Mercedes Xiong: Architectural Design l
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
In this project we were asked build a model that would fit into a certain landscape and in a cube. The landscape that I chose is the swamp. First I had to research what my landscape is like and how my building could adapt to the setting. After that I had to build 3 sample models to use as my base. Then I had to draw my sample model in different types of elevations and an isometric drawing. I then built my model to show the defined corners and defined spaces. At the very end of the project, I drew an isometric and interior drawing of the final result.
A swamp is an area flooded by water with many trees and aquatic plants that can stay in the soil. Swamps can sometimes absorb the water that come from flooding, so they can sometimes be considered reservoirs. Because swamps can absorb water, the water levels are constantly changing in the swamp. There are two types of swamps; saltwater and fresh water. The only difference between them is that they form in different places. Saltwater swamps only form near the ocean while freshwater form near lakes and rivers.
Drawings and Model
All of my 3 plane study models were elevated two levels up to avoid flooding of the building. The study model that I chose below is colored below in blue. That study model was the most stable and gave me many space to be creative. The study model on the top left was stable but it didn't give me many space on the base to work with. The study model on the top right was very unstable so I chose the model below.
The drawing on the top left is the isometric drawing of the final result of this project. This corner view is from the front left corner of the model. In my model, I used the basswood to define two levels of floor and an extra room that defines the front right corner. I also made sure there would be enough air to go throughout the whole building and that the floor was elevated. The last drawing I did was the interior drawing. The interior drawing shows the first level of the building from the left side view of the cube.