The group has collectively preformed very well in this exercise. Sincere congratulations to you all. Find below some comments that have highlighted the positive qualities of individual schemes. Some general observations:
Projects that undertook research in relevant architectural precedents have benefitted from the process and have been able to develop the project to a more complex level of resolution. Projects that have taken more careful approach to the construction of the blog have been able to demonstrate a detailed and consistent approach to the evolution of the design. This has been beneficial in the assessment and critical evaluation of the work. The top projects in the group are characterized by consistent attention to all aspects of the project and successful development of the architectural proposition beyond the original diagram.
Clear approach to the datum. Strong translation of sketch into architectural proposal and the consistent development of this in three dimensions. Careful analysis and reference to architectural precedents has helped the development of this project. Well presented blog.
Interesting approach to the datum with the creation of the underground open court. The early development of the scheme was particularly strong and the proposition is convincing in relation to the gallery program.
Very strong articulation of the internal spaces. The application material texture is particularly well handled and controlled. The videos capture the interior quality very well.
A strong proposal particularly well developed in the final stages of its evolution. The proposition amplifies the qualities of the original sketch, maintaining its conceptual strength.
Clear approach to the datum and treatment of stair/circulation. Strong translation of sketch into architectural proposal and the consistent development of this in three dimensions. Well presented blog.
A clear and dramatic approach to the datum. The scheme pays attention to the program, making a clear distinction between the gallery and the studio spaces. The distinction is well developed in relationship to an attitude to stair or circulation.
The early sketch displays a clear attitude to the datum. The proposed spaces are suggestive of dramatic interior spaces - particularly with respect to spatial apertures for lighting.
The project proposes a strong contrast between the space above and below ground level. The former is developed as topographical /landscape element that informs the broader manipulation of the ground plane or the site. The approach avoids reading the datum as a flat plane and proposes a conceptually consistent treatment.
Very good translation of the section into an architectural proposal. A very strong approach to the design of stair or circulation- as exhibition space. Consistent development of the three dimensional proposal.
The project proposes a strong contrast between the space above and below ground level. The above ground element has been developed in more detail and displays an interesting play between plan and section. The treatment avoids simplistic extrusion of space from plan into three dimensions.
Clear approach to the datum. Strong translation of sketch into an architectural proposal. Clear approach to the treatment of stair or circulation where the entire building acts as a ‘stair’. Subtle and restrained in its formal articulation. Project specific approach to topography or treatment of ground plane.
Initial sketches are very graphic and their translation into architectural space difficult. The early translation are evocative of this problem, however, the final sketch up images demonstrate a substantial and promising development. In particular the interior image shown at this stage is very evocative.
Strong translation from initial sketch to architectural proposition and clear development of this.
Strong approach to the architectural articulation of the ‘stair’ as public space. The architectural quality of the upper level is well developed - particularly the geometry of the roof plane.
In this scheme the final stages of the design labeled as rendered views has been well done allowing the development of the upper levels in material and spatial detail.
Clear strategy to the treatment of stair or circulation where the entire building acts as a ‘stair’. Subtle and restrained in its formal articulation. Project specific approach to topography or treatment of ground plane. The application of texture to facade is very well controlled. The Project was particularly well developed in the final stages of the design and benefitted very much from reference to appropriate precedents.
Clear translation from the section sketch. An interesting approach to the articulation of the stairs – presenting them as meeting point, display area and also as a device to create a ‘grand’ interior.