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ARCHITECTURE DESIGN 101: SECOND HALF 55 PHELAN AVENUE SITE ANALYSIS


Site Analysis The site for the final project is located behind Batemale Hall adjacent to the CCSF Architecture Department. Divided into two sections, one designated as “country” and the other as “town” utilizing both the courtyard portion and natural ground portion of Batmale building running along side Marston avenue.

Our class has the “country” or “hillside” portion of the assignment which presented several advantages and disadvantages in building and site specifications. 1.Uneven ground surface 2.Restricted space 3.Consideration of the natural environment in the design process. 4.Additional labor in clearing the used site.


SITE ANALYSIS In selecting the a possible building site, my suggestion was to build in an area that would be reasonably flat and without any natural and man-made obstructions that could impede the construction of the installation unnecessarily.

Suggested site one

Suggested site two


SITE ANALYSIS Below in a SketchUp rendering of purposed site installation in the country section.


ARCH 101 FINAL PROJECT: WEEK 10B WHAT ARE THE MOST RESOURCEFUL STRUCTURAL TYPES FOR FRAME AND SURFACE COMPONENTS? IF AM TO ASCERTAIN THE QUESTION CORRECTLY AS TO WHAT ARE THE MOST PLAUSIBLE DESIGN STRUCTURES FOR THE FINAL PROJECT.

MY GUESS WOULD BE THE STRUCTURES THAT ARE CONFINED BY WIDTH AND HEIGHT PARTICURLY WHEN ONE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE LIMITED SPACE AND THE

ABILITY TO BUILD ON A SLOPE. THE “COUNTRY”, AS IT IS, NAMED HAS ENOUGH SPACE FOR REASONABLY CONSTRUCTED INSTALLATION OF WIDTH BUT THE HEIGHT COULD BE LIMITED BY NATURAL OBSTRUCTION OF FORRESTRY.


SITE ANALYSIS SELECTED SITE


SITE ANALYSIS SITE SELECTION despite the fact and solid reasoning our installation should not be located on the incline due to the relative difficulty of building on a unstable slope a final decision was made to build on the slope at the top of the rise with the logic “anywhere we build difficulty will arise.” With that in mind I took the team’s site selection in considering my small scale model in the design process of the project.


DESIGN PROCESS In the design process, a small scale models were constructed in an effort to facilitate the decision making process which would in the end cultivate into a full scale model built on “country side hill�. As a team, each member was responsible for constructing a small model one of which would encompass various aspects of the design discipline such as form, direction, meaning, shape, and pattern (kit of parts).


DESIGN PROCESS ď ľ

In developing a design various inspirations as well as aspirations were taken into

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from numerous sources found throughout the built environment.


DESIGN PROCESS REJECTED EARLY DESIGN MODELS


DESIGN PROCESS FRONT VIEW

BACK VIEW

SIDEVIEW


DESIGN PROCESS 

NARRATIVE:

AFTER THE TEAM DESIGNER CAME TO THE SIINGULAR DECISION TO DESIGN HIS OWN INSTALLATION I HARBORED SERIOUS DOUBT IT WOULD MEET THE ANY OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

IN GOING FORWARD, I WAS SELF-AWARE MY ARTS AND CRAFTS SKILLS AND CONSTRUCTION ABILITY WAS ADEQUATE BUT NOT AS SOPHISTICATED AS SOME OF MY FELLOW CLASSMATES WHO POSSESS DEEPER DESIGN AND POSSIBLE BUILDING BACKGROUND ON SOME RESPECTABLE LEVEL AND BY JUDGING BY MY TEAMMATES SMALL SCALE CREATIONS THEIR SKILLS FAIRED NO BETTER, IF NONE AT ALL, THEREFORE, I BELIEVED WE SHOULD AT RESTRICTING DESIGN TO “WHAT WAS REQUIRED” AND ONE THAT TRULY PRESENT A CLEAR AND CONCISE MESSAGE


BUILDING PROCESS 

NARRATIVE

. Continuously in the early weeks of building process I was frustrated from the lack of direction and failure to adhere to the all-important program requirements as specified by the instructor. Even in the design stage, any attempts at establishing clear and concise attributes that should be intentionally applied for laying out a deliberate literation was, for reasons which I never comprehended, was either ignored, misunderstood, or downright jettison.

But building must go on and it did.


BUILDING PROCESS 

NARRATIVE

With only a four weeks left for completing the project, no matter how any of us were reluctant to begin construction it had to initi-

ated in order comply with the purposed construction schedule. 

BUILDING SCHEDULE

Week one-materials selected and purchased; site clearance, final site analysis.

Week two-Construction (breaking ground)

Week three-12/11/2013 Construction 75% complete

Week Four-100% complete


BUILDING PROCESS


ARCH 101 FINAL PROJECT WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE WAYS TO CONNECT ELEMENTS THAT COMPRISE THE FRAME AND SURFACE COMPONENTS? THE MOST EXPENDITATE ARE VARIOUS NAILS, OR PINS, ETC, BUT WHAT MAY BE THE EASIEST AND SAFEST IS MAY BE THE USAGE OF WIRE, THREAD OR REINFORCED LINE SUCH AS NYLON ROPE, ETC. BUT WE FOUND THE USE OF SIMPSON TIES TO BE THE MOST EXPEDIATE FASTNER IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISHING VERTICAL AND ANGLED DIRECTION OF OUR INSTALLATION.


BUILDING PROCESS

HAMMER

SAW

JIG SAW

KNIVES

SANDER

SCREW DRIVERS

CONDUIT BENDER

MEASUREMENT TAPE

ELECTRIC DRILL

HAND DRILL

MINIATURE TABLE SAW

KNIFE

SCISSORS

CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITES OF MATERIALS, METHODS, AND THEIR PROJECT APPLICATIONS, WHAT TOOLS ARE NEEDED? WHAT TOOLS SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?


DESIGN PROCESS

INDENTIFY ALL SOURCES FOR MATERIALS, TOOLS AND GUIDANCE

1. BERKELEY LENDING

LIBRARY 2. HOME

DEPOT

3. DISCOUNT 4. MOISES

FABRICS

GARCIA PERSONAL TOOL COLLECTION


ARCH 101 FINAL PROJECT: SITE ANALYSIS WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO BUDGET, SCHEDULE, CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE AND TRANSPORTATION?

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS: 

HEIGHT

WIDTH

LENGTH

SPACE

SPACIAL QUALITIES

SPACIAL LIMITS

BUILDABILITY


BUILDING PROCESS


Presentation Process So the building process of the project is nearly within site. The project is adhering to the scope of scale model and the group, as a whole, feels we will be ready, on time and on budget, for the all important December 11th unveiling. As instructed each team must present presentation board. On this presentation board should encompass, in short, the entire process of the project and the various reasons why the group came to choosing the model was built and the various challenges and triumphs that may accompany it.


SUMMARY ď ľ

On December 10th, the project was considered by the completed presenting a few challenges in stability and image.

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The application of cloth material failed to withstand the elements of wind and rain during the final weekend of construction. To overcome the problem we decreased our use of cloth and substituted manila hemp line in an effort give the model form and shape and simple dynamics of patterns by simply criss-crossing the direction of the line


Summary narrative and conclusion

strange reason, in despite of all, we were able to submit a workable and engaging piece of work that could be used for public use on a temporary basis. Whether it was beginners luck or some of sort of underhanded shrewdness concocted by the team designer I am left ponder, nonetheless, and most importantly, we finished what we started what appeared at one time all would be lost from the very beginning. I have learned dysfunction is nothing new in group situations. From government entities, professional sports teams and entertainment production teams all are notorious for in-house fighting and squabbling which in the beginning look like nothing will ever get off ground but the continued focus on the overall goal which h is to development a product of some worth and value is main point which can never be lost in any team setting or in the all will be lost.


Architecture design midterm [revised 18dec13]