MAISON À BORDEAUX
We studied a famous house by a famous architect through drawing, modeling and researching the house. By modeling the house it allowed for a three dimensional understanding of the house and its spaces. The drawings showed the connection of the size and location of spaces. Combining the drawing and modeling with the research of the background of the house it allowed for a deeper understating of the importance of the house. Diagraming the house helped in showing the major elements that we found to be important in the house.
Materials, Color study, Collage
While designing our visitor center we looked at the original house and took the elements that we found to be really important in the house and apply them to our visitor center. We also looked at the effects from nature like vegetation, the suns path, and the views. We also looked at existing buildings that were similar square footage as the ones we were designing to get a feel for the size they would be. While designing we also kept in mind how our architect would approach the same problem.
Looking at the site and looking at things that effect the site like the sun, the trees, and views from the house. Creating abstract models of the house and the house in the site. There was a lot of trees circling the house which only allowed views from the top floor. Also the main part of the house sat in the site by carving the site to have the house sit in it. The cylinder in the house led to the idea of a tude and the verticle center was formed by fliping the house from horizontal to verticle. The parking lot and lower level are in ground like how the house was carved into the site.