Sixth Year Architecture Portfolio
Make Me a Home: Northshore06
I have focussed on the “Make Me A Home” brief which calls into question what we want from a future community. Using the theories studied in 5th Year the aim was to create a space that is adaptable for future needs and follows the ‘layering’ methodology discribed in earlier projects.
The main drivers for the project are:
- Creating a sustainable community (technologically and socially)
- Using the Court-Yard Typology, Low-Rise, Medium-Density, Parker-Morris
- Implementing the “Green Ribbon” (landscaping)
- Process-Driven (Including Transformations of Geometry)
One of my main concerns was how does one break up a large site into something that can be worked with at a smaller scale whilst maintaining the ability to use a universal design strategy.
Taking into consideration heat gain during the summer and detailing the building to ensure limited heat loss.
The roof of the dwellings will also act as landscape (the ‘Green Ribbon’) and as such must adhere to Part M for example, all slopes/ramps will attempt to be greater than 1:20 gradient or have landings as appropriate.
The ground and therefore building levels are graded in both proportion and ground height with the bias going from the South-West to the North-East allowing solar access more-or-less evenly amongst the dwellings.
The formation of the massing model provides cross-ventilation during the summer (from a South-West origin) whilst blocking the Winter (from a Northern origin). This provides a sheltered space in Winter and a cool breeze from the river Tees during summer.