After designed the plan of the Housing Reference Project, I recognized the true practicality of using the media of real life sketching. By printing the digital plan and then studying different solutions, i am able to design more affectively. After this there is always the solution to bring your abstract decisions to work on the properly drawn digital media.
After my cousin gifted me a book that intrigued her in its sense of different approach to architectural design, I really loved how this book changed my perspective on how I design. “Siteless” by François Blanciak offers a different way of looking at creating siteless, contextless, program-less designs and then adding these values in. This approach allows for an interactive way of observing the qualities of objects and concepts and then emerging and integrating them with each other. Below are a few examples from this book that I tried to re-illustrate.
In my first PreJury, we firstly had our main design idea of producing a proposition of a house that is being designed and critiqued by the set of references and quotations that govern that building.
We also produced our main design diagrams and drawings that explained our thought process visually. The thoughtfully produced further analysis on our references and the scaled drawings of them helped us grasp the idea behind designs and hopefully notice and analyze new qualities and spatial experiences that was not specifically mentioned by the architects themselves. Also because we are students, discovering and understanding the technical drawings and diagrams helped us improve our designs and also take reference the way real-world architects design things as well as the designs themselves.
In my jury, I showed how I integrated my previous idea and how I changed my first idea of referencing the vertical circulation volume of stairs that are in the Fukuta house. I first produced my main element of the slanted surface for having a reference place for the insertion of the volumes also referencing Fukuta house. But I noticed that this volumetric formation was very suitable for the slanted surface of the hill. This creates a point that the big surface is the projected abstraction of the ground surface. After the insertion, I anticipated that these volumes became intertwined and rotated to change their direction this later allowed me to use the analysis gathered from the Tolo house which is very modular and formed in a path that goes down a hill’s slope. Then I added my quote from this house which is the tilted bedroom formation allowing for a private way of passing through the house.
But in my jury, we noticed that the big slanted roof was not functioning spatially, therefore, being kind of an ornament. The Tolo house reference and the Fukuta house reference were working properly but not fully integrated with each other. I could further study and try three main approaches that could solve this. One is improving the Fukuta house reference by improving the spacial quality if the slanted surface to use it to solve my problems. Another one is to eliminate the slanted roof, choose the Tolo house reference or the last one can be connecting them through the middle space that is being produced by the angle of turning of the house as a path idea.