Sofia Staudinger: Architectural Design II
The objective of our first project was to create an apartment unit suited to our personal needs and preferences. We sketched out multiple options to find the one that suited us best and then translated the final draft into both a 2D (Autocad) and 3D (Revit) software program.
My vision board depicts things I value or want to manifest for my future. I included the aesthetics I visualized for my dream living spaces, as well as images that convey my intention to graduate college, travel the world, and live a comfortable life. One of the more subtle key features in my composition are the sketchy scrapbook-style doodles of sights I want to see, like the colosseum or Eiffel Tower.
To achieve the aesthetic appeal of the future I visualized on my board, I had to cut back on size in my apartment. To maximize my space effectively while being cost efficient, I decided to incorporate a loft where my bedroom would reside. As an extrovert, I valued having both a large kitchen and lots of seating and dining space. Including a kitchen island and having bar seating were two features I was really keen on having, so those made it into the final design. A patio or any way to access the outdoors from the unit was also incredibly important to me, so I incorporated that into my final design as well
Our second project repurposed the tools we used to create our personal perfect apartment into a project where we designed something specifically for others. With our clients being kids who age out of the foster care system, our objective was to design a transition center meant for these at-risk young adults to have a temporary home until they could get back up on their feet. The main elements I was looking to incorporate into my design were staff space, personal units for each person, and large community spaces with many opportunities for interaction. I attempt to keep my goals consistent in each of my designs.