to follow along with other plans sections etc
it can work, and it makes me wish that spaces like this were more common. unfortunately everything that is low-cost is usually cheap and does not have this kind of grandeur.
about the project.. i'm a little woried about the cut glass mirror. perhaps you could mix more modern things into this design?
also, i'm counting six hot-water hookups in this apartment.. for all the sinks and showers. i think you can join some of those instances into one without wasting too much water. there's gotta be a "greener" way. :)
the least costly thing is the space, because it already exists! And defining the space could be done by sheets of paper taped to the ceiling with the textures and paneling and fine finishes painted on - just like in a stage set - the feeling and spirit of the space will exist - you are coinfusing beauty with cost - you are very perceptive and now that you know that the only important thing is the space itself you will pass that information on and your wish will be granted - I think that is one of the great consequences of this competition and why I'm addicted to it.
I happen to like cut glass for its there/not there quality and fun refractions that surprise and delight; of course one could use plain glass but that takes away from my artistry - or adds to it as one sees fit; making it a derivative artistry - maybe better, maybe not - but the underlying fact is that glass next to the ceiling and reflecting curved shapes visually expands the space - especially important when it is crowded with twelve people - besides, it invites the soul to wander.
I suppose it depends on how you define wasting water - the hot tub is filled once so it uses less water than a bathtub - but is kept constantly hot - but that could easily be fixed by transferring solar energy passively and using it as a heat source for the others; if you wash your hands in one sink, you are not using the other - so that's a wash (lol) - is a steam bath a waste? - a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing but uses energy, but is more sanitary saving medical bills - and hand washing is such a pain - and that time could be spent finding a cure for cancer - when three people have to get to work in the morning there's not too many sinks - this is a luxury project - to condense living - and when in full use for a dinner party there is not too many sinks = food preparation, making drinks, ice, washing up before eating, cleaning up refreshing and cooling the air and masking outside noise with the waterfall - none of it is a waste, then. This is the "greener" way!
Hey, maybe the waterfall could be used to clean and recycle the grey water - at least for use in the gardens - one of the charges of the competition.
Thank you for your attention to the detail.
I like this approach. The partitioning of the space is very uncommon and special.
Have you seen "Holy Mountain" by Alexandro Jodorowsky...in that movie almost every scene was taken from a top view...and what was happening with the characters on stage was a Masterwork...just like abeautiful painting.
That is exactly how I feel when I see you planviews....a great pieace of art.
I agree with alexander and you...It can work...I would be amazing to see more design like this.
what a nice complement for an artist! - thank you!
This idea is so unique, and i agree with becklerboy, that it really makes you think! I hope and can't wait to see more!
I like your idea!! it is so imaginative!
and nice colors match together on your rendering ~~
I eagerly anticipate the dodecahedron scheme! I feel like I've wandered into an undiscovered wing of the Sir John Soane Museum, which makes this proposal (and its brethren) hard to critique. It is an interesting design exercise, but overall it seems to miss the intended client by a fairly wide margin. (But hey, don't get me wrong, the SJSM is the best building in London for my money)
I do not like drawing a disaster, which has neither head nor tail.
Drawing is crazy ...
AND YOU WOULD IMPROVE IT B......?
don't take that personal - look at her other comments and then you won't feel offended ;) silviap, some productive criticism would help a lot here!
Different from all the other ideas.
very very very cool design! 9.
you are awesomable!!!!!
What I like most about this project is that it has character; most submissions get lost in the sea of shiny glamorous and seductive imagery. This project stands out as having the hand of author/craftsman apparent in the work: it is a real and unique project. The drawings are indicative of a design process that has unfolded over time- reminds me a bit of Scarpa's drawings.
To walk into this apartment would be to walk into a different world, an escape from the banality of typical apartment cell block living. A quality that is absolutely necessary to create a sense of dwelling!
We love it!
Thank you for that! - from here the design unfolded from 8 to 16 sides in the entry HEXADECAGON - then to an update of my first work WOMB WITHOUT VIEW when I realized that a large working kitchen was essential and finally to an update of HEXADECAGON on the last day where it morphed into a teardrop shape where the octagon becomes a circle pointing to the kitchen overlooking the street at the fire escape - which I think is the best - you are very perceptive - the design process evolves over time - sometimes, like the teardrop, coming forth unbidden right out of the blue and you have to scramble to catch it in the nick of time - but thats the fun and wonder of the design process.
I appreciate your sketches. Very interesting and colorful !