Soft roof

Team: Lena Han, Kaiwei Xiong, Bei Liu, Josh Chen

Concept

Mies’ Barcelona pavilion is a symbol of simplified, elegant architecture. Instead of rooms, it is more like an assemble of a couple planar surface in horizontal and vertical direction. It breaks down the elements of architecture and reassembled it into a couple thresholds. If you look from the sky, you see two roof sitting on top of walls, and they are being placed at the two opposite directions of the courtyard in the middle.

The “soft root” canopy is to add a slice of playful element, but still be consistent with the tone of the Barcelona pavilion. The canopy connects those two roofs separated by the courtyard, providing shading area for people in the summer. The canopy in anchored at four corner points, one of which is lifted up by a pole so it the overall height of the canopy is increased.

It makes the whole space uplifting, playful and romantic when the shadow projects on the floor and walls.

Design Process

Panoramic View

Panoramic View Link

https://api2.enscape3d.com/v3/view/1c03ce0d-134f-44da-a59f-c765adedf398

https://api2.enscape3d.com/v3/view/5918e2c7-9a33-42de-a48b-32b130501c38

https://api2.enscape3d.com/v3/view/d2242c1d-bce1-4663-9bf7-51578b24cebf

Walk Through Link

https://api2.enscape3d.com/v1/view/33f56f15-b4eb-4c5e-b7b8-da02b979e8ee

Mirar Model

https://mirar.thorntontomasetti.com/mira/nc4xSc_FG

Final Report

Draping Canopy

Team || Lena Han, Bei Liu, Josh Chen

Mies’ Barcelona pavilion is a symbol of simplified, elegant architecture. Instead of rooms, it is more like an assemble of a couple planar surface in horizontal and vertical direction. It breaks down the elements of architecture and reassembled it into a couple thresholds. If you look from the sky, you see two roof sitting on top of walls, and they are being placed at the two opposite directions of the courtyard in the middle.

The flying canopy is to add a slice of playful element, but still be consistent with the tone of the Barcelona pavilion. The canopy connects those two roofs separated by the courtyard, providing shading area for people in the summer. Then, by lifting up two opposite corners, the canopy got less rigid, less heavy. It looks like a roof with wings and is flying toward the sky.

It makes the whole space uplifting, playful and romantic when the shadow projects on the floor and walls.

Flying Canopy

Team || Lena Han, Bei Liu, Josh Chen

Mies’ Barcelona pavilion is a symbol of simplified, elegant architecture. Instead of rooms, it is more like an assemble of a couple planar surface in horizontal and vertical direction. It breaks down the elements of architecture and reassembled it into a couple thresholds. If you look from the sky, you see two roof sitting on top of walls, and they are being placed at the two opposite directions of the courtyard in the middle.

The flying canopy is to add a slice of playful element, but still be consistent with the tone of the Barcelona pavilion. The canopy connects those two roofs separated by the courtyard, providing shading area for people in the summer. Then, by lifting up two opposite corners, the canopy got less rigid, less heavy. It looks like a roof with wings and is flying toward the sky.

It makes the whole space uplifting, playful and romantic when the shadow projects on the floor and walls.

Concept diagrams

Tile Design

Unfold Tiles

Connection Detail

Assignment 4 – Hidden Wave

Concept

The bottom of the vessel forms a topography that can’t be seen from the exterior, like a wave hidden in the vessel, brewing for another change in the this micro climate. If seeing from outside, the interior situation will not be perceived.

The goal of this vessel is to mimic a micro climate of the ocean. Either be a coming storm or serenity of the surface.

Progress Model

Process Model

Final Report