Jan '05 - Sep '06
Here, finally, are some images of my project. There are some photos of a partially complete basswood model I built of it, some images of the model with the vertical circulation band--which is still pretty conceptual at this point--done in Photoshop, and some images of the computer model I built. The facade with the solid wall is the "front"and the more open facade is the "rear."
I'll get more into that later and want to comment on what Steven Ward posted, which I think is really interesting. I actually live on a small lake back home and the house is very much oriented to the lakefront, which my grandparents who used to live in the house always refer to as the front, as opposed to the streetfront. The front of the house looks sort of like a small, typical ranch with double-hung windows while the back is much more open with much larger windows. It's an interesting difference, which I don't think is what Steven Ward was talking about exactly and it's obviously on a much smaller scale than his example, but it still talks about this differentiation between sides and spaces.
Site plan showing the museum roughly in center (and a bit lighter than the rest). Huntington Ave is the major road running in front of the museum.
Aerial view showing the band which contains emergency and handicap vertical circulation, as well as a viewing platform and a depressed area in the triangular portion of the building--I'll talk about this more soon, but it's also pretty conceptual at this point.
Top view of model w/ conceptual band added
View of street face of museum w/ conceptual band added
View of rear side of museum w/ conceptual band and depression added