Contextual Studies: Wang Shu: A Route To The Tradition Lecture…

Architect: He was based in China Most influential in the next two decades Based on craftsmanship Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, 2008-10: Chinese rural village in Shanghai Both architecture and interior integrated Different layers over layered Characteristics for architect Recycled / reclaimed materials on the building "In the life-world of a traditional Chinese scholar, a garden is... Continue Reading →

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Contextual Studies: Case Study 5 – Carlo Scarpa Lecture…

Eight elemental episodes of Carlo Scarpa's interior Buildings we looked at:  The Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice The Olivetti Showroom in St Mark's Square, Venice The Castelvecchio Museum, Verona The Brion Cemetery, Treviso Personal context: Born in 1902 He moved to Verona at the age of 2 He has stayed in Venice for most of his... Continue Reading →

Roy Crone Lecture Series…

Ramps, Stairs and Lifts: Thursday 15th February Researching planning regulations when starting projects (always do this) Floor finish needs to be suitable for the ramp Ramps: Material suitable for environment:  PTV: Pendulum test values Staircases: The sheet I already have is more useful then the metric handbook FFL (Finished Floor Level) Know dimensions from FFl... Continue Reading →

Stephen Leighton Professional Lecture Series…

Team working: Monday 29th January: Belbin test online Roles within a team "Only 1 in 4 people understand your message"  A.Fisher, 2001 Do not ask questions that will close down the conversation Double track note taking Process Paraphrasing Moving project forwards with the client Group site analysis task: Group email? Facebook group chat? Head of... Continue Reading →

Yard Inspirational Images…

Inspirations for all the yard areas on site: Bibliography: Architecture & Design. (2018). 25 Lovely DIY Garden Pathway Ideas | Architecture & Design. [online] Available at: https://www.architecturendesign.net/25-lovely-diy-garden-pathway-ideas/ [Accessed 1 Mar. 2018]. CONTEMPORIST. (2018). Gray Bricks And Wood, Work Together To Create A Contemporary Facade For This Small Hotel In Beijing. [online] Available at: http://www.contemporist.com/gray-bricks-wood-facade-for-small-hotel-in-beijing/ [Accessed... Continue Reading →

New Vectorworks Sessions…

We learned to add a door, windows and a staircase in today session with the new tutor we have now for vectorworks sessions. Issues and solutions to them: Tool set Go to tools, workspace, designer If the tool set does not show it all Window: Double click to place a window from the tool set... Continue Reading →

Site Visit #2…

I went to the site again to ask the client some questions in relation to my project proposal and to have a look at areas of the building I did not get chance to see or take pictures of. A few things I found out: Precious about car parking spots Storage is key! Trying to... Continue Reading →

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