Thursday, April 28, 2011

Interior Skyscraper Renderings

The first image is of the lobby space in the taller tower. The design is by Brittany Dasso, while I rendered and photoshopped the image.

The Transportation Hub is on the first floor of the smaller tower. Since the Towers are positioned on three main transportation intersections (boating, trains, and car), we incorporated a place into the building that promotes alternative travel to work and to the building. The design and rendering were done by Brittany Dasso, Tristan Olarti, and myself.

This image is an example of a typical office space that would be found in the taller tower. Since the programming of the building is for corporate office workers I chose to move towards the trend of a open working environment. This promotes equality in the workspace and has the boss sitting right next to the intern so there is open communication throughout the workplace. There is indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling and pulls light into the space without it being overbearing.

Final Skyscraper Rendering

This is the final rendering of the Tantolunden Towers in Stockholm Sweden. The cutouts in the building would hold public meeting spaces that would be up to the owner of the space to delegate. The programmingfor the rooms would be for events, enclosed garden lounge space, or meeting rooms.

Since Flux35 did not want the skyscraper to be overbearing in the surrounding areas we chose to make the building look as if it had grew up from the land keeping with our concept of form to site and mass and voids. The greenwalls height is even with the skyline of the
surrounding buildings near the park, to create a datum line across as if the wall had been there as long as the houses. The greenwall growing up the side of the
building would help heat gain on the lower levels of the building and also provide a seamless transition between the building into
the landscaping.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tantolunden Towers- Interim Critique

This is our interim renderings. We recieved feedback on the building and will take the time over Spring Break to rework the building based on the feedback.

This particular view is from the waterways. I think the size needs to be reworked a little. It feels a little out of porportion to me.

View of tower in the park

This is a view of the skyscraper from the other island next to ours. Its my favorite one of all the exterior renderings. This is how most of Stockholm would see our building considering it would be the only skyscraper in Stockholm. Most buildings are only 300 ft tall while ours doubles that being over 600 ft.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tantolunden Park Skyscraper

Flux35 (our mockfirm) met with one another and sat down and did some process sketches of how we wanted our building to look. This is a sketch I did while talking to the group and i rendered it afterwards with ChartPak markers. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. The building would be next to Tantolunden Park in Stockholm Sweden. It would connect the park and the water together through a archway in the bottom of the building. Furthermore, the building would house green terraces on both sides so that all could enjoy the views.

This is an image of the actual site where the building would be located

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Process Sketch of Skyscraper in Stockholm

Our assignment is to design a skyscraper in Stockholm Sweden. This is a process sketch of what I think the skyscraper should look like. The cutouts were from the roadways around the site and then wrapped that image around the building. From there I added an arch to the entrance that would be even with all of the surrounding architecture around the site.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Magarita Powers of Ten

The Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames inspired me to think about scale and hidden messages deep with in our galaxy. The scale is often missed when one dives deep into the mircroscopic or cosmic world. Thats why I decided to uncover the hidden beauty behind a margarita. When under the microscope at 1000x time zoom the smooth drink looks hard, wiry, and bumpy. The juxtaposition inspired me to create a margarita glass that was hard on the outside but the interior of the glass was smooth. I chose the texture from the look of the magarita under the microscope as a source of inspiration.

Magarita 1000x zoomed
Glass in process melting wax to create the layers of texture on the outside of the glass

SketchUP rendering of Glass

Actual Glass

Interior Rendering of Glass