Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Iteration with Site Analysis

In our first iteration, the objective was to show a site analysis. At this point, a concept design was needed to be selected and implemented into the site. In my first attempt, I chose the same concept that I had been working on, which was the concept from lighting and shadow. The topography of the site helped me understand that the site is basically flat but that has a steep slope in the front where the stores are located. In addition to the site analysis, it was clear to understand how the traffic patterns moved, these patterns are the vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns, depending on the time of the day the street will be busier and could bring clientele to the spa. Also, the idea of the building orientation in order to understand which is the proper location to the building since it is important to take advantage of natural lighting to be sustainable as much as possible. Finally, the criteria of aesthetics and the views of how the building could take advantage of the Falls River so that in can bring the attention of their customers and captivate them through the attractiveness of the facility, and its views.
Site Analysis

First Level and Site Analysis Plan 

Second Level and Site Analysis Plan

Schematic Model and Topography

After our project reviews and how the project was progressing, the conceptual idea became too simplistic and it was necessary to take another direction with another concept model. For this reason, the concept model I started working was my connectivity concept model. 

Connectivity Concept Model

As I was working throughout to come up with another schematic design that was not too simplistic, I used the fraction cut technique to cut a section of my Connectivity Section Model and create another concept design. 

 Once this evolution was changing, I used my functional adjacencies diagram to start the production of my final schematic design.  

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