Residential Design - Townhouse
Concept Statement: Design an open, casual, contemporary home using clean lines, natural colors, and durable materials for a young, family-oriented, professional couple and their dogs.
Programming: The clients were interviewed in order to develop a profile, a list of requirements, a criteria matrix, and other informative documentation. The complete residential program (.pdf) (large file - 24Mb) is available for review.
Adjacency Studies: Roughly scaled diagrams of the functional spaces were sketched using circles. Functional relationships between areas were considered according to information uncovered in the criteria matrix.
Bubble Diagrams: Different building shapes were considered for use. Bubble diagrams of functional areas were completed to explore different design considerations.
Block Diagrams: Different shapes were further explored with scaled block diagrams to determine the most appropriate layout to meet the clients' requirements.
Rough Plans: The rectangular shape was chosen as the best fit for the functional requirements and rough plans were developed from the block diagrams.
Final Design: After many small modifications, the space plan evolved from the rough plans to a final design. Special consideration of traffic flow and vantage points helped the plan improve to best meet the needs of the clients.
Elevation: An elevation for the kitchen was completed to show the integration of the windows with the cabinets in the layout.
Perspectives: Hand renderings were completed to show the furniture, fixtures and equipment in detail in key areas.
Axonometric: An axonometric drawing was completed to show the spatial relationship between the two floors, and to further explore the furniture, fixtures and equipment.
Final Boards: The final presentation included all aspects of the design process, from the initial concept development through the various diagram studies and on to the final floor plan and perspective renderings with material specifications.
Project completed for space planning course in 2007.