Thursday, 8 November 2012

Arch1202 Design Studio 4
Project 4   parramatta theatre:


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

ARCH1202 Design 4 project 2

The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto completed Saynatsalo Town Hall in 1952. The building itself is an elevated courtyard plan with two main entrances up to the interior: a formal series of steps made of granite to the east, and another set of grass terraces on the western end. The site, sloping upward to the north, allows for a series of inhabitable levels. On the ground floors are parts of the library and other various municipalities for use by the townspeople. Ascending further upward, one finds a grass courtyard punctuated by various brick or clay tube patios, as well as a sunken pool of water, ready to cool off your feet. Most of the circulation for the above-ground offices is done behind the glass areas around the courtyard, avoding the need for dark corridors. By going up even further via a set of stairs to the east, you can reach the council chamber and view the spider-like wooden roof trusses in the ceiling.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012



                    private and public through light

                   circulation and structure

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Frank Gehry House redrawing and analysis


Gehry House Santa Monica(1977-78) Frank Gehry:

"With the original house almost intact formwise, Gehry, in effect, lifted back the skin to reveal the building as layers, with new forms breaking out and tilting away from the original, to create a forerunner of the Deconstructionist spirit of the eighties." -- Paul Heyer