Wanrong Cheng: Architecture Design I
Project 01: Word Project
This project was based off of a word given to you, determined by your personality (sort of). You were to create an artwork that incorporated you word using only triangles, circles, and parts thereof. The word bestowed upon me was Paradoxical: "seemingly absurd or self-contradictory." My idea for the concept was to have 2 sides, one would be more playful sort of, while the other more sharply contrasted and abrupt. (Kind of similar to the Yin Yang) The two sides would be comprised mainly of its original element, but with a little bit of the opposing side as well.
This word will be used throughout the future projects.
Images I stared at for reference.
Project 02: Tiny House
The location I decided on for this project is Lake Tahoe, California because it's aesthetically pleasing. This area has an average of 142 inches of snow per year and a variety of trees, including one I stupidly decided to place beside where I planned to deposit my structure, causing me much unnecessary pain and suffering. As you can see from the image, this area contains a ton of trees, not very wide, but quite tall. Another notable characteristic was the very nice lake to which I selfishly hoard the view and kept it mostly to only the bedroom and the work space.
Cabin Arrival Method
Drawings and Model
This slideshow includes my site analysis, mini floorplan layout, elevations, and final floor plan and roof plan.
I had to relocate my garage because that one bothersome tree just barely scraped my garage. I was unable to chop it down because otherwise the Lorax would appear with an axe at my door.
South Lake Tahoe, California
My idea was for the structure to stand out against it's surroundings, yet still embrace it (my attempt at paradoxical). I was hoping to make the interior spaces connected, (so I can go in circles to avoid people if they visit) while also somehow keeping them separated.
The house is has a circular layout so there’s two exits no matter where you are, yet the work space and bedroom still have their own little section. As a paranoid fellow human, I want to be able to see whenever someone walks past so they can't just pop up behind me. I also dislike it when you can see everything inside the room when you just glance at it from the outside, so I tried to avoid that by either shoving everything to the back or away from the entrance.
I also don't know why I indented this paragraph, it seems to look better this way.
This is my model. I failed to realize you were supposed to take more than one while we were photographing, but as a resourceful child, I exploited the instructor’s cellular device and now I have pictures that are slightly different.