Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Weekly progress models at 1:200  :

Final 1:200 model to be placed in the group site model :

Group site model at 1:200 :

Individual 1:50 Sectional Model :

Construction Drawing

Perspective Drawings



Asher Bilu

"I have chosen to deal with abstraction because for me it provides the freedom to explore the unknown. To paint figuratively is to paint what I already know or have seen before. The language of abstraction is universal (as is the language of music) and can be accessible to anyone who takes the time to see. I want to use this language to express the beauty and the mysteries of our existence in an infinite universe of which we are only a small part. I hope my optimism and love of life will be contagious."

He creates three different types of artworks; Paintings, Installation arts and Sculptures. So I design his gallery in a way that all the spaces are appropriate for displaying the artworks. Also, as his artworks are mostly large in size, he needs to have an easy access from his working space to the gallery, as well as a large loading area. These are achieved by making his working area the same lebel as the gallery space, and recessing the entrance door to his apartment, so that it allows for a great sized loading zone at the front of the house.

Site Analysis

Dark spots : Areas with taller buildings
Light spots : Areas with shorter buildings

Project 3 - Initial Thoughts

Initial Thoughts - Doble House + Garden

  • Taking the idea of Raumplan Design from Villa Muller
  • Seprataing the public, private and semi-private areas
  • Considering the surrounding neighbourhood to decide on the number of levels, dimensioninig materiality, programs, shapes and forms, entrance and access to the building, views, etc
  • Considering the relationship of the building to the landscape
  • Creating different areas in the gallery for displaying different types of artworks
  • Using the view of the City in the building
  • Using natural light as part of the design
  • Considering the role of art in the life of the building

Influences and precedent studies :

  • Villa Muller
  • Steven Holl's Drawings
  • Gordon Matta Clark - Splitting House
  • John Wardle - Vineyard House
  • The Sculpture Garden - Australian National Gallery
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Tadao Ando - Azuma House