This quote rings true evermore in the construction of buildings throughout history; the overarching principle being that value for money is achieved in terms of the quality, cost, time and buildability of the project.(1). Further research on the design criteria led me to produce sub criteria which form the basis for my design proposals. These include: accessibility (ease of access), aesthetics, functionality, productivity and sustainability. The cost implications of these criteria, form the platform for my design change proposals.
2. Heron Tower, the design aspects The subject of my report is Heron Tower, located at the junction of Bishopsgate and Camomile Street (110 Bishopsgate, EC2). It is a commercial skyscraper 230 metres in height, which consists of a series of 10 three-story ‘villages’ and one six-story ‘village, an atrium located at the heart of each section.(2)
Salesforce Tower has incorporated a design which takes inspiration from designs like the Seagram building built in 1958 as well as some other contemporary modern designs (Century tower in Tokyo) (3)
Notable descriptions include: few internal columns, incorporated natural light from both the glazing and the atria ceilings.
The building orientation dictates the function and the aesthetics of the façade. For instance to the east and west, the facades are transparent to allow for the best use of the climate, such as the automatic blinds which change according to the position of the sun rays. The south face
There are 25 major specialties in engineering that are recognized by professional societies. In any one of those 25 specialties, the goal of the engineer is the same. The goal is to be able to come up with a cost effective design that aids people in the tasks they face each day. Whether it be the coffee machine in the morning or the roads and highways we travel, or even the cars we travel in, it was all an idea that started with an engineer. Someone engineered each idea to make it the best solution to a problem. Even though engineer 's goals are similar, there are many different things that engineers do within their selected field of engineering. This paper will focus on the architectural field of engineering.
Another distinctive feature of Chartres is its three-part elevation with the external buttresses allowing for larger glass windows than previous designs. Unlike most cathedrals built during the same period, the window panes were filled with equally dense stained glass, creating a dark, but rich panel of illuminated narration. The high clerestory windows along the nave, the aisle and ambulatory windows and the rose windows, and transepts in the north and south portals are the allow for natural light to illuminate the cathedral.
The building is four stories high made of brick, tile, and concrete. The east façade also has Classical features such as a frieze, dentils, cornice, raking cornice, entablature and an architrave. The front of the façade was adorned with floral coffers, corbels, as well as post and lintels (Photo 2).
Interior design and architecture are essential, and often overlooked, aspects of everyday life. In modern society people rely on function, durability, and visual appeal when selecting designs for their homes, businesses, and places of leisure. The way that a space is designed influences such things as mood, which, in the case of a business, can impact the productivity of employees and either draw or repel customers. In residential design, the design becomes very personal and, to be considered a successful design, must properly reflect the home owner while at the same time offering some practicality that makes the space livable. An effective design, for any space, must solve some problem, be it function, flexibility, or some other criteria. Simply solving a problem would not please the customer, however, unless it offered some visual appeal. Creating function with style is the real job of any interior designer, and is essential in a content society.
The building itself uses an abundance of straight lines that give it a very neat and sleek finish. It is perfectly symmetrical, having a broad staircase with granite steps going right down from the second level to the front of the building. Written on these stairs are the words Invent, Discover, and Remember. Right next to this staircase, placed on each side are some brilliant green plants which wrap around the entire building and make it look very appealing. The building has several tower like sections that have upward sloping roofs that give it a bit of a medieval castle look. Made mostly of red brick and a yellow looking stone, this also gives the building the look of a castle. It also has lots of windows that give a welcoming feeling. There are also six bright lights which hang down from the second and third levels which add to that welcoming
Everything what makes it difficult to see, for example dimming lights and dark thick walls are characteristics of this type of architecture. Overall you could say, that the count's castle looks like the cathedrals in the thirteenth century, it is a copy of a medieval building.
One longitudinal façade consists almost entirely of glass, while the parallel side has punctured window openings. The architect strategically uses these design features to help incorporate innovative, environmental site strategies.
Taking a design that was once used for events, now abandoned and derelict, and reinventing its potential to be used by all to enrich their lives and provide a social and content atmosphere is a goal of attaining. It will be something extraordinary to redesign a building and mix existing features to make a new design that everyone can appreciate. “Instead of downplaying the 110-year-old building, S&T made enthusiastic use of the old timber floors, brick walls and open trusses, celebrating heritage alongside contemporary design.” (Arch Daily). No matter what materials, space, or structure is being used within a design, in the end, it is always about the creativity for its achievement. “Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It’s crucial for an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it?” (Freshome). Capturing memories and expressing them into a design that tells a story that has never been told is what makes this project, inimitable; it cannot be special if it was heard or seen before. Everyone has a way of
Looking back at the main building lies the main east façade with its beautiful porch leading up to the main structure. The size and exquisite decor is what takes the mind of the city view and into the past of a revival architecture. Constructed by Henry C. Trost from Trost & Trost Architects & Engineers, this building serves as a revival evoking memories from Greece and Rome. The façade itself consists of six shafts or columns which indicate the ionic part of the Corinthian style structure. The Corinthian style capitals are a piece of work; they take the viewer back in time. The Corinthian leaves and beautifully carved flowers are clearly visible as if time had no effect on the buff terra cotta. The detail is acute and precise, to the extent that beautiful is a dull word to describe the vision. The bases of the columns are like a perfect structure that hold a grand shaft that leads to beauty on top. Furthermore, each column is big, no, in fact they are huge, they are elegant in their design and seem to fit one another as they stand side by side. Above the six columns lies the architrave. The architrave is a small part of the structure but fine to the last detail, it is astonishing the level of perfection that was achieved down to the last inch of this structure. Above all this is a
The Vogelstein addition is unique in that is combines two dramatically different styles in the same building. The addition respects its predecessor, while borrowing from, and reinterpreting the original. The mass of Vogelstein acts to balance the overwhelming presence of Avery’s façade, as the addition’s layers hint at the building’s depth, while remaining far less distinctive. The windows are highlighted with burnt orange window frames, comparative to the white window frames that dominate the façade. While different colors, the color contrast itself is complementary, as it serves to highlight the windows in both structures. Further, while much simpler in shape, these windows serve to continue the building’s tradition, without dominating focal attention. The glass doors reflect the façade’s windows, while the glass towers reinterpret both elements, acting as a transition. The canopy above the entrance is orange as well, creating a sense of balance between each of the building’s
Neo-classical designs with a touch of Romanesque, hence the pillars and the A-line pitched roof, the dome on top of the roof and Modern design from the use of brick facade. The home also has bay style walls to show somewhat of a roundest to it, but not like the other structures as mentioned above. The columns used on this house seem to be more of Ionic order, slender fluted pillars.
The best way to spend the taxpayers’ money is to buy the most energy efficient and best model and not replace it as often. As the age old saying, “you get what you pay for.” The same goes for other materials when doing an addition or fixing an existing structure, the administrators need to take the time to research and see what the best materials are for longevity and spend money wisely (Lucas, R., 2009, November/December). As Robert Lucas (2009) said, “Money spent well at the beginning of a project may save the facility from spending more in the future.”
This portfolio will consist of thirty photographs showing common exterior features of general housing in urban Bristol. Each photo will be paired with an in-depth explanation of the background and practical use of these particular construction techniques. This will then be accompanied by an address and a map to allow the reader to have a better understanding of where each terminology was photographed. To ensure maximum picture quality, all photographs will be taken with a Canon 70D digital camera. Adobe Photoshop CS6 will be used to enhance pictures if necessary. Effective time management is essential to this projects success as subjects need to be located and photographed in suitable weather conditions.