Simple open plan living - very much like the Farnsworth House. I have been looking at container inspired designs or movable architecture and there is definitely something in this design that I love for a couple.
The Dangle-Byrd House by Koko Architecture + Design:
The reason why I like this design is that it reminds me of Mies Mies van der Rohe “S. R. Crown Hall”.
Learning how to use Revit is a wonderful thing but modeling Gary Chang’s Suitcase house proved to be a challenge. The lower level is external concrete and the internal timber walls literally shoot up into a half level which is covered in flooring (pictured). This floor actually contains a series on hinged doors which can be opened to reveal voids or beds, bathrooms and even a kitchen. Figuring this out took time, and how it all sat well together. Making this model come alive proved to be a challenge too. The lights didn’t seem to work quite as well compared to students who had solid walls. As you can see, this house is practically made of glass. This building is also incredibly long and is better presented on a sheet longer than an A3. I was unable to do this for submission.
Also a note for students to remember. The closer you zoom into your “snapshot” before rendering is the actual size you’re going to be working with. It takes forever to render (9-12 hours) but it pays to zoom in as much as possible. Your tutor should give you an idea of the size but my teacher failed to tell me and I wasted a lot of time rendering small images until I try to enlarge them and discovered the poor quality.
If you have time, try to figure out the best way to go about achieving the right construction such as using curtain walls and recreating your own families such as windows, stairs and built in furniture. It will take years off your life but it is the only way. And before you know it, you have to battle with materials as well. It’s amazing what doesn’t look good when rendered so keep trying. This is the type of program which is good to communicate with your fellow students. You will need each others support! In the end you should love this program, not hate it. It truly is amazing.
Some of my revit work. 2nd year.
Hamer Hall. Melbourne.