Robert Winston Allen III: Architecture I
There's No Greater Risk, Than Playing It Safe.
Project 1: Art/Architecture Research
This project was a early success in my young architecture career. We were tasked with making abstract art about a word we were given by only using circles, squares, and 45 degree triangles on a 13x13 grid. My word that was chosen was flowing. I decided to make a bunch of circles with different sizes to make a spiral. It would create a flowing appearance no matter what side you looked at it.
Abstract Art Project
Project 2: Developing Architectural Spaces
The last project was pretty difficult, and this one was no different. We were assigned to design a tiny modern house with a maximum square footage of 750 sqft. This time, I came prepared. I was waiting for the day that I could finally show the world my talents. Now was my chance, and here are my results.
This is my official site plan for the house. The location is in Alta, Utah. The house is situated on a steep slope, but it contains some excellent views from the top of the hill. With the beautiful snow and sunrises, this will be a good relaxation destination. during the spring months salty spring winds from the pacific ocean blow in from the west. Most of which are blocked by the trees.
This is the Circle Model. One of the first sketches I made of this humble abode. Featuring lots of windows and open spaces.
Early Concept Design
At first my designs were pretty basic. Basic windows, basic Livingroom, small office, small kitchen, and much more. The stairs were also pretty basic. But the area flowed together. With the limited amount of doors and the tons of open space, The area was really modern and flowing. That was what I was going for with these early designs.
With the latest and more refined design, I moved away from the traditional 1/8in scale to a 1/4in scale. This design irons out the previous designs flaws. It also includes wall thickness, plumbing walls, utility systems, perfected window placements, improved fireplace design, and much much more. The Kitchen size was increased to be larger than the dining room. Not to mention the house is fully furnished. I also included the Hydroponic Heating Systems. These systems will heat the stained concrete floors during the cold Utah winters.
The elevation models will help paint a picture to how the structure would look in the real world. With most of the house sitting on relatively flat land, it was quite easy to model. With the Stone and Mahogany siding making the house look absolutely gorgeous. It really flows with the outside surroundings.
This is the 3D Model of what the house would look like if it were to be built. Due to the extreme amounts of snow in Alta, Utah, the roof had to be at a pitch of 10 at minimum (40 degrees). It also has a unique balcony support design. Not many houses have this design, but I feel it matches the rest of the house.