there you go, another final decisions.. wish the design can still be improved here and there, but that wonâ€™t happen, will it? i have selected some of my favourite images from my portfolio booklet, although bits and bobs are not perfect.
i would like to thank my tutor Chantelle Niblock for the tireless support, all contributors from the very beginning ( Nicole Porter, Owen South, Martin Knight, Ho Yin, Darren Robinson, John Chilton and Sean Lu) and my studio peer group.
testing out the integrated timber lattices system with various arrangements of social space.. the developed structural system was not factored in, and yet to be confirmed (very soon!). note: supposedly, #4 is a green cage. creepers will be planted soon 🙂
after i tested them out in Rhino, i moved on to physical models to give me more ideas about opening quality, atmosphere and scale. models were made in 1:50 scale, and there was a slight scale error due to materials limitation. and option (1) is still my choice.
more study about details are needed especially the joints between timber + concrete deck. the lattices need to satisfy these aspects: structural stability, functional purpose, smooth and continous look.
i have been struggling for quite sometime pertaining the main structural issue. there are comprimises to make between aesthetic versus structurally well functioned elements. well, time to move on and do more research, really.