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URBAN HOUSING PROJECT
KYMCA EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE
SOUTH AMERICAN CITY INTERVENTION
URBAN HOUSING PROJECT
DESIGNING A SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITY YEAR 3 I SEM1 To design a compact urban community, comprising of a variety of unit types for a diverse social residential demographic, integrated with shared and commercial spaces. The social needs of the residents are very important and as designers, we are expected to fulfill their needs by providing appropriate solutions for living and support services. This project promotes a mixed use development giving importance to both residences and commercial activities on a single lot. This juxtaposition of uses challenges notions of privacy and edges, requiring demonstration of an attitude towards urban living.
LANCASTER AVENUE - EASTWOOD PARK GARDENS - KINGSTON- JAMAICA
can be seen as a
means to create magnificent spac-
es and social organizations that evokes a sense of unity.
in designing this urban housing complex, the main intent was to create a space that helps bring residents of the community closer together.
such, this devel-
opment will act as a central axis that
points from anywhere within that space.
this space is pro-
tected by towering buildings that acts as a buffer from street noise
and creates a cool micro-climate that will encourage the use of the space at any given time.
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Isolated Unit Plans
Two-Bedroom Family Unit 1
Shop House Lower Unit
Two Bedroom Family Unit 2
Shop House Upper Unit
UNIT TYPE Two-Bedroom Family Unit Shop House Studio Shop
UNITS 8 6 4 9
Second Floor Plan
KINGSTON YMCA EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
KINGSTON YMCA EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY CENTRE SEM1 l YR. 4
This Project is an opportunity for students to investigate and analyze an array of the YMCA needs as well as propose architectural solutions for a given site. The existing Main Hall of the Kingston YMCA is to be refurbished and adapted for the multipurpose community spaces. These multipurpose spaces are envisaged as the hub of the site connecting existing sporting and public amenities with a new Learning Centre. The existing Pool Area is and changing area are to remain. There will be a wide range of age groups that utilize the amenities at varied times of the day. For example, activities of the Learning Center occur during the day where as the use of Vocational Training areas and the Multipurpose Spaces occur in the afternoon. The Kingston YMCA Educ tional and Community Centre is to act as an oasis in the heart of the city offering a place for the enhancement of Youth Development. LOCATION
COR. OLD HOPE ROAD AND TRFALGAR ROAD- KINGSTON - JAMAICA
intent of this project is to en-
hance the potential of the existing learnng centre characterized by architectural quality.
Thus, the conâ€˜A Building With Four Walls And Tomorrow Inside.â€™ Likewise, the buildingâ€™s asymmetric form features angled roofs, breezeways, a lightwell garden and clerestory windows among others. Together, these features all aids in sustainability, as well as indoor environment quality. cept of my design is:
learning centre is designed for
users of all ages.
cludes not only spaces for learning but for vacational training as well.
Moreover, the building is organized such that the breezeways in the eucational builing aids in fenestration. Also, the organition / layout of the property allows for its function to be clearly distributed and the spaces to be organized under special characteristics options to people for using the space without entering the building.
LEGEND 1-Existing Main Hall 2-Gym 3-First Aid 4-Restroom 5-Cyber Cafe 6-Multi Purpose Room 7-Meeting Room 8-Security 9-Admin Office 10-Kitchen 11-Canteen 12-Changing Room 13-Homework Room 14-Classroom 15-Storage 16-Cosmetology 17-Multi-purpose 18-Barber 19-Welding 20-Bath and Changing Room 21-Club Office 22-Maintainence 23-Copy Room 24-Council 25-Library 26-Staff Room
27- Storage 28- Common Space 29- Parking
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
SOUTH AMERICAN CITY INTERVENTION
THE CULTURAL CENTRE GATEWAY
YEAR 4 I SEM 2
The Cultural Centre is to be a gateway for Georgetown. The gateway is a catalyst for the urban renewal of the industrial zone along the Demerara River, serving the people of Guyana and Visitors who enter the country via Cruise ships. Conceived as a portal, threshold, stage and resource centre, the program for the intervention is to provide a place for Guyanese people to develop, reflect, exhibit and share their cultural activities. The Cultural Centre is to be an Interactive Environment for the public and people in the Creative Industries with a focus on the literary, performing and visual arts. The Centre is to be welcoming, used by both residents and visitors for day and night time activities as a social hub. The park north of the Terminal building must also be designed along with the promenade north of the site in a way that connect with your concept and design intent
WATER AND URQUHQART STREET - GEORGETOWN - GUYANA
designing the landscape of the
cruise ship terminal. came from
nese novelist and essayist
Harrisâ€™. In his writing he described Guyana as a contrasting landscape where Natural meets manmade and where forests and savannas come together. The proposed ter-plan tries to brate Guyanaâ€™s
capture and cele-
landscape by cre-
ating a mixture of hardsacpe and softscape areas that creates a con-
trast. It is also proposed that the various landscape elements also reflect the local significance of the proposed facility.
as pavements and furniture should be site specific incorporating local materials and unique local themes that activates when inhabited
Site Activation Strategy Hard - Soft Edges / Contrasting Landscape St Georgeâ€™s Cathedral
Urban Strategy Diagram
Proposed Site Plan
Proposed Circulation Diagram
vision for this project is noth-
ing less than realizing the full potential of this
South American City
through establishing the proposed property as a
Likewise, the concept of my design is: â€˜Bridging Culture and the people, Immersing the visitors into the diverse culture of Guyanaâ€™. The
intent is to create a micro-
cosm of the
where not only locals can thrive,
but where visitors to the country go to get an authentic experience.
importantly, the visitors are
welcomed by a small accentuated entrance portal which, in addition to symbolizing the entrance to the
building, provides a human scale suitable for the reception area.
interior space is separated from the street by a boundary defined by a permeable skin, which together with
the portal acts as a threshold.
organized around a central space that highlights the presence of a bridge and an outdoor exhibition
space, which serves as a virtual boundary between public and private areas of the building, differentiating two volumes that allow the function to be clearly distributed and the spaces to be organized under special characteristics.
Cultural Living Room
Section C -C
Great design should move and surprise you. You should feel it and have an immediate attraction. In designing this residence, the intent was to create a space that evokes a sense of unity between the users, the edifice and the magnificent views that are attained while on the site. A space that is well thought out and connects the interior with the exterior
giving the users a space in which they can thoroughly enjoy throughout.
that allows seamless and unimpeded views and connections to
the natural surroundings no matter the location of the user within the edifice.
space was also designed to accommodate guests, therefore
it was important to separate the private from the public spaces.
When a guest is within the space they will in no way view private areas unless directed to those spaces. All these characteristics come together to make this residence a pure and incredible architectural masterpiece which the users will thoroughly enjoy.
BACOLET, TOBAGO W.I.
POWDER ROOM STORAGE
LEVEL 0 - 2000 SQ.F
OPEN TO BELOW
MASTER BEDROOM BEDROOM 2
LEVEL 1 - 1400 SQ.F
Architecture can be seen as a means to create magnificent spaces which evokes a sense of unity between the users, the edifice and the surrounding context. Therefore, in designing this residence, the main intent was to create a space that connects the interior with the exterior, As the users expressed their love for the outdoors. As such, the main livings paces were designed in such a way to Allow seamless and unimpeded views And connections to the natural surroundings. Creating outdoor living spaces was Also an important design factor, as it allowed the users to be directly linked with the surrounding environment. The existing site trees were also taken into account as they create a juxtaposition between the proposed building And themselves. Some materials used within the spaces like the floors, also successfully borrow from the exterior context which embraces and gives a sense of earthiness to the space while Also keeping it up to date to the modern times.
GRAFTON, TOBAGO W.I.
Kitchen | dining
REDESIGNING AND RE-PURPOSING A CALL CENTRE
To redesign an existing office space to be fitting to todayâ€™s modern society, comprising of spaces that create a fun working environment. A place which allows for work and play that would increase team spirit and communication
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA W.I.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
RENOVATION OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL LOUNGES
• To redesign and uplift the existing departure lounge at the Norman Manley international airport in an attempt to uplift existing spaces and make users feel like true vip’s. • Create concepts for an outdoor arrival lounge at the sangster’s international airport to allow visitors to begin their Jamaican travel experiences with first class treatment
MONTEGO BAY & KINGSTON JAMAICA W.I.
arrival lounge opt a
arrival lounge opt b