Spencer Stark: Architectural Design I/Architectural Design II
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
The Fibonacci spiral can be found in nature and in architectural designs for building all across the world. A Fibonacci spiral starts with a rectangle partitioned into 2 squares. In each step, a square the length of the rectangle's longest side is added to the rectangle. This process can be continued infinitely. Drawing the Fibonacci spiral exercise helped me understand ratios a little bit better.
Drawings and Model
Plane Study Drawing
Final Cube: Model
The final project was made from card board cut into specific dimensions. The wood is used for structural support and to show the perimeter the the cube. The spaces created are
Project 02: Micro-Townhouse
The town house highlighted in red is designed for the narcissist's. There are parking spots to the left of the town house. Green outdoor space is located to the right of the town houses and is available to all residents to use as a outdoor green space. There is additional parking in the blue area for guests when they come and visit. Behind the town houses is a road that leads up to each town house so the residents can access there garage. Side walks are located in the front of the site. front entry ways connect the front of the houses to the side walk.
The town house is designed to be a open concept house with lots of glass so the rooms feel bright and open. The bubble diagram helped me get a feel for how the rooms would flow. The blueprint drawings show the walls and how they are going to look. The stairs on the second and first floor are curved and made out of glass to give the illusion that they are floating. there are baloneys on the second and third floor on both the front and back of the home.
The model shows the floors at a 1/8 inch scale. All the front and back walls are completely made of glass to allow for light to enter the rooms and so people can look into the house, because the narcissist's like people to look at what he has. There are three bathroom in the home, one on each floor. On the back of the house on the first floor is a two car garage. On the second floor there is a round circle glass office that is in the exact center of the home. On third floor there is a circle hole in the floor with a banister around it that looks directly into the office on the second floor. The master bed room is on the third floor. The closets is behind the wall that is in master bed room. There is a laundry room on the third floor, which is the room next to the hole in the floor. Originally the laundry room was going to be on the first floor because there was more open space on the\at floor, but I changed that idea because it was not practical for the people to have there bed room and bath room on the third floor and have the laundry room on the farthest floor from where there laundry would be. The town house has baloneys for entertainment and to have more outside space.