Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

High Rise : Final Boards

Bonnie's Apartment
Cindy and Sherry

High Rise: Cindy and Sherry

Guest Bedroom
Twins bedroom
2nd Floor to twins room
Entertainment Area
Wine Cellar
Master Bedroom
Living Room
Dining room/Stairs

Sherry and Cindy are both partnered in a self-owned antique shop. While considering these elements used by this couple, I’ve brought the outside in creating an atmosphere where the family will always feel at home. As a family, they enjoy traveling. At every stop, they collect a wine bottle that has left meaning in their lives and has created a memory. Through the time they’ve collected a total of 250 wine bottles. Keeping this in mind, the words, tavern, cabin, wine cellar, dark, cozy and memorable came into mind. Considering their traveling hobby, the perfect place for their home is one where they can go to different areas within their rooms as if traveling and create a memory. For materials, natural elements fit them best. Using different exotic woods throughout walls and floors, give them a feeling of comfort. In the twins room, the second level gives them a chance to escape. The two girls can easily decide to take part in two different areas, one area consist of being down on the first level, where a nook has been provided to easily hide away, or the second level where the twins may choose to easily relax and do work. As well as in the master bed, the parents have been given an opportunity to easily take control of their room by deciding where to enclose their room area from the living area within their room, or leave it open. The same goes for the Guest, where the guest instead take an adventure on the lower level of the house and can then have their own privacy. Within their room, they have the opportunity to choose between bed or living area. As for the whole house, the rooms become the center. Within each room varies the different scales of centers. For the girls, the change in level becomes the center. Whereas, in the room the center becomes the walls that divide each room from their small private and public areas.

High Rise: Bonnie

Living Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom (2)
Master Bathroom
Guest Room
Multipurpose Room
Dining Room
2nd Floor Library

Utilities Room

As a novelist, chess player, flower arranger and soup kitchen volunteer, Bonnie sets a perfect example of a completely multitasked person. Using her personality throughout the space, I provided a space that she would be able to manipulate constantly, creating a different story for each room on her own. Using mainly dark and natural materials, I designed a cozy and pleasant space for writing utilizing lighting, adjusted dramatically to suggest varied mood tones and a sense of mystery. In each room, the ceiling has two different light switches. Each lets Bonnie decide which mood she is in and how much lighting she wants. Throughout the space I wanted to always have a place of inspiration for Bonnie to sit and write. In order to achieve this goal, each room has its own personality given by the different wall coverings. Beginning in the living room, Bonnie can easily manipulate the movable doors on a track device and start her story through space. As a way of manipulating color, I specified analogous colors for the walls and a contrasting color on the ceilings. Using the 15 principles of design, centers became an important part of design. Wall partitions become the center and every room. The guest room uses this partition as a way to divide each room into private and public. Though these partitions vary in size, they become proportional when set in the appropriate sized room. Overall, the house was designed for Bonnie to create and begin her adventure.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ranch : Perspectives

These are the beginning renderings I created. Using a ban through the center of the living room into the dining, I interlocked these spaces by keeping the same use of materials. Playing with Materials from soft to hard and maintaining the same color also helped me achieve my goal of intelocking each space.

With this model I looked at how light played with the negative and positive space.

Using this model to show color, I decided to show how the color would remain the same yet be used in a different way.

In the process of coming up with a concept for the Ranch house, we did a series of charettes. When considering, material, light and color, i planned on being consistent with the materials and interlocking them from room to room.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nurb Gallery : Flat Gallery

This is an art gallery that I designed using a new computer software. Rhino was a challenge to work with, however, i feel that it gave me an opportunity to try modeling different things in 3D modeling softwares. In the end, I am very happy with the final outcome.

Ranch : Parti

After analyzing my painting I then took into consideration a graphic that I would want to use to move forward in my project. The first set of Parti's 1-7 were beginning to look to much like the original painting so I then decided to drift away from what the artwork "looks like" and abstract it into what I thought described my concept. What I concluded with was that each space will contain something different, but at the same time one specific element in the previous room will tie into the next. This will then unify the previous space with the next, creating an interlocking theme throughout the house.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ranch : Inspiration : Gallery


"An abstraction surrealist who was heavily influenced by jazz music of 1940's and 1950's. He translated syncopation and rhythm into a visual for, often using interlocking lines to create architectonic compositions. "

From this image we are to take inspiration for the Ranch design.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ranch : Precedent Analysis

The next project consist of the redesign of a Ranch. This week we have began constructing the construction documents for this house, and investigating the differences between the previous "bungalow style" and "ranch style". This are some images that we were taken at a Ranch House in Greensboro, NC. I really enjoyed all the variety of furniture the house had as well as the unity it created.