Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
These are the renderings I created for the Unity Village project, focusing on the grocery and laundry areas. Although Tracey and I have different rendering styles, our renderings are consistent with each other to create a unified presentation. As long as you are using the same colors to convey materials correctly different styles are a great thing to show when presenting the design.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Come home to a peaceful, comfortable home
- Work long hours in strenuous job and need to relax
Functional space to raise family
- Many have young children
- Possibly have extended family living with them
Opportunities/Resources for family present in living community
- Many decide where they live based on what things are available for them their (i.e. schools, etc)
Space for entertaining family/friends
- Often invite lots of people over for holidays, celebrations
Vibrant colors evocative of their culture
- Want to incorporate bright colors reminding them of Mexico
Friday, March 19, 2010
One of the most important resources in Greensboro, NC is the Natural Science Center. It is an area attraction that encourages people to learn more about the natural world around them. Anyone who lives here knows that visiting it is one of the most fun things you can do in this city.
The interior design allows for visitors to meander through the different exhibits and activities. It easily allows large groups of people to fit in the space, but they have to gather closer together to view and participate. This allows for natural fellowship to occur with strangers. The design really shines in the outdoor park area. You follow along winding paths to different animal destinations. The same gathering between strangers occurs, especially under the covered viewing areas. These spots allow for a chance to rest comfortably and watch the animals, another area for natural conversation to begin.
People young and old have the opportunity to learn about science and animals, up close and personal. Not only can you visit on your own, events are held there to teach and entertain large groups. You can even have an outdoor picnic while watching tigers and monkeys! Whether a person goes on their own or with a group of thirty, the science center offers a fun and accessible place for people to congregate. It is also representative of something people in the area are proud of and cherish.
Ground Floor design standards
Hallways should have a minimum width of 36 inches.
All interior doors intended for passage must have minimum clear opening
width of 34 inches.
Maximum shelf height 72”
Circulation zone 30”-36”
Activity zone (pulling items off shelf, etc.) minimum 18”
¨ All walls and ceilings in rooms which are used for day care purposes and are part of the exiting path shall have surfaces of noncombustible construction (plaster or gypsum wallboard).
¨ Rooms where occupants receive care in I-4 and R-3 adult and child day care facilities shall be on the level of exit discharge.
Number of Exits. Group E and Group R-4 adult and child day care facilities shall have two exits.
Exception: Rooms where occupants receive care are located on the level of exit discharge and each of these rooms has an exit door directly to the exterior.
Wheel Chair turnaround space
The development’s community laundry must consist of at least 1 washer and 1 dryer for every 10 units in the development. Exceptions: a) If all units in the development have washer/dryer connections, then the community laundry must consist of at least 1 washer and 1 dryer for every 15 units in the development; b) If all units in the development have a washer and dryer furnished at no cost to the tenants by the development, then the development is required to provide at least 1 washer and 1 dryer; and c) Developments consisting of Single Family Detached Units exclusively.
1 fixture for each sex (1-15 people)
2 fixtures for each sex (16-35 people)
1 per 1-20 people
2 per 21-40
We want our concept to pull all of the spaces together on the ground floor, bringing people together making the spaces more user friendly and fun to use.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
1/16"=1' model of building: