Thursday, February 16, 2012

Arrival Ideation...

Our first in class charette...As we are starting to develop our design we were asked to think about and come up with three different arrival spaces.  The goal of this charette was to portray what kind of experience we wanted to express upon entering our space and some how relate this experience back to our concepts.  In thinking about my concept, the honey comb, I wanted to convey the idea of a safe and comforting environment that incorporate color  and a strong structure.  Here are a few ideas that I came up with in class that are currently being modified:

This idea was centered around the structure of the desk and the idea that angle of the front of the desk guides you back into the next space allowing a since of wayfinding.  The element above the desk is a way of mimicking the shape of the desk gabbing your focus as you enter the building.

This idea was also an exploration of the formation of the reception desk.  In this sketch I tried to be more conscious of the height of the ceilings in this space (13') by creating a suspended ceiling over the desk to make this space more intimate taking away the overwhelming volume of the space.

This idea was an exploration of structure of the honey comb and incorporating the enclosing protecting aspect of each hexagon cell.  This element  both draws your eye as well as guides you towards your next destination which is the waiting area. This idea was the one that I though related back to my concept and therefore I developed it further in the SketchUp model below:

I love this idea but I am having trouble incorporating it though out my space and creating other ceiling details that do not clash or become too overwhelming. So if you have any comments or suggestions the are welcomed and would be appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. It is good to see your ideas evolve. These charettes are a starting point but it does not mean that you are limited to just this idea. Your hard work will pay off. --jw