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E TECTONICS SUSTAINABILITY FORM MEMORY R DESIGN STUDIO 4

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Kimberlyn Bacchus

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RK NALYSIS STRUCTURE TECTONICS SUSTAINABILITY FORM MEMORY RITUAL MEDIATION PAVILION SH HELTER LIVE WORK CHARETTE SITE ANALYSIS STRUCTURE TECTONIC CS SUSTAINABILITY FORM MEMORY RITUAL MEDI DIATION PAVILION SHELTER LIVE WORK

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RK Site Analysis (Urban) 5 NALYSIS STRUCTURE TECTONICS SUSTAINABILITY Master Plan 9 FORM MEMORY RITUAL MEDIATION PAVILION SH Pavilion 13 HELTER LIVE WORK Site Analysis (Rural) 17 CHARETTE SITE ANALYSIS STRUCTURE TECTONIC Shelter 21 CS SUSTAINABILITY FORM MEMORY RITUAL MEDI Precedent 25 DIATION PAVILION SHELTER LIVE WORK Live/ Work 27

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The Project Duration: 18th January- 25 January (1 week) Project Lecturer: David Cuthbert Project type: Group

Above: Simple sketch of the curves in the CSA building’s staircases that inspired the curves in the design.

Group Members: Kimberlyn Bacchus, Javid Khan, Kristina McPherson, Johann Williamson

Below: Initial sketches of one of the contributary ideas that were used for the final design.

FInal Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Michael Stanley, Mlela Matandara, Laurie Ferron, Guest The task: Each group was required to design an interactive sculpture that would cater to the social needs of CSA’s students. Special attention had to be paid to using local materials and generating an easy to build design. The process included analysing the site, coming up with individual designs and then choosing the best design or designs and refining them, keeping in mind last semester’s lessons on form, memory, ritual and mediation, to come up with the final design. This was the first project for the semester and the first time, in a long time, we were required to design on a real site. We soon realized that a site analysis required great attention to detail in order for a successful design to be the end result. The short duration of the project, one week to be exact, really pushed us to make decisions quickly and run with them instead of mulling over them for any length of time. It highlighted the importance of choosing ideas that will work or will possibly work with some refining instead of remaining stuck on an impossible idea that we ‘like’ for too long.

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The Project Duration: 25 January - 01 February 2011 (1 week) Project Lecturers: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara Project type: Group Group Members: Kimberlyn Bacchus, Javid Khan, Kristina McPherson, Johann Williamson (all of AS2 by extension) Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara The task: The class was required to analyse an assigned site on the University of Technology’s campus. All influential aspects of the site were to be meticulously documented with each group given a specific component of the analysis. This analysis required that we document all aspects of the existing structures and the way people used and/or moved through the site. By doing this we would gain a better understanding of how the site influences the behaviour of the users and also how the behaviour of the users would influence any possible improvements. My group was responsible for the site sections so we were required to analyse the heights of the buildings in and surrounding the site, the facades of said buildings, the heights of the vegetation present and how they relate to the buildings and, finally, how all of these relate to the human scale.

Site section sketch looking west.

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The Project Duration: 01 February- 08 February 2011 (1 week) Project Lecturers: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara Project type: Group Group Members: Kimberlyn Bacchus, Javid Khan, Kristina McPherson, Johann Williamson Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines Task: Using the information gathered in the site analysis, each group was now required to generate a master plan that would address the problems currently faced by the site as well as suggest improvements and possible sites for study areas and other social gatherings. We were given carte blanche, thus allowing us to alter the site as much or as little as we wanted. We decided that for our site we would use GranitecreteTM that was stamped to look like large cut stone pathways that changed levels in response to a particular use such as seating, sales counters or tables. These changes in level would make the entire site seem like a giant undulating sculpture. We blocked the undesirable views with screens and introduced fragrant plants to help to mask the smells in the area and colourful plants to add some playful bursts of colour. I selected the material palette, doing extensive research on the groundcover as I wanted to address the problematic drainage on the site while maintaining the flat surfaces that suited our design. Granitecrete proved to be the answer as it gave the appearance we wanted and yet was porous to allow sufficient runoff.

Above: Research for seating. Right: Idea for behavior of blocks and play with levels; Granitecrete example Below: Material pallete sketches.

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The Project Duration: 08 February- 22 February 2011 (2 weeks) Project Lecturers: Allison West-Martin, Mlela Matandara Project type: Individual Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Rohan Bailey, Mlela Matandara The task: Each student was now required to design a multipurpose pavilion within their groups’s master plan that would serve as a permanent venue for activities such as sales, registration or performances. In designing the pavilion, the student had to keep in mind the material palette and the style of the master plan, as well as assigned formats for the way his/her pavilion was balanced and/or touched the ground. The structure had to balance on its own without help from any foundation or external supports or attachments. I was assigned the ‘leaf’ structure which was essentially a cantilevered form whose cantilever was larger than the support touching the ground. after analysing a leaf through sketches, I descided that my pavilion’s roof would be placed on an extremely small support like a leaf on a stem or vine. Unfortunately, at that time I thought that we were using foundations so my design was completely unable to stand on its own. However, after a night of testing through models, I was able to come up with a new design that was stable. in this project I now had to pay particular attention to how structural components were connected to each other. I always considered these connections in my designs before but now I had a clearer understanding of how a particular type of connection could affect the overall balance of a structure.

Sketchbook records of model testing session.

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The Project Duration: 25 February - 04 March 2011 (1 week) Project Lecturers: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara Project type: Group Group Members: Kimberlyn Bacchus, Javid Khan, Kristina McPherson, Johann Williamson (all of AS2 by extension) Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara

The task: The class was split into three groups and given the task of analysing three adjoining sites along the upper course of a river in the Maryland area. We were also required to design artistic interventions using only what was found on the site and to design bridges that would allow people to cross the river within each site. The site stretched for 50m along the river and across its bed and valley. The site was measured and important aspects such as present vegetation, means of access and egress, size of the river and possible flood heights and available usable materials were recorded. The available materials were noted as the bridge had to be built using materials found on site as well. I was one of the persons responsible for documenting vegetation in our assigned site (Site 2). For our intervention, we wanted to symbolise the connection between the land and the river so we allowed the land (rocks) to ‘flow’ into the water. The rocks also acted as a bridge that connected the plant and the water.

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The Project Duration: 04 March- 22 March 2011 (2 weeks, 3 days) Project Lecturer: David Cuthbert Project type: Individual Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley The task: Each student was required to design a shelter for sleep and study in a rural context, keeping in mind the principles of tectonics and the fact that subtle beauty can be found in a structure’s form, materials, use of space and construction/connection methods. We were also required to choose precedents that would guide our designs. The precedents that I chose exhibited a portable and compact nature which is what I wanted for my shelter. I did not want it to be simply perceived as a shed or shack or even remotely resemble such. I tried to evoke the conpact appearance of a piece of outdoor furniture, the portability of a tent as well as a willd, rugged and adventurous look. I wanted the design to be intimately connected with the slope so I let the volumes step up the valley, using the slope as a guide. I separated the private and public spaces in two volumes connected by a bridge and a ladder, which also added to the adventurous feel. Also the entance is at the bottom of the structure so a person would move up the slope to different levels of privacy. That way only someone who really needs or wants to be in that private area would be present as some effort is needed to get there.

Selected precedents that influenced my design.

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The Project Duration: 25 March- 29 March 2011 (3 days) Project Lecturer: N/A Project type: Group Group Members: Kimberlyn Bacchus, Javid Khan, Kristina McPherson, Johann Williamson Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley, Laurie Ferron, Kayla Shaw-Hines, Mlela Matandara The task: This project was simply a precursor to the Live/Work project and allowed us to analyse buildings that combined working and living in the same structure or in a connected group of structures. The building that we were assigned, Bailey Studio House, consisted of two volumes connected by an enclosed bridge. The design clearly delineated private space and public space as well as varying degrees of privacy in different parts of the house.

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The Project Duration: 29 March- 19 April 2011 (3 weeks) Project Lecturers: Michael Stanley, Mlela Matandara Project type: Individual Final Review Critics: David Cuthbert, Allison West-Martin, Michael Stanley The task: Each student was required to design a dwelling that would contain both a living area for three occupants and a workspace that would provide a particular service to the residents of the assigned site within the community of Elleston Flats. Students were also required to consider sustainable building practices in their designs and to provide a green space on their site. In this design, I paid close attention to the separation of private and public space and home and work. I designed a structure consisting of three wolumes that moved from private to public wtih a physical separation between the home and workspace. An elevated, open air bridge acted as an entrance to the home and as a transition space between home and work. The increasing levels of privacy was also shown in the lateral arrangement of the volumes across the site, with the most private volume recessed further into the site while the most public volume was close to the road. There were numerous openings that allowed ample cross ventilation and large windows that took advantage of favourable views. This project asked students to design in section instead of in plan like we were used to. This method of designing made me consider the placement of openings more than I usually did as i was forced to rectify them in the early stages of the design.

Above: Site context drawing of surrounding community. Below: Desgins generated in section.

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