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Final Project Charlie romero Arch 101 studio design Jerry lum Spring 2014


CONTENTS I. The Wall 1. Site & Program II. Initial Inspirations 1. Recycled & Sustainable Material

VI. The Final

a. Evocative

2. Organic Detailed Design b. Frank Lloyd Wright

The A Team

1.

i. Multi-purpose product

Site Selection

2.

Design Model

3.

Intentional

4.

i. Fallingwater 3. Order & Logic of Math

Methods

5.

c. Thomas Jefferson i. University Of Virginia-The Rotunda

7.

III. Desired Design Approach

10.

1.Sectioning

i. Iterations 1-3 b. Questions & Conclusions 2. Folding a. Explorations i. Iterations 1-9 b. Questions & Conclusions

Day 9-11

9.

V. Small Scale Investigations 11.

Day 5 Day 6-8

8.

IV. References

a. Explorations

Day 1-4

6.

Day 12

Discoveries Judgment Day

12. 13.

Conclusions


The WALL TRANSFIGURED: MEMORIES RESURRECTED, RECONFIGURED AND PROPAGATED


Site 

The South-facing Courtyard Wall outside Batmale 245 & 246 will be used to support and affix the Spring 2014 environmental installations. This concrete curvilinear surface will be divided into specific territories to accommodate the work of 3-4 design and construction teams of students. Consider compass orientation, sun exposure, shade and shadow, views, adjacent existing conditions, and human activities that can be experienced from this location.

Program All constructed designs shall visibly respond to this semester’s final project theme: “The Wall Transfigured: memories resurrected, reconfigured, and propagated.”

All installed work shall be three-dimensional explorations of both form and space; and evoke intentional expressive experiences in your audience through the application of a tectonic language. 

The following requirements shall be satisfied by your team’s environmental installation: o Respond uniquely to the context of site

o Provoke others to appreciate everyday aspects of place that are typically ignored o Reflect narratives of the human condition o Support accidental encounters and human

activities

o The organizational logic of your installed work shall be visually readable


Initial Inspirations 1.

Recycled & Sustainable Material Organic Detailed Design

2. 3.

Order & logic in math


Recycled & Sustainable Material I wan to explore the idea of working with a budget and incorporating recycled material would not only be more affordable, but it will give me insight into what the limitations are for the most amount of material for the least amount of cost. Sustainability is a value that I architects should have in mind when in the process of design.


ECOVATIVE

A materials science company that has developed a new class of home-compostable bioplastics based on living organisms, mushroom mycelia ‘mushroom material’, grown from living organisms, can be used in everything from protective packaging and furniture to insulation, footwear, even surfboards (and soon some electric car components eliminating the negative environmental impacts of production associated with the plastics industry, producing a material that sequesters carbon, and delivers nutrients back to Earth


Multi-Purpose Product Packaging

Prototype Surf boards

Insulation and more


Organic Detailed Design

It is important to embrace the natural elements in an aesthetical execution that creates an engaging experience that reflects and complements the external world within ones human qualities.


FRANK LLYOD WRIGHT Wright's design solution was to view all details of a structure as the product of a single independent mind including all major and minor ornamental and symbolic elements. Nature was his guide and inspiration. Many different environmental factors were incorporated into his designs in a way that addressed the dynamics of an architecture that integrated the essences of nature and humanism.


Fallingwater Fallingwater hangs over a waterfall using the architectural device known as the cantilever. The house very much engaged with its surroundings. Wright built forms with their natural environments through a careful consideration of topography. His architectural style as "organic"--in harmony with nature


Order & Logic of Math

Order and logic of math is a vital instrument to explore in design in the need for comprehension of the relationships of nature and structural integrity so that it can pave way to further creative innovative applications of the foundational principles


THOMAS JEFFERSON Jefferson was a polymath whom used a form of Neo-Classicism which emphasizes the wall and maintains separate identities to each of its parts. He was heavily guided by geometric shapes to contribute to a sense of rhythmic, geometric unity and iconic symbolism while using a system of order by math logic.


University of Virginia- The Rotunda Order Utilized:

  Musical Ratios & Geometric Ratios

Utilized: • Diameter 1/2 of the Pantheon, consequently 1/4 it's area, & 1/8 it's volume • Ratios of 1: & 1: • Extreme & Mean Proportions= 1:

Special sensitivity to harmony and proportion, and an ability to produce a rich and vibrant unity from a vast array of particulars creates the underlying complimentary vision of unity, crafting the beauty of from a rich variety of material elements sense of order & logic


DESIRED DESIGN APPROACH

ECOVATIVE:

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THOMAS JEFFERSON:

INSPIRATION

LEARNED

ORGANIC AFFORDABLE MATERIAL

SUSTAINABILITY CAN LOWER COST & INCREASE INTEGRITY

SAFISTICATION IN AESTHETICS WITH DETAILS

DESIGN FROM THE NATURAL ELEMENTS WITH HUMAN RELATION EVOKES HARMONY

ORGANIZED BY ORDER OF SYMBOLISM, GEOMETRIC RATIOS, AND MUSICAL RATIOS

VAST ARRAY OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES BY USE OF LATERAL THINKING CREATES SHIBUI SUPERPOSITION


References

http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/futrelle/diagrams/docs/pdfs/d00041.pdf http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/futrelle/diagrams/fig-pages/f00003.html http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Virginia_Rotunda_plan_ground_floor.jpg http://www.beloose.com/profiles/blogs/frank-lloyd-wright-on-drawing-part-three-un-built http:// archinect.com/news/article/84774322/mushroom-plastics-initiative-ecovative-wins-2013-buckminster-fuller-ch http ://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bio-plastics_initiative_ecovative_wins_2013_buckminster_fuller_challen


SMALL SCALE INVESTIGATIONS 1.

SECTIONING 2.

Folding


SECTIONING ď ľ

A static abstract monument to the creative students, specifically the architecture department, of CCSF evoking the value of the ever on going process of Wabi-Sabi through time by exposure to the sun, which casts an array of shadows that are superposed in strata pointing to Batmale in reference to devotion to continuous learning to be of the highest quality of a person’s character


SUBTRATIONS

FRAMING

EXPLORATIONS:

SUBTRACTIONS IN PANELS FOR PATTERNS OF SHADOW •

CONNECTION TO THE WALL •

FRAMING A VIEW

CONNECTIONS TO WALL

SHADOWS


ITERATION #1

SUBMITTED

ALTERATIONS


ITERATION #2 SUBMITTED

ALTERATIONS


ITERATION #3 SUBMITTED

ALTERATIONS


QUESTIONS & CONCLUSIONS 1.

Do I demonstrate sectioning?

.No,

because the iterations do not illustrate a recognizable shape from multiple arrays.

2.

What did I learn from my explorations?

.Connections .Shadows .Frame

to the wall can limit the outcome of the design.

are not as important as being site specific.

should be clear without explanation.


FOLDING NARRATIVE - Life Stages 1. Deception of Senses --deceived by illusions of size 2. Relations & Meaning --connections observed and need 3. Isolation --isolation occurs from the disconnect 4. Inescapable Death --different paths of life, but all funneled to one end


ACTIVITY: EXPLORATION

EXPLORATIONS:  

ACTIVITY

HUMAN CONDITION 

1

NARRATIVE

ACTIVITY: SITTING

NARRATIVE: 1. SENSE DECEPTION 2. RELATION & MEANING 3. ISOLATION 4. DEATH 4

2 3


ITERATION#1


ITERATION #2


ITERATION #3


ITERATION #4


ITERATION #5


ITERATION #6


ITERATION #7


ITERATION #8


ITERATION #9

1

2

3


QUESTIONS & CONCLUSIONS 1.

Did I demonstrate folding?

.Yes, 2.

the iterations have been folded - wholly or in part - in some way.

What did I learn from folding?

.Human

condition should be experiences we all go thru.

.Should

communicate my narrative clearly thru hierarchy of tectonic language.

.No

complexity in design to draw people in

.Still

not site specific


The Final The Burrow


A TEAM: Alex- Team Manager Brittney- Bookeeper Ganod- Hand on Deck Marley- Site Manager Sean- Lead Design Charlie- Photographer


SITE SELECTION 

The use of the threaded holes for structural integrity

The location of the wall that has the most sunlight and is tangent to the stairs and hill 

The most visible from Batmale and the soccer field and parking lot


DESIGN MODEL Sean- Lead Designer developed this model thru the use of Sketch up 

Respond uniquely to the context of site

Yes, utilizes the planter and also the treaded holes to support the structure

Provoke others to appreciate everyday aspects of place that are typically ignored

Provides most cityscape view to the east to reflect on the juxtaposition of man’s creations amongst the nature that it surrounds

Reflect narratives of the human condition

An extension of the hillside, suggesting its conclusion beyond the wall, for those seeking refuge from the seemingly desolate courtyard. 

Support accidental encounters and human activities 

Benches provide seating

The organizational logic of your installed work shall be visually readable

The use of 2-3 components per section creates the kit of parts


INTENTIONAL Single entrance located on the left of the structure strategically placed far from the path of the passerby's of the courtyard to force curiosity by having to walk around to experience the outside, before entering inside as well as exiting.

The benches are sections following the same logic and rhythm of the exoskeleton. The vertical joints at the top and at the bottom & the bench seats in plan view, align in a curvilinear form that imitates the exterior form to illicit propagation from beyond the wall and eventual growth into the structure itself. 

The wooden sections arrayed at equal distances are left open to embrace the sun’s shadow within the structure.


METHODS Sections arrayed from the wall comprised of two to three 2x4’s labeled A,B, or C depending on the location from the wall. Used Sketch up model for the measurements, made a list of measurements organized by A,B, and C and the number of the section. Labeled each piece of wood accordingly.


DAY 1-4


DAY 5


DAY 6-8


DAY 9-11


DAY 12


DISCOVERIES 

The original 26 sections needed to be adjusted to 23 in order to fit the actual courtyard, measurements of the wall in Sketch up were not accurate. Recalculation was needed to continue the natural flow of the structure

Some of the bolts were shorter and needed to have washers to be flush with the wood

Temporary braces from the extra pieces of wood installed to keep the structure from converging or collapsing overnight

The decent of the vertical post were no longer supported by wall but rather interconnection between the vertical posts

The footing of the structure from the wall was not flush with the ground so angle cuts were made and added to incorporate more stability

Framing the views was a challenge that required more time so we decided as a team to focus on finishing the project with rope


JUDGEMENT DAY Constructive Analysis: 

Address the title of the presentation first

Design complexity can be achieved besides in lines as well as skin on different planes

Skin possibility of metal that contracts at a different rate than another metal for a kinetic quality

Could use another kind of ordering system using triangulation for stability

Could have been more dynamic through the use of more sections towards the smaller end, showing a clear density

No need of footing while in the planter for site specificity

Tension between sections could have been executed by use of cables plus added more structural integrity

No complexity of connections

Eye sores: Sections along the rope/joints & inconsistent bolts with washers and some without

Judge Jerry and others

Presentation


Conclusion Improvements could have been made through use of multi-layers for complexity implemented in the connections, sections, ordering system and/or surfaces. •

In advance create an more than one ordering system that can easily be viewed •

Rely on the physical measurements rather than measurement made from a computer model software •

Important to have a structure that is stable from finish to end


Final project