Thursday, June 10, 2010

Project 3 - Final DRAWINGS

site plan

plan - ground level/1st level

plan - 2nd floor


one room plan and section poche

interior perspective

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Oliver Herring's work
- photo sculpture & video art


O Sang Gwon's work
- photo sculpture

Sunday, May 23, 2010

site visiting (2) drawings

- plan

- cross section
- long section

site visiting (1) photos

photo stitch up


surrounding views

precedent study for project 3

Alvaro Siza_Galician Museum of Art 1964

demonstrated a growing sensitivity in Siza’s handling of space and light...existing overall geometry, but designed a detached building that completes and extends the original plan...
Like all of Siza’s buildings, the treatment of the exterior is characterized by restraint and impassiveness...

Siza’s architecture resembles an ever-growing body of research, in which discoveries are gradually unearthed and elements crystallized...
In summer, the green slope and steps are colonized by students, as informal extensions of the building...

Inside, Circulation becomes a social event, as students throng through the tall gallery space...
The building is essentially nougat of different sized volumes, sensitively reconciled to explore the potential for both grand gesture and human intimacy...
Light is reflected off predominantly hard or lustrous surfaces, giving the interior a cool luminosity. Materials such as white stucco, granite, and polished timber are chosen for their simplicity, climatic comfort and general robustness (crucial in a building that will endure heavy daily use)...

In their exploration of light, texture, movement and space, Siza’s buildings touch the senses in many ways. Diverse sources of inspiration are brought together in an abstract, imaginative unity with its own hierarchy and language. Yet Siza’s approach is not simply based on set of recurrent forms or characteristics, but a way of seeing, thinking and feeling about many things: building, climate, history, institutional ideals and patterns of use...

reference (accessed 17/05/10)

Project 3 brief Site Analysis



19th century_
established as a residential and farming area in the early 19th century
named after grocery store 'new town stores'

early 20th century_
the area became increasingly run down as wealthy Sydneysiders preferred to settle in newer and more prestigious areas
In 1949, Newtown was incorporated into the City of Sydney

mid 20th century_
originally a relatively prosperous suburb (Victorian Mansions)
Newtown was a low-income blue collar suburb, often denigrated as a slum
becoming home to a sizeable migrant community
Sydney University / mecca for young people

late 20th century & early 21st century_
Many homes have been restored and represent an example of nineteenth century architecture in Sydney
Northern end > South for rent price

King Street

- main commercial area
- "Eat Street" cafe, pub, restaurant ...
- diverse culture and cuisine

live music & theatres
Festival : Newtown festival/Feastability/ under the blue moon festival/ the Sydney Fringe
Hot spot for TV & film
Street art : Graffiti

Famous residents
designers, artists, musicians ...

Newtown is . . .
- multicultural space
- entertainment public space
- young, lively mood
- convenient public transportation
- with heritage buildings

text: wikipedia,_New_South_Wales (accessed 18/05/10)
photo: hyojin jamie yoo (19/05/10)