After reading my 3 articles I was definitely headed in a tree house like design. I had an initial sketch of floating boxes and by incorporating a central walkway, I could make these floating spaces accessible.
I really like the texture of concrete, and when it is paired with timber and glass.
I found some great images on the internet to use for my concrete textures:
Both grey and white concrete textures. It looked great when I applied it to some surfaces in my SketchUp model
When thinking about how I wanted my central walkway to look and feel, I was reminded of one of my articles, as well as The High Line, located in New York City. These spaces definitely inspired how I designed that central space.
After talking to James, and looking at Le Corbusier's work, I wanted to integrate some colour, more interest in these concrete blocks I was creating. So I added in a few block coloured walls and tinted glass to reflect this idea.
|Le Corbusier's Unite d'habitation|
The central idea behind my design comes from Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals.
His use of the stone and glass together, and his blockish shapes are what I started with for this scheme and that is evident through my end result.
|Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals|