Sleeping and Resting Areas of Ora Hostel
Stairs of Kitagata Apartment, Japan
Design Process 1:
Design Process 2:
Initial sketch idea on train station terminal plans before converting to line drawings.
Rearrangement of program layout after discussion with James.
Structural Progress / Tutorial discussion with james regarding the structure layout.
Masterplan ; Combination of Nur’s Logistic park and my terminal station.
Section of logistic park and train station shows our combined programme. That is by having the shared space and public space merged between Nur’s Warehouse and my train station.
180213 – Design Progress
The diagrams below show the calculation and estimation areas & dimensions of containers and the container terminals:
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.
Following the Cross Critiques questions arose as to the processes of the project. The diagram below shows the processes of customs facilities that:
A. Import good for retail.
B. Import goods for distribution.
C. Export goods for distribution.
In order to successful interrogate these to inform layout, spatial diagrams were initiated. The diagrams below show how the processes could overlap and begin to define interesting moments in which architectural design will become significant. Through this process a single moment of my project articulation became compelling. This moment can be described as the tangent, a single instance in which the processes listed above all interact. In understanding this, a rethinking of the master plan and its Geo-political impact on the surrounding context was strengthened.
The diagram below shows how the tangent will interact and begin to define a new Anaklia. Within the implied radius of the circle I am proposing a new definition of the free industrial zone. This leading on from my work of inflection will allow Anaklia to become the centre of the new development and allow it to be a crucial piece in the regions development.
From working at such a vast scale the next step in the projects development will be to ‘zoom’ and consider the relationship of the tangent in regards to Abkhazia, Anaklia and the new economy of the Free Industrial Zone. The drawings below show the interaction of the commercial facade (foreground), industrial facade (background) and how they envelop the ideologies of the tangent.
I have been figuring out the organisational principles for the my programme and project, refining the idea of a linear process of cleaning for the workers from the port, alongside the more lux elements of the leisure complex aimed more at tourists and residents taking leisure time.
Below shows the Spatial arrangement diagram which clearly lays out the arrangment and relation of spaces:
I am attempting to develop this into a coherent plan, as below, which will soon be digitsed to accurately work out the relations between spaces. The organisation follows the ‘shelf’ on the port side, allowing for some view through with the leisure elements opening up onto the beach, promenade and lido with sunset views and back to the port.
Having established that the short section was crucial to develop along the whole length of the building I have started to consider key moments, some more refined than others so far.
I found a useful precedent in Sonsbeek Pavilion in Arnhem, Aldo Van Eyck (1966) (http://socks-studio.com/2013/11/18/sonsbeek-pavilion-in-arnhem-aldo-van-eyck-1966/). The channeling of spaces with breaks and mediation between them, framing views and connections between them was an interesting example for subtle relations between separated spaces/flows.
To explore the microclimates and ‘one-roof’ structures that are unanimous in CenterParc waterparks and central buildings I drew some study sections of the spaces and how other spaces are encapsulated within.
I am developing a promenade map which presents it in a ‘theme park’ manner, highlighting key buildings and spaces along the route, but most importantly as a route in itself of which my building will be the culmination.
My combined verbs were Interrupt and Claim.
Stop Continous Process
Obstruct (a view)
From Latin: Inter (Between) and Ruptus (Break)
To demand ownership of.
To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
To demand ownership or right to use for land.
– I used claim more in its territory making sense, as if to ‘call out and take’.
The final model uses a clear continous series of curved contours which are interrupted and subtly interrupted by the cut which claims the void behind it.
Claim and Interrupt
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.
Analysed and combined precedent studies
Collages on Programme
Analysis on Data Collection
Proposed Programme and Flow Diagram