Monday, September 26, 2011

occupancy loads

In working on the Chatam County City Hall I had to figure out the occupancy loads for the building.

the occupancy for the first floor will be 100 people and I will need 2 mens water closets and lavatories, and I will need 3 womens water closets and lavatories.

the occupancy for the second floor will be 250 people and I will need 5 mens water closets and 2 lavatories, and I will need 5 womens water closets and 2 lavatories.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1. How would you feel about being an occupant in the San Fransisco City hall after the renovations?
       I think that I would enjoy the changes that have been made to the city hall because they kept some of the building the same and restored it to the original design the new modern spaces are a nice contrast to the traditional areas.

2. What types of lighting were discussed and how can they affect our building?
     There are a lot of different types of lighting that wee discussed here are the ones that I remember.
sunlight, direct light, indirect light, downlighting, uplighting, pendant, tungsten-halogen lamps, accent lights, LED, ambient, task.  I think that most of these lighting examples could be used in our design.

3. What was the largest dissatisfaction with the office types and how will it affect my design?
   The largest dissapointment with the open office is the noise level there is no noise privacy.  In the sinlge offices that dissadvantage is that the human interaction is not as easy. In the case of this project I will be using the individual office style.

4.  Is the Courthouse appropriate for a dominant daylighting system and waht are the benefits of daylighting?
     I think in the majority of the Courthouse the spaces can be lit by daylight however there are areas where it will be necaery to use artificial lighting.  The benefit of daylight is that it is more natural and that it is easier on the human eye also there are helath benefits accociated with natural light.

6. Is lighting objective or subjective?
       I think that lighting is subjective to the lighting designer.

7. How does the info from these articles relate to our programing and design?
    The results from the studies can help us to better design our space because we have concrete results of how we should design lighting and office spaces.

8. Does cooper have inderect lighting?

Friday, April 29, 2011

final studio presentation

final model

here are some images from our final studio presentation.
photos complements of Hope Talley

Firm Blog

please visit our Firm's blog to find out more information about the project we are working on.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

skyscraper interiors

Firm Video

as a part of the competition guidelines we made a video about our firm Tertia Studio.  I would like to thank David Stapp of DMS productions for all of his help in producing our video

Friday, April 1, 2011

model making process

slideshow courtesy of Christy Wallace

Saturday, February 5, 2011

skyscraper project

Currently in studio we are participating in the Mock Firms competition with Chicago Architecture Today!  the competition is to design a 60 story skyscraper in Stockholm Sweden.  We have done some research and we have finally picked a site for our skyscraper.  Our site will be on th island of Sodermalm on rock that overlooks Gamla Stan.

photos courtesy of Bryan Shields

Thursday, February 3, 2011

mock firms 60 story skyscraper

This semester in studio we are doing a really exciting project where we are competing in a design competition.  The project is to design a 60 story skyscraper in Stockholm Sweden.  You can read more about it here. At this point we have finished the site analysis part of the project and we are moving into the design stages.  Below are some selected pages from the site analysis research.  The overall research is about 40-50 pages long so I will not put it all up.

Monday, January 24, 2011

final renderings for Parish street

upstairs apartment

upstairs apartment 2nd bedroom 

upstairs apartment master bedroom

large loft living room

large loft kitchen

large loft master bedroom

large loft dinning room

small loft master bedroom

small loft living area

Flock wine bar entrance

Flock wine bar