Alondra Martinez: Architecture Design I
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
I decided to use water the inspiration for my design; as I started doing some research I realized that water can take many forms, but the most difficult form was its liquid state since it tends to be flexible and hard to stay in one place. Most architects that decided to take inspiration from water were faced with the same problem, however they focused their attention in the ocean and the waves. They represented the flow of the waves using horizontal and angled structures, that's why their buildings were not really tall.
Drawings and Model
Plane Study Drawing
Plane Study Model
I tried using vertical planes as the basic structure of my designs, I wanted my 3D Planes to resemble a waterfall as much as possible and I imagined the horizontal structures as the rocks in which the water would fall down upon and that (at the same time) would provide shelter. The idea was to replicate a cascade while keeping the plane inside the grid without using angles that would compromised the concept of the Fibonacci Cube.
Final Cube: Isometric
The final result was a waterfall-like building, I ended up adding and extra horizontal plane at the top of the main structure to enhance the concept of the cascade and to act as a ceiling for the second floor. I imagnes the other structures as the rocks supporting the waterfall where one can climb and get to the top. Both the drawing and the model show how I focused mainly in the verticality of the building while also adding extra floors and staying with the concept of my element.
Final Cube Model
Final Cube:Interior Perspective