Design by Yana

Landscape Design Portfolio

Architecture Site Plan

After modeling the 3 walls and 6 sticks project site and designing a dynamic object responding to human activity and the surrounding environment.  This plan is drawn to document for the project and its properties within the site.  This includes a site plan, section and elevation.  This portion of the project assists in understanding drawing types including, roof plan, building plan, section (both in plan and elevation), paraline drawing (isometric, axonometric and exploded axonometric) as well as line weights (shade and shadow).  The line weight portion and understand for this final drawing is important.  This final site plan produces an aesthetically pleasing set of drawings describing the 3 walls and 6 sticks project in a drawn form.

Plan View of Model

This exercise forces a designer to create as dynamic a space as possible, given few resources.  Taking into consideration how people circulate between and around buildings and how architecture, music students and others use this space currently and how design proposal would enhance the function of this space.  There is space for individual resting and contemplation, but also spaces intended for group interaction.  Sun and shadow studies are taken into consideration, as the sun and shadows create forms in its path… understanding how space acts in the daylight at full-scale.  This model is built at ¼” = 1’-0” scale to fit within the built group site model.  A second model, not shown, is constructed at ½” =1’-0” that shows more material and connection details.  These larger scale models sit upon a base that is no less than 1” in thickness.  Each of these models have at least three scale figures on them.

Perspective of Model

As many students walk from the dormatories to the classroom, they pass between the architecture building, Cheever Hall, and the music building, Howard Hall on the Montana State University campus.  How does this space engage and affect passer-bys?  How do the various scales of the buildings affect the space?  Do students stop within this space to study or gather as a group and converse?  Why or why not?  This project challenges the designer to ask these questions and form understandings of this space students only walk through.  There are several opportunities on this site between Cheever and Howard Halls to create a functional and sculptural object for both schools and passers-bys.  The site from east to west is modeled between 11th Avenue and the road to the east of the dormatories; North and South Hedges.  This project also takes into consideration site limiations.

Section of Model

Good design principles happen after careful investigation of site, space and the surrounding environment.  This project enables a designer to rethink a space many students on the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana inhabit daily and may not take notice of.  The goal of this project is to create a diverse space utilizing few materials in a controlled and predetermined setting while responding to human scale and activity.  Introduction to and mastering of the capabilities of modeling and drawing to express the project.