Group Research – Listing due for next class

A reminder that for the next class each team is to have a listing of research assignments by topic – for example, structure or sunshade devices, etc.

Case studies may be of an entire building – for example every team doing a health club must do a case study on a health club and each team doing a museum must do a case study on a museum.  This group work is to be done by the entire team.  Also each member of the team must visit a museum or health club.  If  you are not a member of a health club call one up and arrange a visit for potential new members.

Other case studies or precedent studies may be focused on a single issue or item.  For example, long span structural solutions, or ceiling materials and lighting, or mechanical solutions, or aesthetic studies showing the work of architects that likely inspired the designer.

For today you must provide a list.

Group Work – Recap Assignment

I will be asking each group to provide me with an evaluation of the work they did for the most recent assignment.  I would like each team member to take a copy of the weekly calendar template and mark up when they spent time working on the presentation alone and when they worked together with their team mates.

This assignment recap is not graded but will be reviewed and discussed.  If you can try to complete this for next class (for some of you that is today) – if you do not have time to do it – we will begin class as a group working on this.

Today is the day to re-evaluate the team contract.

Assignment for next class

As a group:

  • Please continually update your analysis as we go – also please complete the models – so that you understand your buildings
  • Identify your research / case study list – for example if you have a pool you need to do a case study on a pool.  If you have a specific type of facade you should do a case study on a similar facade.  For now just make a list of things the team needs to research and consider who wants to research each part.
  • Program Analysis – write up a list of spaces in the building and their approximate sizes.  For example 4 massage rooms 9 x 12, etc.  Identify every space in the building. Research the correct size of things in your building.
  • Structural/Mechanical/Core Locations – work out an integrated solution of where these elements might go.  It is OK to have options.
  • Research the correct size of both a freight and passenger elevator.

As an Individual:

  • In addition to the site plan, add at least one environs map and also the zoning map.  Format these on a 22 x 34 Title-block.  You will find a title-block you can use on the S: drive in our class directory.
  • In AutoCAD draw the structural grid and show the perimeter of your building.
  • Stair & Core Study. – Testing out different floor to floors you think will work – draw in AutoCAD both plan and section of stairs.  Show risers, runs and landing and dimensions.  You do not need handrails etc.
  • In addition to drawing the stair – look to layout some cores that include a stair, a mechanical shaft and an elevator.  You will later use this to see what might fit into your project drawings.