Nicholas Harrison: Architectural Design I
Project 01: City Pavilion
In this project I was given a specific city with the sole task of designing a pavilion to be placed somewhere in the city. To help me design my pavilion I was given a city grid, which I would later analyze and use to start my first drawings. In order to create the right design it was important that I research the cities history, architecture, culture, and more. The significance of my city pavilion is to provide a unique experience for locals and visitors to fully submerse themselves in what the city is all about. It is important that cities have a space like this to represent themselves as a city and a community.
My provided city was Washington D.C. Throughout the process of research I learned numerous things about D.C. as a whole. This city is heavily reliant on the rich history imbedded within it, being our nations capital for two hundred and thirty one years. During the research and design process I learned that D.C. is an organized city with various major buildings scattered throughout the downtown area. Overall the city has a traditional grid with randomly placed slashing and crossing roads.
In my final drawings and model I used all of the information gathered in the search process to design my final pavilion. In the side by side pictures above I have my axonometric drawing on the left as well as my pavilion model on the right. Directly above is a slideshow of all five faces as well as my parti and grid analysis drawings.
Project 02: Cabin
For this project we were instructed to design a livable cabin tucked in the woods of East Texas. We were given measurement limitations as well as design limitations. With my final design I created a cabin designed for a family with plenty of outdoor capabilities.
Above is my initial concept designs following my research. Some ideas that stayed constant throughout the process were the ideas of a metal roof, an outdoor patio, and a balcony.
The pictures above are my site analysis and contour analysis. These played a pivotal role in the placement and layout of my cabin .