Berkley Stovall (Architectural Design II)
Project 1: Border Work/Study Zone
This project was to create a connective space along the border wall of US and Mexico where people from both sides could connect and converse across the way, in a way almost making the wall seem not there at all. The following images and texts are the design process I took to get to the final product. This page will take you from the very beginning all the way to the final drawings and model of this very fun and creative project.
These drawings above are the earliest drawing we did for the project. The two drawing are verb studies. In these exercises we were given a specific set of verbs and were tasked with creating spaces and different shapes in the form of a wall. The left drawing was the first draft with a select list of verbs and the right is multiple verbs. We would use what we learned in these exercises to help later on with the designing of our project
These four drawing shown above were the next step in the design process. These are when I was allowed to draw and doodle whatever came to mind, basically a free think time. These are some of the four that stuck out the most to me and are the designs I continued on with these ideas throughout the rest of the project. To make these spaces I used what I learned from the verb study drawings to alter the spaces in these sketches.
Final Drawings and Model
These drawings are the final site/floor plan and all elevation planes. I translated the drawings on the tan trace paper into a design program called Auto Cad. With this program I refined my drawings to best of my ability and this is the final product of the project. For the connection element in the building I had glass wall for people across the wall to be able to see each as well as one outside the building. The building consists of office spaces, a bathroom, technology room and lounge/living room and a small kitchenette.
The images in the drawing to left are pictures of a model at 1/8"=1' scale of the building I designed. The slideshow contains many different views of the model including: views of the Mexico, views of the US side and a section view which is looking at the wall and being able to see both sides with an accurate sunlight. These models are to better understand the spaces I created in my drawings so people can understand my ideas and concepts better than they did before.