Wednesday, April 30, 2008

work in progress

For Neill: Sectional qualities for your Auditoria

Neill- this is the Casa da Musica by OMA in Porto I was discussing yesterday. Maybe you could look in more detail at how the auditorium and ancillary accommodation are packed in to the building. A section and/ or sectional model may be the best way to explore this. The drawings are in an A+U special on OMA from a couple of years back. Good Luck!
Initial model of one of the 'trees' and how it might be populated. No circulation yet but working on it!

Monday, April 28, 2008

2 programs - 9 hours

Sunday, April 27, 2008


that's basically what I'm working on at the moment,
working on a 3d model of the site,
I'm designing it now without the bridge,
This starting point should work as a corridor to the campus
a world inside this old facade, the boxes are floating student galleries and
the path and a platform leading to the old lighttower should lead tourist in there
the two top floors will just work as normal office space which will help the whole building
to get some income through rent.

difference between the church space and program and the basketball

working on a diagramatic (and hope spatial) way of showing the change of the space ans well as the flux of the people over time

a sketch underneath - but will be nice...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

still in progres - the overlaping of sports,different materials,

void? whats happening in the surrounding of the volume in the middle of the site?


the programs organised in a timetable and overlayed in plan and sections

These drawings don't really define my ideas, so i'm trying to model it so i can blog some pictures later...

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Drawing day and night somehow got me into, let's say not the best mood.
I finally managed to get a for me satisfying strategy with a sort of campus masterplan which would really work well and regenerate new life in an completely unused area of London..... 

BUT! What's my connection to the first term? I just analyzed the whole first term again.
____ floating in different directions on different layers
____ bridging one side with the other
____ unclear but then obvious connections, 
____ precipitate and unexpected changes
____ spaces where just the different direction of surfaces define the function

until the section and it's materialization
____ rough inside smooth outside 
- london I would say is most of the time more 
rough outside and soft inside 

So what's the best way to improve my project with these metaphors? 
I need to find a way to give my project a massive improvement through that otherwise it will get a normal TU Graz project where I got really nice projects through well done site researches but never had time to do experiments like we did in the first term.
I'm not satisfied with just putting a scaled up version of the laminated model on the site. 
For me there has to be a connection with the program, with the surrounding and with the first terms work otherwise it will get what Rem Koolhaas would call Junkspace.
Any ideas how I can avoid that?
How's everyone else dealing with the first terms work? 

three way system

three different ways for the combination fo the program integrateing with the spaces



solibe (solid&flexible)


how it works

on site


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Initial Sections/plans

The resolution on the plans is kinda messed up. I ll replace that image in the not so distant future.

potential spaces

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The idea of this project is to cause a public condenser. The space is generated using parameters as flows, views and infrastructure. The first sketch shows how the space is divided into two parts: the open square (left) and the covered square (right). The first space is a path that articulates a connection in the infrastructures and isolates from the traffic. The plaza is a slope that link east and west with vegetation in one side and twisted paths in the other making possible an underneath connection for the tube (in red). The latter square is a continuous bended ramp generated by means of warping different programmes subject to changes. The programme is guided to arts’ lovers and children but in the same way as a park allows these activities when they are needed. The covered area is defined by two different boundary condition, in one side is the road so the structure is harder and thicker, and in the other side, there is a building and a pedestrian area so materials become softer and opener.
Now I’m drawing these ideas and building a model of the open area to understand how the paths are defining with the difference of height. I’m also defining how light get into the building and how materials are used.