Assignment 1.3 Qualitative Collection
Assignment 2.0 Cut/Lift/Fill
1/20 Site Plan
Assignment 3.0 Aural Device
“The Sound Turbine”
CAPTURING wind and CHANNELING it through a dual sided turbine in order to AMPLIFY the sound of wind and REVEAL it’s various crackling, popping and rustling properties.
Assignment 4.0 Programmatic Diagrams
Assignment 4.1 Program/Threshold/Exchange
Programmatic Axon Sketch
Soft rays of light unfold from the top corner of the room and equally disperse throughout the space. The high ceiling allows for the notes from my guitar to arouse the neighbourhood as they hit the shard like white diagonal wall that makes the ground one with the sky.
As I proceed to make my walk down, what seems like a rabbit hole in the ground I enter a familiar yet more intimate space. I can imagine my loved ones cheering for me from the front seat of the bleachers and their faces gradually disappearing into the darkness.
Since the calculated white shards continue to inhabit the theatre I feel at home. I am now ready to creep backstage and prepare myself for the show. I can hear the soft rattling of pans and murmuring conversations of the pot luck room. It cancels out the nerves and prepares me to perform.
Iteration 1 – Adapting the site with the program.
Iteration 2 – Experimenting with tensile roof structures and terracing.
Initial Light Studies
Since the beginning of my investigation I have been intrigued by the geometry of the relationship between our site and it’s surrounding buildings. This gave me the opportunity to carve the earth in the angles it met the church, housing buildings, assessment centre, library etc. in our cut lift and fill assignment.
An aspect of that still remains in this project and is the most exciting for me. Tilting and shifting fractions of the 79 by 96 site has allowed me to create not only intimate spaces but also areas for large spectacles to take place such as the large open air potluck kitchen and dining. 3 volumes stand tall on the site and have a string relationship with the playground. There are areas of entry, the one from the street being a singular journey whereas the more outward thinking entrance from the playground being a group experience.
Descent from the playground first exposes the 40 feet high open amphitheatre inhabiting 250 people. It also allows circulation from the street and playground to all parts of CMW. Partial shade is provided by a translucent catinery roof. The indoor theatre sits as its sibling, with a 100 seater and more intimate atmosphere. Natural lights seeps through the skylight. The rest of the programming is integrated with the performance spaces with the help of transparent glazing. The practice rooms over look the large stage and seductively invite the students to experience the events taking place.
“Soft rays of light unfold from the top corner of the room and equally disperse throughout the space. The high roof allows for the notes of my guitar to arouse the neighbourhood as they hit the shard like wall that makes the ground one with the sky.”
1/20 Massing model
1/8 Detail model
1/8 Performative model
1/20 Site with roof plan
Final Pin Up