Monday, March 06, 2006

Week 5 - Design Development


Design development became something more than structuring units according to programmatic requirements. The apartment study of territorialization played a key factor in shaping the overall building form, materials and geometry of the structure. The floor plates were moved in and out according to the designations of semi-private and private. Instead of weakly succumbing to the whims of visual intrusion from the outside, this design seeks to fight back – to empower the inhabitant in semi private areas through greater visibility within and without. The material reading of the façade in private unit areas serves as a foreboding warning to outsiders to help give the feeling of being watched, thus improving privacy and security.

floors top-bottom, l-r: 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8; semi-privacy vs privacy diagram in plan

improved sight lines through floor plate manipulation in plan

improved sight lines through carving in section

material rendering, NE corner

-Max

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