The inspiration for this project came from my love of shoes, which is probably rather obvious. The objective was to illustrate vocabulary that related to design. Having never before taken an art class, and coming from a career and interest in mathematics (construction estimating), it was a blast to explore my creative side. There are 24 in no particular order.
For this project, I chose to design a three-story single-family residence. The constraint for this project was a simple footprint of 55′ x 75′, within which we could design either a residential or commercial structure. The purpose was to explore architectural spaces and learn the Revit software.
Inspiration: layered leaves and cantilevered buildings
The randomness of leaves that fall atop each other creates something more organic and delightful than the typical rectilinear forms, so I sought to explore this possibility in architecture.
With inspiration from layered leaves and cantilevered buildings, I developed following architectural Concept:
Cantilevered, Rotating Layers
Spatial Organization: Radial
The organic shapes of leaves, layered and rotated atop each other, cantilevering over the edges, producing covered and uncovered spaces. I began with sketching my ideas down, then creating a shape that would be replicated with each floor and, using trace paper, I sketched this shape out on three sheets then stacked them and rotated them on a center axis.
Color-key legend/floor plan
Concept: Unexpected. The shell is a rectilinear shaped concrete structure with a front curtain wall, two front entrances and two side entrances. To provide something unexpected for the customer experience, I introduced quadrangles and non-ninety degree angles, with a slightly off-center, angled path of travel. Custom seating, tables and counters offset from each other at angles directed the circulation in a clear path. Overhead quadrangular clouds of varying heights, thicknesses and warm colors added to the unexpected theme. Finally corrugated metal, reclaimed brick and reclaimed wood, are set against the rich cherry wood casework to frame up an unusual, but comfortable atmosphere.