Constructing Environments week 3 journal, Jordan Stones Potential Construction constraints: existing buildings of mass construction which are stationary and difficult to move. The place is not conventional. Heating and cooling difficult. Links to other buildings: Linked by a series of steel columns and wooden veneer, tied with glass panels. Construction type: Old building is mass construction, linked to the framework structure of new steel and glass. Structural systems: Mass construction, cantilever, steel columns, concrete slab with embedded steel. Materials: Steel, concrete, glass, wooden veneer. Potential Construction restraints: Size is limiting, positioned between two prominent buildings. Links to other buildings: Zinc cladding spans from one building to the surrounding buildings. Construction type: frame construction in between two big mass constructed buildings. Columns and beams present. Structural systems: Beams link two building together. Double skinned brick and studding inside walls. Materials: Brick, steel, zinc, glass, plastic, wood, vinyl.
Potential Construction constraints: Oval and road, students on site. Links to other buildings: Integration of original Queenâ€™s college building. Construction type: mass construction. Structural systems: gutter systems (internal and external). Concrete slab foundation. Materials: Concrete panels, internal framing (timber), timber roof joists, and gutters.
Potential Construction constraints: roads nearby, foyer not designed as office. Links to other buildings: Columns connecting to roof. Merging with old sandstone building. Construction type: Mass construction and others. Structural systems: cantilevers, columns and beams. Fixed joints. Materials: glass, concrete, steel, mortar, zinc and aluminium.
The entire eastern side of the project is visible, from the concrete block work to the temporary orange studwork. Steel reinforcement rods are also visible from this angle.
This section shows the basement walls of the structure, including the concrete blocking, the mortar in between them and the waterproof membrane that covers the bottom of the walls. Orange scaffolding is also shown here for safety measures.
This section focuses on the original cricket club rooms that are being re incorporated into the new design. The stud work inside the walls is interesting as it is very similar to conventional studding even in such an old building. This panoramic picture shows the western end of the site, again focusing on the foundational block work and the heritage cricket club building. Deep trench excavation is also present in this picture; forming the footing for the main structure.