Thursday, October 28, 2010

DeSIgN tHEorY bLOg PosT nO.1

For my design theory class I have to start a learning log, and every week I have to write on my blog responding to my teachers “question of the week”…

For the extra curious once, here is the link to my design theory class blog…

So this weeks´ topic is: IDEOLOGY

And the question of the week is;

What is your own ideology in your studio project?

Regarding my mini project the ideology in this project has been to create an apartment where the troubled teenager can feel at home, safe and welcomed, a place where they can adapt into a “normal family lifestyle”.

To create a successful home for the teenagers, they need their own bed- and bathroom, giving them a place that is only theirs, and a place they have to take care off alone, and at the same time they can be a part of the social area by using the area within the apartment that focus on each of the teenagers´ main interest and skill. Such as, an art studio, a library full of books, big kitchen with a herb garden and a guitar corner. This is so their interest hopefully will grow and develop, and maybe help them find out what they want to studying in college. By placing this area in the common rooms the teenagers will learn have to interact with other youths, as well learning something new.

I have not clue if I am on the right track here, but after my understanding of it, is what I have mentioned above the ideology for my mini project.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My FinAL ProJeCt

The building I have chosen for my BA Honors Degree project is The Workshop Halls (Verkstedhallene, Standen 3), on Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway. This is one off two buildings that belongs to Aker Brygge Shopping.

With the combination of the city and the water Aker Brygge got that magic atmosphere that attract people and many many tourists. It says that 13 million people visit Aker Brygge every year!!

So with its perfect location, am I redesigning The Workshop Halls into The Ultimate Travel Center. This center is going to work as a gathering place for people with a passion for traveling! Facilities within the center are going to be, travel- information, agencies, shops, library, gallery and language learning classes. The centre will also have a restaurant, café, bar/nightclub and a hostel for the travelers that are passing through Oslo on their journey.

So as of now…

- In Studio I am working on a project report, including research on the existing building, the site, and the client brief. This report is due on November 2nd.

- In cad, I am drawing up all the existing plans, sections and elevations in AutoCad from the pdf`s drawing I got off the building. By November 5th I have to have a 3D model done of the exterior.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MiNi ProJecT DoNE!!

The first project of the year is done, and here are my 4 final boards.

A short summary of the project brief:
Convert 4 apartments into 1 apartment unit
for 4 troubled teenagers and 1 live-in supervisor.
Location: Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8, Ireland.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

pOSt nO: 1

Time is flying way to fast and three weeks of college is already over!! so now its time to start blogging;)
Stay tuned to see what i`m working on at Griffith ;o)