Housing Precedent Study

Aug - Oct 2017 | Studio: Integration I | Partner Project with Alessandra Fleck

A housing precedent study on BIG’s Mountain Dwelling located in Copenhagen, Denmark. A morphology of the precedent study was designed after an in-depth analysis.

This is the beginning phase prior to the eco-machine housing design. My partner and I analysed BIG’s Mountain Dwelling as a housing precedent study. Transformations to the existing design were done based on sunlight and wind Grasshopper/DIVA simulation results as well as our pros and cons analysis of the existing building. One of the negative aspects identified from the analysis was the disconnection of the “mountain” from its surroundings. Thus, the process of transformation included comparisons between the existing and the transformation.

 
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Part 1 Precedent study on BIG’s “The Mountain”

Analysis of “The Mountain” apartment complex

Analysis of “The Mountain” apartment complex

Diagram | Transformation of the precedent (L is existing, R is re-design)

Diagram | Transformation of the precedent (L is existing, R is re-design)

Model | Re-designed apartment complex

Model | Re-designed apartment complex

Model |   Model of the re-designed apartment complex that shows stacking of three units and their exterior spaces

Model | Model of the re-designed apartment complex that shows stacking of three units and their exterior spaces

 

Part 2 Morphology

A table that shows daylight simulation outcomes of five different design iterations that explore ways units can be organised  Simulations were done in DIVA, ladybug and grasshopper for rhino.

A table that shows daylight simulation outcomes of five different design iterations that explore ways units can be organised

Simulations were done in DIVA, ladybug and grasshopper for rhino.

L: exploded axonometric diagram that shows how the four different iterations were integrated into the final iteration  R: web that connects key design features and eco-machines that we considered

L: exploded axonometric diagram that shows how the four different iterations were integrated into the final iteration

R: web that connects key design features and eco-machines that we considered

Model | shows the twisting of the two mountain-like housing blocks with garden terraces that extend beyond the floors

Model | shows the twisting of the two mountain-like housing blocks with garden terraces that extend beyond the floors