Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Aerial from east. Shadows at 12.00, winter solstice.

Eye level from west. Shadows 3pm, summer solstice.

Eye level from north-east. Shadows 9am winter solstice.

Living room interior. Shadows 9am winter solstice.

The really big wall is gone, the literal containment of space in the courtyard is now 'implied'.
Same plan, rotated so open edge faces NE.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Crude collages

Made by tracing the sticks we set up. Feels right to me!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Site Workshop photos

Documentation of the Site Workshop on the 8th & 9th of December.

DAY 1:

DAY 2: (Rained out)

What we did:
  • The 1:50 card model was used to orient the project in reference to the site context.
  • The location and height of the perimeter wall was traced out at 1:1 on the site using garden stakes, pine dowels and orange string.
  • The rooms were then also drawn out at 1:1 using orange spray paint.
How it informed the design:
  • Tracing out the height of the wall at 1:1, I was mildly shocked by the height of the wall, but also given more confidence and conviction in the appropriateness of this maneuver on this site.
  • The scale of the plans has since been revised after spraying out the rooms, resulting shift in the overall radius of the hexagon from 13m to 14m.
  • The orientation and location of the house has been revised in response to the views from the site, particularly out toward the fields to the East.
Thanks heaps to everyone for pitching in - especially Bianca and Scott!

See the original post of aims here.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Model Photos

Thanks to Cec for making the model.

Meet your new selves!

These are some little scale people I got to drop into the model. They have great personalities and I've given them names.

Martin: "I'll fix that now"
Rose: "And I'll help"
Lily: "A little to the left"
Adelle: "I'm only here for the weekend, so don't make me do anything."
The Architect: "I'd help, but I don't want to get these shoes muddy"

The model is done and ready for you to have once I've photographed it.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sun Studies

Equinox - 22nd March

Summer Solstice - 22nd December

Winter Solstice - 22nd June

These are animated gifs, you need to click on them to make them work. The time of day is in the bottom corner.