NUR AISYAH // MID TERM CRIT REFLECTION

List of things to do to expand on my project’s position:

  1. To elaborate the concept of “Transparency of Recycling Socialism”.
  2. Make diagram to explain the whole gesture of the logistic park and train terminal master plan.
  3. Thumbnails of moments
  4. Transfer points as key moments: commodities of containers and palettes, labours to working place, resting and sleeping areas

I am designing a desirable logistic of the goods but also I am taking a consideration for the workers by providing them places to rest and sleep. Thus the project is prioritising the commodities but I am still considering on the workers’ well-being.

The thumbnails of moments will be shown like my Reinterpretation drawing. From there, I will develop them with sectional drawings to show the architectural scale of the transfer points.

By referring to my project articulation and verb model, I will focus on the resting, sleeping areas and the domestic warehouse to show how the spaces connect and to show the flow of the labours and commodities. The key transfer points will be shown architecturally with sectional 1-point perspective and scaled diagrams.

 

 

NUR AISYAH // 180213 & 180220

180213 – Design Progress

Expanded flow diagram. To show connection and transportation flows within spaces.

 

 

Comparison between the Future Deep-Sea Port in Anaklia and the existence Port of Felixstowe.

 

 

The diagrams below show the calculation and estimation areas & dimensions of containers and the container terminals:


 

 

 

Programmes with areas and scale. This diagram is to show the area differences.

 

 

Site Plan of logistic park and Iqa’s train station.

 

 

 

 

 

Logistic Park and Train Station plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section of Logistic Park and Train Station.

 

 

 

 

Integrating public space and living space.

 

 

 

 

 

180220 – Structure Progress

From the precedent study; Port of Felixstowe, one of the warehouse zones is with 46, 451 sq.m. of total area. Thus, this figure is used as a guideline for the proposed Domestic and International general warehouses’ areas.

The estimation number of labours involved is 15,000. Thus, the living space requires roughly 11,250 sq.m. The area is divided into 8 blocks with 25-storey each to accommodate 15,000 local and international labours.

 

 

 

 

Updated site plan of logistic park and train station. This site plan also shows the flow of cargo train track into the logistic park.

 

 

Section of logistic park and train station.

 

 

 

 

 

Zoomed in section to show the space connection of the programmes by Nur, Iqa and the shared programme. This section also to show the proposal on transfer beam between the living space tower, shared public space and the warehouse.

NUR AISYAH // VERB MODEL

Verb words from project articulation: Parallel and Link

 

PARALLEL: Working and living spaces function simultaneously.

     

 

 

LINK: Connecting and linking two programmes; train station and deep-sea port.

     

 

 

 

3D experiment on the Verb Model

Synthesis of PARALLEL & LINK

    

 

 

 

Finalised Verb Model




 

 

 

 

NUR AISYAH // CROSS CRITIQUE ON PROGRAMME

Transparency of Movement’s Barriers – Concept for Reinterpretation Drawing in Semester 1

Transparency; Reveal the Unseen Views // Glazing Element – Concept for Elemental Study in Semester 1

Transparency of Recycling Socialism – Concept for programme in Semester 2

The project of living/working and rest area space is an interaction & midpoint of land and water transportation, creates “Transparency” in political, economical and social aspects in the logistic of the port & railway infrastructure.

As the project is also labours orientated, this will create satisfied and happy workers. Open space is also plays a role in the Transparency concept to ensure the working space is comfortable and to avoid unseen views.

The usage of Transparency concept of this project; A visible presence in urban space & society, recreate domestic space; allow people to live together with shared facilities but yet a place of solitude.

 

Precedent Studies

                

 

 

 

Analysed and combined precedent studies

 

 

 

 

Collages on Programme

 

 

 

Analysis on Data Collection

 

 

 

Proposed Programme and Flow Diagram

NUR AISYAH // PROLOGUE + ARTICULATION

Prologue

Interview with Officer Gary in Tbilisi:

1. The political change started in 2004.

2. The new president, from 2003 – 2012, introduced Transparency concept and thus, Rose Revolution happened.

3. Rose Revolution: All police officers were fired. Militia in Georgia replaced them and made them as crime police officers.

4. Previous officers used to beat the citizens and they were famous with bribery.

5. Officer Gary showed images of buildings including police stations that practice the ‘Transparency’ concept. One of them is Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

 

The police station in Tbilisi practices the ‘Transparency” concept better than the police station in Anaklia. This can be concluded with the presence of glazing elements on respective police stations. As for the police station in Tbilisi, the whole envelope of the building is made of glazing element whereas, the police station in Anaklia has the glazing element only on its front facade. Therefore, the usage of Transparency concept for police stations are depending on the glazing elements.

the Police Stations in Georgia are the first buildings to practice Transparency Concept, they are just examples to explore the usage of Transparency Concept that can be applied to public buildings in Georgia.

The public buildings in Anaklia can be improved with a combination of both Post-Soviet and Vernacular Architecture;

Post-Soviet Architecture:
Concept of ‘Transparency’; to reveal the unseen views, to break the visual boundary between different spaces.

Vernacular Architecture:
The glazing element is more honest without depending on internal and external architecture elements.

 

 

 

Articulation

  1. Site

A. Historical and Political Identity at Urban scale

Anaklia has a potential as a transportation hub due to its strategic location between Asia and Europe. Anaklia is also a part of Silk Road, TRACECA corridor, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route and Viking transport corridor.

The port infrastructure is since 1960s, during the Soviet time. Anaklia somehow has outdated and backward infrastructure which now is not suitable for port infrastructure.

 

B. How this is exemplified in architectural form

The function is focused on “Transportation” with objects of “Ports,Harbours, Terminals and Rest stops”.

With its strategic location, the site of Anaklia can be part of Sea Freight trade routes along Black Sea for shipping services. Not just that, but the site can be a circulation of commodities between the local and other European and Asian countries.

The future project is highly advised to be in between of the border of the Black Sea and nearest railway.

 

C. Problem Statement

The port infrastructure in Anaklia is outdated which make it impossible to keep up with other current port infrastructures.

Anaklia currently has lack of economic interaction with other countries which lead to the high percentage of unemployed citizens.

 

2. Project

A. Response to Problem Statement in terms of Proposal Aims

With its lack of economic interaction, I would like to propose a project that combines the deep sea port with train station and a rest stop.

The port will provide deep sea accessibility for ships and as a focal point in shipping business. The rest stop is mainly focused on the labours as this project creates a hybrid space for working and living.

This proposal also with updated logistic technology that might creates the site as a Smart City.

 

B. Specific site chosen

The site is in between of the future port and the future railway.

 

C. Techniques

As Poti seaport is the nearest to Anakali,  the history and the logistic of it should be studied and investigated to further on the port project in Anaklia.

The information gathered from Poti seaport should be adapted to Anaklia. The port in Anaklia can act as a back up port and a doppelgänger of Poti seaport.

Poti seaport:

  • 15 berths, 8-11m draft
  • Container(325k TEU) oil products (2 mln.t) / bulk (6.8 mln. t/year)
  • APM terminals
  • New ICT

Poti seaport is more of a cargo port and it is never designed as a container terminal because it is just a feeder vessel.

D. Ultimate Endeavours

This proposed project will lead to economic & infrastructure growth with its function as a container terminal that connects with the railway for logistic of commodities purposes.

Besides that, the project will eventually becomes a new form of Entrepôt in Georgia. The site itself has the possibility to be a supply chain city with hyper local and hyper global goods.

The project is functioning simultaneously as a working and living space. This somehow creates more job opportunities and better living lifestyle for the labours/workers.

 

 

 

Conclusion (Prologue + Articulation)

The project of living/working and rest area space is an interaction &  midpoint of land and water transportation, creates “Transparency” in political, economical and social aspects in the logistic of the port & railway infrastructure.

As the project is also labours orientated, this will create satisfied and happy workers. Open space is also plays a role in the Transparency concept to ensure the working space is comfortable and to avoid unseen views.

The usage of Transparency concept of this project; A visible presence in urban space & society, recreate domestic space; allow people to live together with shared facilities but yet a place of solitude.

 

 

NUR AISYAH // DRAWING REFLECTION

 

  1. ARCHITECTURAL ACTS IN AN OPEN SPACE
  2. EXPERIMENTS ON HUMAN MOVEMENTS WITHIN SPACES WITH LINE DRAWING
  3. THE DIFFERENCES IN HUMAN MOVEMENT WITHIN SPACES
  4. TRANSPARENCY; TO REVEAL THE UNSEEN VIEWS
  5. TRANSPARENCY OF HUMAN MOVEMENT’S BARRIERS

 

 

Sketches on plan and section
First Reinterpretation

 

Second Reinterpretation

 

These reinterpretation drawings above are the architectural acts of barriers of human movement in Kutaisi Airport, Georgia. As can be seen in plan and section development drawings, human movements are naturally created by the barriers of the airports. These drawings also shows the transition of spaces with different experiences and situations, e.g. check-in booth, waiting lounge, duty free etc.

The building is also made with glass envelope, this is to give a comfort feeling for the occupiers/travellers to move around the building and to reveal the unseen views of the airport internally and externally. This explanation is the use of the Transparency concept.

These drawings are drawn in a sequence of travellers going through barriers of movement.

The second reinterpretation drawing is finalised by adding see-through and reflection elements for transparency on the glass envelope.

 

Final Reinterpretation

The final reinterpretation drawing is a combination of isometric and oblique drawings. The isometric drawing shows the flow of human movement throughout the barriers and the oblique drawing shows the series of human movement’s barriers.

 

Projective view

This projective view drawing conveys the meeting point between the two reinterpretation drawing agendas.

From the act of destroying a typical plan grid system and its external carcase like the Alumni memorial hall as an example, architectural elements e.g. the i-beams are free to repeat and extend infinitely. In correlation with this, these beams also figuratively symbolise the idea of infinite time and the i-columns represent events or challenges (acting as infinite barriers) in the lives of the individual hatched columns (representing people). However, these barriers can be avoided depending on the route so they force the movement thus creating a series of spaces. In order to show transparency, shadows are used on opaque elements such as the i-beams and reflections of other elements are represented in the transparent corridor walls and floor. The walls are infinite to symbolise the endless process of mass production and the entire drawing is read as a one-point perspective with a linear arrangement so that the themes of time and infinite structure take a significant role.

 

NUR AISYAH // MAPPING EXAMPLES

The group of Maria, Aqilah, Jude and myself, mapped the residential, industrial and commercial buildings including those partly demolished, abandoned and new builds under construction. Thus, the mapping examples are more focused on the style of buildings in a map. 

The map above shows the buildings in white colour with perimeter of the buildings as their shapes on the map. Other elements are with colours respectively to differentiate themselves.  As other elements are coloured, the buildings somehow seems more prominent on the map.

The style of the map above is similar to oblique and isometric drawings.  The buildings are in 3D shapes whereas other elements are in 2D shapes (elevation). The base of the map is flat but the elements of the map are either oblique or in elevation views. This makes the map very interesting.

This map above is similar with the previous example but the buildings are more detailed with line drawings.

NUR AISYAH // TRANSPARENCY, GLAZING, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VIEWS

Development 1, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017
Development 2, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017
Final thumbnail, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017

With the influence of Post Soviet architecture, I have taken Kutaisi Airport as my reference drawing. I chose the two types of curtain wall and the wall design/pattern of the building as my architectural elements. This is because; these elements play a big role on the transparency of the spaces of a building.The airport has 4 groups of spaces and with a main void structure in the center, thus my drawing shows 4 different usages and movements of people in each space with the architecture elements mentioned. The spaces with curtain walls indicate public spaces while the spaces with plain walls indicate private spaces. The differences in density of grid hatch in each curtain wall and wall indicate the movements of each space. The denser the grid hatch (thicker line weight), the least movement of a space has. The drawing is also influenced by the concept of Transparency after the Rose Revolution that is applied to all police stations in Georgia. This concept is to show the citizens that there is nothing to hide. With the drawing in oblique view, the glass envelope of the building is exploded to reveal the unseen views of the spaces.

 

 

Combined drawing 1, Nur & Archie, 2017
Combined drawing 2, Nur & Archie, 2017

Experimented with two types of drawings;

Combined drawing 1:

The oblique view drawing is an investigation into the difference between the condition of Transparency, movements in spaces and Infinite mass production, so even though it may appear that the architectural elements are ongoing they are in fact confined by a clear boundary.  In turn, this drawing is the meeting point of our two disturbances/conditions.

Combined drawing 2:

This second oblique drawing investigates again the meeting between our two conditions. This is represented in a slightly more abstracted approach where each structural architectural element at the centre infinitely continues and the representation of the curtain wall disposition, conveys a logistical manner of movement through the infinite space created, in some ways similar to the Kutaisi airport.

 

To be continued..

NUR AISYAH // EXPERIMENTING THE DISTURBANCES OF HUMAN MOVEMENT WITHIN SPACES

For week 6, I had to produce two styles, gridded hatching and interruptions of parallel straight lines, to see and experiment the disturbances of human movement within spaces.
I’ve taken the Kutaisi ‘King David the Builder’ International Airport’ plan as my reference drawing (also my reference drawing in week 4), please see attachment. From the project itself, the most obvious Architecture elements are the curtain wall and the main structure at the centre. Thus, I’ve taken them as the architecture elements in my drawings/thumbnails. To develop from my previous works, I started with applying the same idea of my drawing concept to more detailed drawing in accordance to the project’s plan:
Concept 1, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017
Concept 2, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017

 

From the drawings above, the plan has 4 groups of spaces, 2 curved pathways to indicate the most used circulations, and with the main structure at the centre.
The departure and arrival space is the most raised space, and private spaces (offices etc) are the lowest (sunk in) spaces. I started experimenting with gridded hatching style.
The different intensities of the grid hatching are showing the movements of travelers/non travelers/workers.
The bigger the grid hatching, the lesser the movement is and spacious; the smaller the hatching, the more the movement is, crowded and most used.
By comparing the two concepts, Concept 2, without the lines indicating the spaces, gives clearer idea on my drawing concept in showing the disturbances and differences in movement.
Therefore, I proceed to Concept 2 and developed the drawings with the chosen architecture elements; curtain walls for open spaces and break-up walls (to reveal the unseen views) for private spaces.
Development 1 with Architecture Elements, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017
Development 2 with Architecture Elements, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017

The difference between the two developments are the intensities of the grid hatching, Development 1 is the same as the one I’ve mentioned from the above explanation, whereas development 2 with; the bigger the grid hatching, the more the movement is and crowded; the smaller the hatching, the lesser the movement is and spacious.

 

Development 3 with Architecture Elements, Nur Aisyah Khairuddin, 2017
Development 3 is then tested with the second style, interruptions of parallel straight lines. The differences of the parallel lines are to indicate the different levels of the spaces.
These two styles, gridded hatching and interruptions of parallel straight lines, show their respective disturbances, indicating the differences in movement. As my opinion, gridded hatching shows both intensities and differences in movement, but as for interruptions of parallel straight lines only shows the differences in movement.
To be continued….