Project 01: "Ancient Egypt, 2700 BC - 1400 BC" Architecture and Design
With symmetry on the mind, ancient egyptian buildings were constructed. Theses constructs contained many separate rooms with pillars strewn about, some heading up with no top in sight, and some ending right at the proper ceiling. Many skylights were incorporated into their temples, with areas placed under mountainsides or possibly just man-made rock.
"Ancient Egyptian" Timeline
See my "historic era" timeline here
"Ancient Egyptian" Concept Drawing
I incorporated a few different ideas of egypt into this concept drawing. I used 2 temples and 2 burial sites, with the pyramids in the middle, a temple in the bottom, and the Temple of Hatshepsut right on top. The temple is both a burial and a worship site. The words on the sides show the most major parts that I was assigned in my piece of the three piece puzzle, as I worked with my two other teammates. Behind the major drawings is hieroglyphics, as the drawings I have are embedded into the stone. The gaps are the gaps in the rows of information.
"Ancient Egypt" Analysis
I analyzed the Temple of Hatshepsut with my parti diagram, and a parti diagram is basic layout of building. My parti included the basic idea of each layer, with one big arrow heading in the direction of travel. This is all outlined by different wall thicknesses based off the line weight used.
"Ancient Egypt" Design Drawings
My building works as a pharaoh's house and 4 worship centers. It has both a throne room and the bedrooms for the pharaoh and his or hers wife or husband. There is an obelisk in the core of the octagonal room that makes up it's center. This obelisk is for telling the great tales under the current pharaoh. The whole building is shaped and designed after a scarab beetle.
Project 2, Refugee Crisis Tiny Home in Fallujah, Iraq
I was tasked with the creation of a tiny home for refugees. They don't have much money, so I had to make it cheap, and with a building footprint of 250 square feet. I decided early on to make a few different designs, and chose the one that gave them the most room. This design also had a large cultural significance, of a butterfly, as in the Muslim and Arabic cultures, the butterfly signifies a change from bad to good.