Thursday, May 14, 2009

Daylight ROOF Rythm

The pictures are representing from top to bottom (March 21, 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 o 'clock and June 21, 6::00, 8:00 and 10:00 o 'clock)

The plan consists of 3 long corridors. They are topped of with a roof that somehow triggers the image of line-diagrams. Some of the parts are closed others are open. By manipulating the angle on which they follow up each other it is possible to change the rhythm of sunlight intrusion into the corridors. The analysis is made using SketchUp 7 and the build in sunlight simulator.
Shown in the pictures is a small part of the corridor that functions as an entrance for the block with hotel rooms. The pictures are representing from top to bottom (March 21, 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 o 'clock and June 21, 6::00, 8:00 and 10:00 o 'clock). By introducing different windows in line after each other the number of light rays within the corridor rises when the day develops. It is not the angle of the window itself, but the angle of the one that is connected to the window. By introducing this different windows it is possible to make a clear distinction between different parts of the building. Some en lighted in the morning others in the evening.
The first three pictures show morning pictures in March. All the pictures are chooses in such a way that they show three stages (1 ray, 2 rays and 3 rays). While doing this their is a clear difference between different seasons of the year. The first three represent 8.00, 9:00 an 10:00 am in March.
The second three represent 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 am in June. The sun is not only rising earlier in the summer it is also changing its incoming angle on the earth surface slower. September more or less shos the same images as March. December on the contrary shows an even more extreme rhythm. The stages follow each other in very small steps (9:15, 9:30 and 9:45).
In the afternoon this part of the corridor will be without sunrays. The usage of sun witin the design is purely estetically and architectural. It has no ernergetic values besides its natural capacity to warmup spaces.

just a taught - SUN

"What if I would use a rhytmic line for the roof to manipulate the intrusion of sun in the corridor? I would be able to create patterns on the walls representing the time of the day and make the movement through these corridors more interesting."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

RHYTHM, measurementsystem

The measurement system is originally based on the sizes found within the exsisting buildingtypes. The small garages, ateliers and other temporarily looking buildings are based on marginal construction distances of 6m., with enntrance doors around 3m. The 3m. measurment is the standard distance. for architectural measurements 3m. got divided by two a few times ( 1.5m, 0.75m., 0.375m., 0.1875m.). For urbanism 3m is surplused with another 3m (6m., 9m., 12m.).

RHYTHM, further developed

Rhythms are in every sense the basic principle of the design. In a horizontal but also in a vertical direction rhythms develop.
There are a few types of rhythms within the building:
  • Linear along the collumns
  • Within the concrete-walls
  • The diagramatic roofline
  • The height differences of the groundfloor
  • The facade of the hotelrooms and the workplaces
Withon the urbanism plan the rhythm appears the clearest along the main route. A stucture of construction elements on one hand and on the other the scale of the buildings and their density.
In the scheme the different changing in the collumnrhythms are shown.

just a taught - RHYTHM

The three main themes in regard to the DigiNomad are the battles between:

  • Space and Place
  • Time and Distance
  • Virtual and Real

What if I translate these themes in the more architectural usable topics of Rhythm and Melody?

"Rhythm: Place, time and distance;
The structure of defined entities in time"

"Melody: Space, virtual and real;
The combination of these entities with their different qualities"

DigiNeeds - Location

When travelling the DigiNomad is in need of certain services. Ranging from a supermarket to a cash machine, these things should be within reach. If we look at the city of Amsterdam and put all them all the map a pattern comes clear on the map. Not only the city centre but also centres of neighborhoods seem to appear.
If we scale down to the location the clouds of dots consist of lines along public transport routes or other important traffic lines.

Cycling route

The projects area should form an omportant connection the city centre and the 'Amsterdamse Bos' for cyclist. Along this path their is a clearly visible changing of scale and urbanisty of the surrounding environment. from a dense city centre to the unbuilt area of the Amsterdamse Bos.