BSc (hons) Architecture - Studio 3 Portfolio (shortened)
by Edan Turner
Final Project - Bristol School of Architecture
Building Concept and Use Floor Plans Structural Strategy Sections and Interior Study Elevations Exterior View Technical - Detailing Interior View
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Building Use and Concept
The client for my building is the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. The building would place the existing architecture school of UWE in the centre of the city. It would also provide an accessible architecture facility to the public.
The building would be used by the public, architecture students and architecture start-up practices. The aim of my building is to create a space that can benefit these three groups. The students would benefit by receiving tutoring from the start-ups and in return the start-ups would be provided with facilities and equipment needed to run their businesses.
The design objective was to create a building where collaboration could take place and the boundaries and functions of each floor level could be broken and blurred. The following images and diagrams show how open plan and levels have been organised to create connections between spaces and therefore collaboration between the users of the building.
The public would also be invited into the building for consultations and to use the cafe and main exhibition hall on the ground floor.
UWE in Relation to City Centre Diagram
Openings Between Floors Floor Uses Hierarchy Diagram
Atriums Start-up Student
Shared Floor 2 Shared
Central Bristol and Hotwells/ Harbourside
Shared Floor 2 Shared Floor 1
Floor Openings Start-up Student
Shared Floor 2 Shared Public
Process - Structural Model and Levels
Open Plan Diagrams - showing lines of sight in plan
Process - Testing the Interconnections of Spaces
First and Second Floor
Shared Floor 2
Shared Floor 1
Crit and Lecture Theatre
Floor Plans Ground Floor (public floor)
First Floor (shared floor)
Section BB 3
Section AA 5
Second Floor (shared floor)
1. Student crit space 2. Open plan lecture theatre 3. Outdoor cafe/bar seating 4. Public cafe/bar 5. Delivery storage 6. Plant room 7. Outdoors 1:1 model space
Structural Strategy Third Floor (student floor)
Fourth Floor (start up floor)
Structural Plan (ground)
The structural grid is based on a 5 metre span in both directions. The exceptions in the regular grid layout are designed to catch the edge of the floor plates where openings have been placed.
Concrete column External structural wall Concrete shear wall Building envelope
Longtitudinal Load Paths Section (Section AA)
Sections/Interior Longitudinal Section (Section AA)
The goal of creating spaces which connect with one another is best seen in section with the interplay of floor levels and openings. Section AA
Interior Materality Study
Cross Section (Section BB)
Elevations West Elevation
The elevations communicate the manipulation of levels taking place interiorly through the use of cantilevers and recessed parts of the facade.
Exterior View Exterior Perspective of West Facade
Technical - Detailing Full Height Detail (Section CC)
Detail One - Window
Detail Two - Parapet
Metal capping Black stainless steel Black stainless steel window frame
Steel framed louver bolted back into panel structure
Plywood PVC membrane (finish) Underlay Insulated upstand
Double glazing Black stainless steel with drip
The detailing, construction and materiality are designed to last. The concrete finishes provide a robust and neutral background canvas for the users to exhibit their work.
Black stainless steel cill Concrete block
Rigid insulation Vapour control Layer
Galvanised steel bolt (applies to all bolts) Telling Ltd - Glass fiber reinforced concrete panel Vapour barrier
Rigid insulation Structural insitu concrete wall
Stack ventilation Solar shading
The passive ventilation system uses the atriums to create a stack effect and the double height spaces use cross ventilation.
Section DD Cross ventilation
Interior View Interior Perspective of Cafe - with view through to the model workshop