Project 01: John Hejduk City and Model
Our first project was on an architect named John Hejduk. We looked specifically at a city that he made with lots of styles and functions to all of his buildings. I focused on a glaziers house and workplace made entirely of glass. I sketched out what I originally had on vellum (yellow paper picture) and then finished planning with the elevations. After that, I built the model out of spray painted wood and hot glue. Hejduk's roof design was a definitely out of the box and it was challenging to try and cut the pieces to the right sizes.
Project 02: DMZ City Planning and Building
The DMZ city has taken most of the school year and it's going to take a lot more work to figure out the rest of what we need to do. I made three different designs based on the curve that's most common in Korean architecture. My first design had a double curved roof and has some flexibility to be a one story building or a multiple story building. It was meant to be a house, small office building, or a shop. My second design has a curve on the bottom of the building, creating that open space for doors and windows. I stacked multiple stories together to create the bottom picture to create the multiple S's. My third design put the curve on the sides of a hexagon and was created as a multi story office building. There will be multiple floors with windows along the sides.
Project 03: Continued DMZ City Planning and Building
The planning process for my building took an odd route to my final design. I got inspiration off of the Project 02 section above and from a conglomeration of geometry centered on a single point. The many shapes I created led me to the thought of the lotus flower, and I did research to study its meaning to the Korean Peninsula. The lotus flower represents peace and unity so I decided to focus my efforts on designing a government building to keep the peace. I started off by drawing the petals and built a base underneath for the actual building where people would work.
I worked the most on my Revit model throughout the creation of the Lotus. The building has three floors, two elevators, six sets of restrooms, and offices with desks for government workers. The center is a park space on the bottom floor where workers can eat lunch and enjoy a small garden consisting of plants from both North and South Korea. There are stairs around the center part of the building to access higher floors for those who want the exercise or if the elevators are too crowded. In order from left to right, the pictures are of my first floor, second floor, third floor, site plan, the North elevation, and renderings of the final design. The rectangles are desks in rooms designated as office spaces for government workers.
My final model was made out of chip board and museum board. I laser cut the base of the building and cut out the rest of the parts. The site plan was created with paint and the trees were created from very small sticks and dried moss.