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What I Will Submit…
April 30, 2009, 12:22 pm
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1. 4 plans ( 3 floors + a roof level)
2. 2 sections (please suggest which ones you think will be most succesful out of the blue, purple, red and orange sections)
3. a photo-collage to express the atmosphere of the site
4. model @ 1:50 (like the mock-up model)
5. detailing of water system (which will not really register in the model- but I’ve none-the-less developed…)

Is there anything else that you think might be needed to illustrate the scheme?

Thanks so much, Felicity!

As Promised…
April 30, 2009, 12:11 pm
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Possible Section Cuts
April 30, 2009, 11:08 am
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Draft Model.
April 30, 2009, 10:07 am
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1. I’m sorry for having used super-glue, they sold out of UHU @ the uni store.
2. This is without having resolved the issue of water moving in the facade.
a1West wall is removed.b1South+West (no openings)c1Trying to explore the effects of the openings- was rather difficult without natural sunlight and only direct light which causes the shadows to be much sharperd1I recognise this photo is out of focus, but its more accurate as it weakens the outlines of the shadows as well as helps me focus on light instead of the physical structure.e1f1South facade- Entry facadeg1View in from western facade.h1i

Axonometric Tests
April 21, 2009, 11:32 am
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ccf21042009_00004I did this drawing with my eyes closed to try and capture my initial vision of the kind of space I wanted to create.  ccf21042009_00002ccf21042009_00003

the VOIIIID bum BUM!
April 21, 2009, 10:20 am
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Today I stood in a space approximately 8000mm high.  This is the height of my void.  I stood in the corner and looked up to test what it would be like to be in that space.  It felt comfortable.  Further, I tried to imagine the space to 2500x3600mm and I did not experience any reverse-vertigo.

However, I’m now testing this space through perspective drawings and axonometric drawings and the space is starting to seem uncomfortable.  At some stage, I’ll have to return to the 8000mm high space with a tape measure to approximate the smallest possible comfortable space for that height…

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April 21, 2009, 9:14 am
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The top image explores a plumbing system that encorporates my idea of flowing water.  While it will still initially have to come from a conventional outlet, it will flow along the wall before it is intercepted by a plate which whille allow the water to flow out of the wall in a waterfall kind of motion.

The openings will indicate the way the user will bath themselves… first to wash their feet, then their whole body.

Now I have to decide what I want to happen to shower water.

The lower image explains a guttering system whereby a series of grooves transports rainwater down into little openings in the wall which operate in the same system as the shower openings.  In this way, the building is truly internalised, much like the flight steward.

I initially tried to devise an element which would express something about the function of the building, without giving too much away.

In saying this, I will work on the facade so that the grooves will work AROUND openings.

I will figure out dimensions once I get the go-ahead!