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MIKE LAROCQUE

Architecture Portfolio


CONTENTS DESIGN

-DORMITORY -CANADIAN WESTERN BANK

DETAILS

-FLOOR PLANS -WALL SECTIONS -SECTION DETAILS

RENDERS

-WHITE PHARMACY


DESIGN “There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.” — Massimo Vignelli


DORMITORY

The image to the left is an inspirational collage that I made in Photoshop. The purpose of the collage is to reflect my design theme visually. The thematic word I chose was Tranquility, with the combination of blue tones and calming images I believe I portrayed the feeling that was intended. I set out to design a place where the students could come back to after a long day of doing school work and relax and recharge their batteries.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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The image to the right is a plan view of all three floors that make up the dormitory I designed. The main floor is a coffee shop that is open to the public, it also gives the students a common area to unwind. Also the unlimited supply of coffee is a nice touch. The name Paisible Maison translates to peaceful house.

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT


Below is a perspective view of the Paisible Maison. The image was created in SketchUp and was roughly rendered in SketchUp. Each end of the dormitory is encased by curtain wall glazing this allows the maximum natural light possible into the stairwells which are located at each end of the building. Behind the wood paneling is where the residential suites are located and the clear story windows are where the corridors are located. There are two balconies located on the third floor which are available for resident use.

DORMITORY


CANADIAN WESTERN BANK

To the left is an example of the bubble diagrams I made in Adobe Illustrator. Bubble diagrams are necessary for spacial planning, giving you a idea of how each room and area interacts and relates to one another.

To the right is the finalized main floor plan of my Canadian Western Bank. The bubble diagrams are useful for organizing rooms in relation to one another, but you don’t get to see how the rooms ‘fit’ together until you draft up a floor plan and see how the sizes of the rooms relate to the shape of the rough massing of the building.


CANADIAN WESTERN BANK

Above is the final product of my Canadian Western Bank. I wanted to incorporate the surrounding architecture into the shape and 2 appearance of my bank, so I kept my bank rigid and linear to relate to the E=MC building just south of the proposed lot and used wood siding for my exterior in order to tie in to the western theme that is portrayed by The Ranch directly east of the proposed site. I wanted to keep the bank as energy efficient as possible so I used as much clear story glazing as possible in order to allow in maximum sunlight, in turn heating the building without the use of burning fuels. The skylight on the roof of the building also opens in the summer allowing the warm air to vent, thus giving the building a natural passive ventilation system, eliminating the use of mechanical HVAC units. The bank also has a grey water collection system. Storing rainwater runoff and then using the water for flushing toilets and irrigation.


DETAILS

“God is in the details.” - Mies van der Rohe


DORMITORY FLOOR PLANS

Above is a Main Floor Plan and corresponding Reflected Ceiling plan to the NAIT Dormitory I designed. Both were drawn in AuoCAD 2012.


DORMITORY FLOOR PLANS

Above are the Second and Third Floor Plans to my NAIT Dormitory. Both were drawn in AutoCAD 2012.


DORMITORY WALL SECTIONS

Above is an example of four Wall Sections. This is useful in illustrating the relationship each floor has with one another and how they maintain the building envelope. This drawing was done in AutoCAD 2012.


DORMITORY SECTION DETAILS

Above are Section Details. These, like wall sections, illustrate the relationship between building materials at key points in the building. Section Details are useful because they show more detail than wall sections, but you wouldn’t do section details for every part of your building, only the more complicated areas.


RENDERS

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau


PHARMACY


To the left is an example of a rendering I did in SketchUp. We the class were given AutoCAD building elevations of the pharmacy and from there we had to not only mass it in SketchUp but add patterns and textures to it. Once we were happy with our pharmacy we needed to find an appropriate background for our rendering. I chose a California Theme.

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