Calvin Kidder: Architectural Design
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
The element I chose to use in my project was water. I discovered that water had a very wide range of things that could be done with it in architecture. I thought there were less things that could be done with it. I saw it being applied everywhere. I saw all different type of buildings and structures that reminded me of water.
Drawings and Model
the Fibonacci cube drawing and model were my favorite part of this project because it was very hands on. I enjoyed making the model and then recreating it in a drawing using scaling and angles.
Unit 2: Unplug Cabin
My Biome was deciduous forest and my element was fire. Fire and a forest are almost opposites, but they also compliment each other in a way. When I think of a fire I think of wood too because that is what fire is usually burning on in my opinion. A campfire or a torch have wood under the fire keeping it burning. One thing I noticed about fire is that it is wild and uncontrollable. Fire goes wherever it wants to go and it doesn't care if something is in the way. That's why I wanted my cabin to have a look that was all over the place. I wanted it to seem as though you couldn't predict where the cabin was going to branch out next. I also used colors to associate with fire. Fire has a warm orange or red or yellow color to it. Light bulbs have different colors and I would use yellow normal light bulbs instead of blue. I worked with fire and the deciduous forest to create my cabin.
The sketches for my final design just me throwing down anything I thought of onto the paper. I was trying different sizes and areas to see what I liked and what seemed comfortable. I was looking things up to try and discover and scale the cabin. Finding out how tall doors were and how it would look in one part of the cabin. Or the bed and stairs. If I drew something that I didn't like I crossed it out and started somewhere else. I went with a design that worked for me and I liked.
The material that I would use for this cabin is wood paneling. I think that would look the best on this cabin. It's shape lets you connect with the outdoors well. The big windows upstairs let you see everything from above your average viewpoint. There is also a deck that you can go outside and just sit and connect with nature on. My Final design has the living space, kitchen, and bathroom on the first floor and the bedroom is on the top floor. The element connection space is outside the living area, accessible by sliding glass doors.