New York Apartment
glad to see the use of Revit 2011!
while this is a great concept, it's not very much like Graham's apartment. please be sure to download all the support documents from the briefing and look at the flickr photos of the space. i'm sure you can use your talents better within the contstraints. good luck!
nice job. looks like the stairs waste a lot of space though. maybe consider spiral staircase, pull down ladder, or building storage space into the stairs. good luck.
I agree with tobiasvon about the stairs taking too much valuable space. I also question the kitchen - where does one actually PREPARE the food? I see no preparation surface, and no space for appliances that many people need, such as: blender, food processor, toaster, etc. And of course, where does one store the pots, pans, glasses, dishes, etc.?
I wonder why you put windows in the kitchen in locations that made it so everything is blocking the windows. I would recommend changing the windows to small glass block that runs along the edges of the kitchen walls near the ceiling, to let in plenty of natural light without sucking up valuable much needed wall space.
My third concern is, where does the guest sleep?
I liked very much your slick presentation, it was very eye-catching and the first idea submission I clicked on.
I hope you will all keep at it and make improvements to the stairs, the convertible guest room concept, and most of all, the functionality of the kitchen.
before we get any further.... while this is a cool concept and the presentation is good, we do have a floorplan to work from... and it's much smaller than this one!
hope this helps!!!!
i'm sure you can incorporate some of those great visual elements (like oval windows) into Graham's plan. that would be nice!
I have to agree with AlexanderSimple here. It's great to have you contributing. However, it would be more rewarding and applicable if you took a look at the brief and pack of drawings:
I would also look at Graham Hill's flickr page to see the kind of design he likes. It will allow you co's to focus your efforts at something he may approve of.
You are confusing the means with the end - you cannot make a tree by glueing pictures of leaves on a broomstick - then expect to eat cherries - you must first find fertile ground, then a seed, then plant the seed, then water and nourish it - give it proper sunlight and climate, keep its enemies at bay - when it finally grows old enough to blossom, you can be thrilled by the sight but you still have to wait until the blossoms turn into cherries - then you can eat.
throw away the computer - a piece of paper is your fertile ground and a pencil with an eraser is your seed (the pointy end goes on the paper) - draw your ideas freehand until you are convinced it is perfect - (make sure the eraser wears out before the lead) - then get a ruler and draw it to scale - make the inevitable adjustments and submit that drawing to the contest - let us comment - make the adjustments - let the artists among your draw likeness and submit those - when you win the contest, you can render it on the computer.
here are the most serious constraints - the space is 17' wide and 24' long and 9' high - standard door height is 6'-8" - a toilet requires 30"x 48" floor space - a bed is 6'-6" long - you can take a decent shower in a 36" circle - go to any appliance store web site for dimensions of stock products - a comfortable rule for dinner is 11 sq ft per person - the rest is up to you, just make full scale mock ups out of cardboard for anything unusual to see how they work. - check out some contestants that have upper levels as sleeping lofts which work well - look up alternate step ladders for very tight stairs that work very well.
I admire your spirit of adventure - keep at it - and have fun!
While all the reality factors said before are true (and definitely worth looking at), we admire your brave efforts. Wish we had architecture lessons and Revit 2011 in high school. Cool!
Well, i agree with some of the comments already.
Good work...keep it up!!
Really nice work :D
Room compositioning and element placement is good i would just free the windows a bit
great to have you on board! I agree with all that's been said already though - great effort you're showing here, but you will have a better result if you adjust your idea to the brief...
keep up the good work, we're looking forward to our updates!
yes you must to read again the briefing:) the concept looks interesting:)
Are you planing on using false windows?
I love how you have gone for the classic "old" New York look for this space...I can just envision Bette Davis floating down those stairs...and the windows, and the colors...this may not mesh with Graham's needs, but kudos for coming up with something so unique!
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