ARCHITECTURE_Urban School

It's been a while since I posted some of my architecture work. I think that's because I'm hesitant to post anything before it's done. Since my final review was yesterday, I have some of my finished work to share with you today! Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 9.10.06 PM

The first is this diagram of my middle school located in downtown Chicago. It was important me to show the form, mass vs. glass, and green space. I also wanted to clearly show what types of programs each of the spaces were for, and how I addressed different ideas from The Third Teacher. I talked a little about this book/firm a little in this post, and this one as well!

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I also wanted to show some before and afters. Above is a render of my double height homeroom and classroom space using Toucan for Rhino. As you can tell, it wasn't the greatest base render. Rendering isn't my strongest skill, so I rely on the post-process work to really enhance it.

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Here is what my render looked like when I was finished. I cleaned it up with an overlaid hand drawing and photoshop. I prefer a more artistic and lighter quality in my perspectives. Some people prefer more reality and drama in their renders, but everyone has a different style (just like fashion) and this is mine!

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Another before image

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And the finished product. I have to say that the first one is my favorite because it has more depth and detail, but I'm still pleased with this one.

That's all for now--thanks for checking out my work! I might share some more of it in the next few days if I feel like it.

You can check out more of my past architecture posts here or my portfolios here (which desperately need to be updated! its happening over spring break i swear)

ARCHITECTURE_Exploded Nook Drawing

Today I wanted to share part of the project I have been working on for the past 9 weeks. This quarter in my studio, we have each been creating a potential redesign of the library in Los Osos, California. This drawing was part of my final presentation, and demonstrates the warm reading nooks I have created to serve as both reading spaces and also to set up prescribed views over the landscape. Please click on the image to see the drawing in it's best quality!