Major Project: Architectural Visualisation Research

Today, I will be focusing and perform more architectural visualisation research in relation to futuristic building in order to recognise how the artefacts are communicated with the help with surroundings. However, the model itself are the main focus as the surroundings are to enhance visual experience such as where would you see this building or why is this building is built in this location etc.

This allows me to think about the location of my building would be built on. For example, urban city or countryside etc. as well as where would you see this building. For example, on a lake or a nearby river as it may use water power to generate electricity.

Architectural Visualisation

References:

Behance. 2017. Dusk Visualisation – Pedro Fernandes – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/11571511/Dusk-Visualization. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The Sydney Tower, is Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. | Architectural Concepts | Pinterest | Design, Offi…. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/432978951660901704/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Stadskantoor Venlo (foto: AGC) | Eco Building | Pinterest | Projects and Cities. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/566749934347384985/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris | Architecture and Residential architecture. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/494551602809304227/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises | Random Realm Ideas | Pinterest | Futuristic city, Architecture and Flower. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/774900679605606459/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Best of Week 28/2016 – Ambassador Office by Nmachine – Ronen Bekerman – 3D Architectural Visualisation & Rendering Blog | //Exteriors | Pinterest | Of, Blog a …. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/554576141600624845/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. VietinBank Business Center Office Tower, Hanoi, Vitennam by Foster + Partners :: 68 floors, height 363m | Business Travel Destinations | Pinterest | Tower loca …. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/310818811757197325/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The Rainbow Gate Tower, Beijing, China | Architecture 1 : Favorite Places & Spaces | Pinterest | Beijing, Beautiful and Towers. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/251568329162875342/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Major Project: Week Three Reflection

The past week, I was focusing on producing initial concept designs as well as primary research into green buildings and futuristic concept ideas. It enabled me to discover a number of helpful 2D images which I can use it as a reference guide. Also, had a meeting with the award tutor to report on progress which it went well as I have showed the tutor a number of sketches with ongoing primary visual research.

Therefore, for next week I will be continue to sketch more concept designs with a more refined exterior and continue the forefront research, hopefully I will have made a selection on which concept design for further developments and include surrounding sketches to show like hood of where this building will be built on such as near a river, lake, urban city or blend in with the natural ecosystems.

Major Project: Report On Progress

Today, I had a meeting with the award tutor to discuss the progress as well as if I have any problems or issues with the project. The tutor has confirmed that he have received the revised planning folder and signed off. I have informed the tutor that I am about a week behind schedule due to the reworded plan. Over the past week or so, the focus was to produce sketches and primary research into sustainable architecture which is coming on well.

Moreover, the upcoming two weeks will be focusing on more 2D images and also look into 3D images as well as animations research on how innovate buildings are communicated through moving images. In addition, more primary research into specific details on architectural visualisation such as roofs, doors, windows air control and water management etc.

Another aspect to consider is about the context of the sketches and the wider urban system. For example, the building forms a part of… think about the people – how do they get in and out……? Therefore, the next two weeks I will be producing more sketches on paper, and think about the surroundings such as four sides with some details – the main entrance, a terrace etc. as well as have made a choice about the building and its overall form then move to illustrator.

Overall, the tutor is happy with the progress and the research I have done so far.

Major Project: Sketches

Continue the morning with producing more sketches of the concept idea. So far have produced a number of initial concept designs of the idea. However, I will be continue but I will be research into details of the building and trying to get a sense of the details as I would like to work on the details of the exterior in a more in-depth sketches in the next week or so.

So far, I am mainly focusing on producing initial concept designs whenever a new concept come across my mind and draw it with pencil and paper. This is a quick and effective way to document concept designs.

5
Created By: Francisco

Major Project: Sketch & Skyscraper’s Concept Designs

Continue to create more sketches to a more detailed drawing in order to show the green building in a more complete form. Another area I have been look into is the skyscrapers as it comes in different shapes and sizes as some also looked like futuristic buildings which I think it is beneficial to me as I want to produce more sketches before making the decision to select one for further development.

Those examples share the same concept is that it is going up but with its very own characteristic within. This is what I want to have in my artefact is to have its own characteristic rather than just another normal building.

1
Created By: Francisco

Skyscrapers Concept Designs

References:

3D model of high-rise building-Download 3d Model-Crazy 3ds Max Free. 2017. 3D model of high-rise building-Download 3d Model-Crazy 3ds Max Free. [ONLINE] Available at: http://crazy3dfree.com/Model/Building-Housing/3D-model-of-high-rise-building.html. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Commercial center 3d model. 2017. Commercial center 3d model. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/commercial-center-3d-model/1024167. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Modern contemporary 3d model. 2017. Modern contemporary 3d model. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/modern-contemporary-3d-model/645424. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Max modern futuristic. 2017. Max modern futuristic. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/max-modern-futuristic/1131211. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Major Project: Theory of Green Building Architecture

Research on the concept of Green Architecture, also known as “Sustainable Architecture” or “Green Building,” is the theory, science and style of buildings designed and constructed in accordance with environmentally friendly principles. Having said that, there are Green Architecture and Green Design characteristics to design a useful and efficient building which are good for the environment rather than harm the environment as we need to have sustainable architecture when creating new green buildings in the future.

Green Architecture and Green Design Characteristics:

  • Ventilation systems designed for efficient heating and cooling
  • Energy-efficient lighting and appliances
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
  • Landscapes planned to maximise passive solar energy
  • Minimal harm to the natural habitat
  • Alternate power sources such as solar power or wind power
  • Non-synthetic, non-toxic materials
  • Locally-obtained woods and stone
  • Responsibly-harvested woods
  • Adaptive reuse of older buildings
  • Use of recycled architectural salvage
  • Efficient use of space

These characteristics are helpful as I can use it as a guideline of how the green building should have by producing sketches to reflect it on the drawing, and it get adopted on the model. The artefact, will show how future green building might be as well as to understand Green Architecture also known as Environment-friendly Architecture.

The article discuss the issue in relation to Green Architecture of how to have a sustainable architecture. Although, this is about Architectural Engineering but it does discuss what a green building how have in order to define as green building. Also, it does show examples of what green elements show contain. Therefore, it is helpful to understand the theory and principles behind Green Architecture.

References:

Ragheb, A., El-Shimy, H. & Ragheb, G. 2016, “Green Architecture: A Concept of Sustainability”, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 216, pp. 778-787.

Architecture Student Chronicles. 2017. Principles of Green Architecture and Sustainability | Architecture Student Chronicles. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.architecture-student.com/sustainable-design/principles-of-green-architecture-and-sustainability/. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Architecture Digest. 2017. These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture Photos | Architectural Digest. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/these-6-new-buildings-are-the-future-of-sustainable-architecture. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

WebEcoist. 2017. The Future is Green: 12 Visionary Architecture Concepts – WebEcoist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/02/25/the-future-is-green-12-visionary-architecture-concepts/. [Accessed 12 June 2017].

WebUrbanist. 2017. 24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design & Technology | Urbanist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://weburbanist.com/2008/11/23/future-green-design-technology/. [Accessed 12 June 2017].

Major Projects: Research On Concept Designs

Over the weekends I am focusing on the visual research in futuristic green buildings and modular approach. Most futuristic concept designs seems to have different shapes and sizes or in a way to blend in with the surrounding areas. I think is idea to minimise the disruption to the natural ecosystems as possible.

In addition, I explored more green buildings and futuristic concept designs which helps me to develop more sketches for green buildings that uses different kind of design style to demonstrate what it might look like in the near future. Also was working on creating more sketches and finalised some initial sketches in terms of details and depth of the concept.

Green Buildings & Futuristic Concept Designs

 

References:

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Viridian Span – Adorabot, Kevin koesnodihardji. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AoKlV. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Scifi City, Adam Varga. [ONLINE} Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/EDEg8. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – SciFi Building, Kamahl Meissner. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/A2qLo. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Adorabot Maintenance Center 001, Kevin Koesnodihardji. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AoZOV. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – The Halcyon – The invisible Building Concept., Ifthikhar Abdul Nasser. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Z5xW8. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci Fi City Building 500 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/f62ff7e0d38448baa584ae4f6da3a6ea. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Alien Building Tall 2 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/873169e7954243ce9888c6aa433afc39. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci-Fi Tower by Jonathan – download 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/c271103cd2f84ed3992baeda6416bbb0. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci Fi Building 1 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/817a417e5592401babe4c3db948cfc84. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. rupe house – bamboo smart farm – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1163073/rupe-house. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Residential architecture in Cracow – Architekt Koziel – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/53555257/Residential-architecture-in-Cracow-(designed-by-BRK). [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park – 10 Design – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/3746743/10-DESIGN-Yabao-Hi-Tech-Enterprises-Headquarter-Park. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Liben 2060 – Tomas Durdis – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1037897/Liben-2060. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Major Project: Continuing The Primary Visual Research

Found some interesting and useful images in relation to futuristic green buildings concept designs. Some green buildings has different kind of shapes and sizes which makes more interesting as it show the architecture might change as it process.

However, another aspects I have noticed is that the term green buildings does not mean only apply with green organic materials, organic surface or solar panels. But also the way it build the building and the style of the building. Therefore, I want to perform research on the concept of Green Architecture in the next day or so, and trying to find out the theory or principles for Green Architecture.

Major Project: Week Two Reflection

This week I was working in the documentation side of it rather than focusing on the project as we have been told to produce a presentation in relation to “Symposium: Strategies of Documentation”. Also, had another meeting with the tutor again to discuss my planning folder as the scope of the project I proposed will require more than twelve weeks which means I need to reduce the scale of the project as well as revising the planning folder and the Gantt chart once again to apply those changes.

Therefore, this week I did not spend a lot of time in sketches and research but I will be focusing on the project over the weekends as the revised planning folder and presentation are completed and received a signed off approve of the proposed planning folder.

Major Project: Revised Planning Folder

I have made some changes to the Gantt chart compared with the original version. This updated version combined with the module timetable to show a better time management and documentation to record the project development process. Also, it contains the time it required to complete each task for each day. However as the project progress, it may get an update to ensure it covers all aspect.

Please see below for the revised Gantt chart:

Overview of The Weekly Tasks

Gantt Chart 1
Created By: Francisco
Gantt Chart 2
Created By: Francisco
Gantt Chart 3
Created By: Francisco
Gantt Chart 4
Created By: Francisco

Overview of The Entire Timeline

Gantt Chart 5
Created By: Francisco
Gantt Chart 6
Created By: Francisco
Gantt Chart 7
Created By: Francisco