREN 504 sq ft
544 sq ft
CHILDREN PLAY AREA
COMMUNAL SPACE 1039 sq ft
STAIRS 779 sq ft PRIVATE SPACE
COMPUTER SPACE CHILDREN PLAYGROUND
COMPUTER SPACE 779 sq ft
TEENS 504 sq ft
MATERIAL/ COLOR SCHEME
From these various spaces created a sense of synchronized coincidence is implemented through the functionality of the space: through the bookshelves as not only shelves but seating, playspace allowing interaction between youth and elderly, and multimedia space: expansion of computer and technological knowledge.
BREAKING SIGHT LINE THROUGH PATTERNING
NO HIGH SCHOOL SOME HIGH SCHOOL
PARKS TRANSPORTATION HOSPITALS TOREN CONDOMINIUM
SOME COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEGREE BACHLORS
The initial project begins with the Toren Condominium site. Within this apartment complex is a double height space. With analysis of the area and the facade of the building information was extracted later in the project. Then through the analysis of two various chairs connection points, and chair structural components were extracted as inspiration for a design language. ANTIQUE TETE-A-TETE CHAIR
EXISTING CONNECTIONS TOP
NEW SUGGESTED CONNECTIONS
1. INSERTING JOINT
2. CENTRAL CONNECTION
3. OFFSET CONNECTION
METAL FRAME FOAM CUSHION FABRIC
LADY CHAIR (MARCO ZANUSO)
FRAMEWORK SURFACE: CHANGE OF DENSITY
Thought client analysis, I found the intersecting moments within the home of the client. How certain rooms must be adjacent to one another in relation to program hiarchy and most used spaces. The through diagraming and model making, a language of framed and solid boxes inserted into one another was created.
AMOUNT OF SPACE NEEDED GRANDMOTHER’S ROOM 177 SQ FT
CHILD’S ROOM 125 SQ FT MASTER BEDROOM 250 SQ FT
LIVING ROOM 314 SQ FT CLOSET 25 SQ FT PLAYROOM/ MEDICAL ROOM 107 SQ FT
BATHROOM 60 SQ FT STAIRS 40 SQ FT KITCHEN 288 SQ FT
MASTER BATH 79 SQ FT MASTER BEDROOM
SPACE WITHIN A SPACE The idea of space within a space allows for a shifting of solid to void, and can be interpreted as slotting, interting, or patching.
SPATIAL APPLICATION/ PROGRAM ANALYSIS
VISUAL COMMUNICATION COMMON CIRCULATION
3. PRIVATE OPEN/SHARED OPEN/SHARED
VISIBILITY TO CHILDâ€™S ROOM
VISIBILITY TO SHARED CHILD CARE SPACE
Through the spacial models, spatial taxonomies were used and implemented in order to create three variation of design language used in various locations. Through these taxonomies, program adjacencies were used to locate the location in which these taxonomies would appear. Then finally the change between solid, void in relation to rooms and shared space.
KITCHEN DINING ROOM
FRAMED SHARED SPACES
FRAMED SHARED SPACES
ENCLOSED PRIVATE SPACES
ENCLOSED PRIVATE SPACES
LIGHT OAK WOOD
ASH BROWN WOOD
The dwelling concept is based on the interpolation of framed elements that are shared/active and enclosed elements that are private. This concept was informed by the investigation into the reupholstery methods used to overlap either the structural framework inserted within the enclosed foam or fabric or the solid surface inserted into the void framed components. Based on important program adjacency an overlap is created. Where the overlap occurs the enclosed solid spaces opens up to the shared framed space. The transition of the framed or solid space creates an opening which increases visual communication into the larger, more activated, common space. The enclosed elements create rooms while in contrast the frames act as boundaries for inserted shelves or hangers for clothes or hanging furniture. 3
KNOLL COFFEE TABLE
HAPPY BAR STOOL
BARCELONA DAY BED
EAMES LCW CHAIR
RENDERED SECTION 4
FIRST FLOOR FURNISHED PLAN
SECOND FLOOR FURNISHED PLAN
RENDERED SECTION 3
These consist of both physical models and rendered 3D models. The physical model is used to be more expressive of the concept and show the structural component while in the rendering one can see how the space is to be furnished and actually used as a dwelling for four.