Experiment 1 Feedback
The intention of publishing the feedback below is so that all students can benefit by understanding the strengths and weakness’ of a range of projects. Please take the time to review other students work with these comments in mind. If you have any questions or would like any further clarification don’t hesitate to ask me during the studio session.
Key strength of the scheme: Design demonstrates a unified architecture of clarity and measured constraint.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Animations could have been considered a lot more to show insightful parts of the architecture. Perhaps addition of sunlight (since it was one of the generators for the design), sound and sections selection that are complimentary to the architecture.
Key strength of the scheme: Sketches show great deal experimentation and exploration.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Use of textures overpowers subtle spaces that have been created. Animations should be better considered, perhaps to highlight the experience, atmosphere, circulation or organisation of spaces.
Key strength of the scheme: Consideration of light and development of its access/penetration was very appropriate for a building that is both working space and exhibition gallery.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Stairs require more thought in regards to relationship towards spaces and materiality, perhaps even integration with lighting considerations.
Key strength of the scheme: Architecture retains so many elements including playfulness, vitality, elegance, liveliness and fluidity. Beautiful as a sculptural object.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Below ground spaces, although intelligently considered do not have the same level of thoroughness compared to above ground.
Key strength of the scheme: Clear, precise, delicate sketches that demonstrate care and patience.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Intention of stairs is clearly identified in text, however lacks consideration in design and development.
Key strength of the scheme: Development from sketch to model retains, if not expands upon, key initial ideas relating to selected words. Animations capture building and ideas appropriately and concisely.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: The care shown in the sketched sections could have carried over to the sketched textures. The architecture could be considered to run recklessly into the category of complicatedness.
Key strength of the scheme: Strong resolution of architecture, despite starting from the point of simple extrusion. Presentation of images (choice of colours) and animations (chosen points of view, section planes, pace of movement) both create captivating atmosphere.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Sketched sections could move to more experimental modes of organisation, hatching and line weight (as apparent in the sketched textures).
Key strength of the scheme: Stair designs show particular consideration in materiality, structure and contrast to each other. Textures on glass give a very effective dimension to the flatness of surfaces.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Rigidity in keeping all elements from initial sketch. Development stage could be seen as a filter to process initial ideas and further only the ones which show most potency.
Key strength of the scheme: Elegant gallery space in its simplicity, subtle stairs in its integration with architecture and textures in their selection and usage.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Both sketched sections and textures require more consideration and care.
Key strength of the scheme: Animations demonstrate clear consideration of section planes and vantage points appropriate to the architecture.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Sketches could show more confidence (compare the initial sections to the final 2 sections).
Key strength of the scheme: Final architecture is significantly developed from the sketches and demonstrates elegance, consideration of proportion, transparency and spatial organisation.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Initial sketched sections lack care and exploration of form, relationships, materiality and depth.
Key strength of the scheme: Use of textures in model is subtle and does not detract/dominate architecture (which in this care is important with simple spaces)
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Development in the stairs did not fulfil the intentions identified initially. The promenade of entrance, to choice, to studio was lost.
Key strength of the scheme: Textures demonstrate a full spectrum of delicate to brutal, of busy to minimal and of suggestive to physical.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: The domination of textures over architecture. The transference of initial sketches into three dimensions seemed to miss out on breaking from the bounds of two dimensions.
Key strength of the scheme: Clarity in architecture, structure, materiality and a tension between architectural elements of lightness, heaviness, transparency and opacity.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: The consideration of the stairs for both above and below ground. The development of the below ground could have been more thorough.
Key strength of the scheme: Development from two dimensional sketch to three dimensional model produced a pleasantly surprising outcome that embraces exploration, experimentation and risk taking.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Despite being an amazing set of sections and textures, the presentation quality did not do them justice.
Key strength of the scheme: Integration of architecture and stairs, both are appropriate for each other. The way in which the complexity of the architecture was dealt with three dimensionally and with such control.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Textures and their usage in the model could have been executed with much more consideration.
Key strength of the scheme: Sketched sections demonstrated an exploration of depth, light/shadow, intricacy/complexity, materiality and geometry.
Most significant weakness of the scheme: Final model shows an architecture of eccentric stairs, form and colour (possibly also its greatest strength).