Project 2

Contextual Fit

The goal of this project was to construct an addition on to the famous Smith House. This house was designed by Richard Meier in 1965, on the shores of the Long Island Sound. I was hired by the new owners to construct an addition of which they desired. They made it well known that they wanted to keep the same style of architecture as Meier originally designed. They were fascinated by the architectural integrity of the house and did not want it to be altered. To do so, one must understand the existing conditions and extrude them properly from the structure Meier originally designed.



Narrative

Bob and Laura Fiore have recently bought the Iconic Smith house. The Historic house was designed and built by Richard Meier. The house is in Connecticut on the shores of the Long Island sound. The Fioreís bought this house as a summer home in order to get away from their fast-paced lives in New York City. They want to construct an addition that adds a large family room that reminds them of the city away from the city. Also, they want their master suit to oversee the family room. They are huge Yankee fans and love going to home games in the Bronx. They would like the master suit to oversee the family as deluxe suits overlook the field at Yankee Stadium.  

 

Rank:

1.  Family room

2.  Master Suite

 

Sort

Public

-Family room

-Outdoor space

-dining Room

-Kitchen

-Exercise room

Private

-Master suite

-Bedrooms

-Bathrooms

Individual

- master suite

- bedrooms

- bathrooms

Group

-kitchen

- outdoor space

-dining room

-kitchen

- exercise room

-family room

Quiet 

-master suite

-bedrooms

-bathrooms

Loud

-kitchen

- outdoor space

-dining room

-kitchen

- exercise room

-family room

Social

- dining room

-kitchen

-outdoor space

-family room

non -social

-master suite

-bedrooms

- bathrooms

-exercise room



Contextual Analysis

 

 

Existing Floor Plans

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Existing Elevations

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Prototypes

†††††† The Prototypes I designed were based off of Richard Meierís original plans. I extruded his systems to fit the addition desired for the client. The systems extruded were based of Meierís structural and circulatory systems. Some designs worked, other did not.

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-This was my first preliminary design. This design would have not worked because I did not properly extrude Meiers systems.

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-This was my second preliminary design. This design I properly extruded Meiers strucrtual systems and circulation path. The problem with this design was that I did not stay true to the hierarchical rank I originally stated. The family room was circular which made it stand out but it did not stand out enough due to the lack of height.

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-This was my third preliminary design. Which later went on to be my final design. After Learning from my miscues from the previous two designs, this design had everything I needed. The structures were properly extruded, the circulation path was simple, and the hierarchy of spaces was clear.

Final Design

Floor plans:

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3D Model

Southwest view

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Southeast view

West View

Northwest view

Northeast view

Building Sections

2D sections

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3D sections

North

South

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Elevations

North

South

East

West

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