3200 m2 Bookshop Cafe/Bar Lifts/Services/Public amenities Reception/ticketing
Foyer and public circulation Exhibit Museum+educational zone Resource collections Lecture/recital/screen
Conference/Seminar/Symposium Writerâ€™s hot desks Small literary organisations
At this stage of the design, massing should have developed far enought to merit detailed investigation of internal spaces and facade. Build on the chosen design concept by incorporating themes into both the section and facade.
A NEW CONVENTION?
Combining rule based process with new digital modelling tools, explore methods of creating form outside of traditional building systems. Emphasis is to be placed on the â€˜possibleâ€™ rather than the probable, the expected.
Develop a series of rules and conditions that allow for iterative testing of form and volume. A method of evaluating iterations is crucial to move on from this stage.
Lt Bourke St Heffernan Ln
POPULATION / SIZE / AFFORDABILITY
Using an urban train line as a point of reference, explore options for alternate types of housing in Australia. Examine issues of appropriate size, typology, amenity.
1246 plots 8 people/storey @ 1 level
4 people/storey @ 2 levels
2-3 people/storey @ 3 levels
2 people/storey @ 4 levels
STRATEGY 1: Concentrate density close to train station. Zone bands around station reducing density further fron station.Joshua Wa 21
STRATEGY 2: Identify sites with the tallest built volume. Explore potential for small footprint/high yield density.
STRATEGY 3: Identify largest sites by area. Development of these plots will leave smallest total sites affected. 22
STRATEGY 4: Examine existing infrastructure for opportunities to limit car travel and maximise green corridors.
x312 x38 STRATEGY 5: Select small narrow plots for fine grain distribution, balance lost private space with community areas. Onion Flats
Wansey St Housing
A MODULAR SOLUTION: Develop a combination of modules that will accomodate expected occupancy patterns. Note shift in traditional household numbers towards single and small family residences. Envelope and facade of modules can be informed by the local context. Examine residential building stock and incorporate common materials into the design. Facade rhythm can be read from abstracting the areas street layout.
3-4 Person Module
1-2 Person Module
1. Develop a series of site drawings over time paying particular attention to terrain, landscape relationships and the site specifics.
2. Break down local building stock into materials, analysing their position in relation to the street, major features and isolate one detail to create a catalogue of surroundings. 27
SCRIBBLE Develop a quick series of pencil (or similar medium that is quick, erasable) sketches that aim to resolve position and orientation of building.
IMPORTANT: At this stage drawings should be exploratory. Avoid locking an idea down too early.
Making sure a site model is accurately built, test massing to scale. Adjust building height and volume with different iterations. Preliminary material tests are encouraged.
NOTE: Models are to be quick and easily changed. These models are design tools, not presentation pieces.
If possible, obtain 1:1 scale sample materials to test for performance (flexibility, strength etc) and visual qualities. Photograph model studies.
NOTE: Photographing models with a macro or similar lens yields best results. 31
R ILT TA
R ILT TA
CATALOGUE Categorise built elements and develop axonometric diagram showing relationships between components. Working from outside in, or inside out- document materials. Items should include the following at a minimum. 1. Base/slab 2. Primary structure 3. Secondary structure 4. Internal circulation 5. Interior materials and relevant joinery items
Glazing/Louvres gla zing/
Portal steel frame
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Ply wall/roof lining
plywood roof linin
Concrete slab, ply panel floorings lab with f looring
Gabion basket retaining wall (excavated fill)
6. Glazing/openings 7. Weather sealing
NOTE: Residence is to be located close to water course and largely vegetated landscape. Flooding and fires are common threats - ensure building design takes this into account. 36
gabion b wall (s ite
excavation/ ground levelling
G AUZE MAT E R IAL S C R E E N
Gauze material Glass Louvres Zinc Metal Mesh
G LAS S LOUV R E S LOUV R E F R AMING S T E E L C OLUMN C OUNT E R W E IG HT S
S L IDING T R AC K
ME T AL ME S H F R AME E X P ANDE D ME T AL ME S H S C R E E N
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G AUZE MAT E R IAL S C R E E N
Glass G LASLouvres S LOUVR E S Steel Framing LOUV R E F R AMING Structural Steel S T E E L C OLUMN Counterweight C OUNT E R W E IG HT S S L IDING T R AC K Sliding track ME T mesh AL ME framing S H F R AME Metal E X P ANDEmetal D ME Tmesh AL ME S H S C R E E N Expanded
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