Architectural Project 1

 

Objective

The purpose of the project is to incorporate a function to an existing design while maintaining the integrity of the original design. We had to develop an existing bridge to allow a large ship to pass through while at the same time will not touch the water underneath in order to protect an endangered species of snails. We also had to create our designs using the given guidelines:

Span = 190'; Width = 12'; Clearance = 40'; Max. Height = 100

No Structural members can be longer than 20 and shall be 1 x 1

 

Prototypes

 

Bridge Prototypes

Arch Bridge

Truss Bridge

Cantilever Bridge

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/f616S7tobiKuOrc7cjUkNdZw5Za-awRnTadqit1U8Tw849GToc5LWt6JfCR40lK0o8wOX7RsSQG32iL1szB0DG54w6o38ajNayp7dNho7tLN3c5-1ORjx4bwyDAR3OR7aCkbc8Q1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Vo47XnW4zbVfqzlRriTzU1EMqLU_sdHlktQ8itd8yJj0Gq6az9TLhayPl-UwfQk2b8LHHUwIHzfY4OPPDkIqxiQMQX8vUHsGR5tinVy3oVZQX3fRBYk6BM9WIX9ABdOPlmhMrQQY


 


Analogy/Function Prototype

Can Opener (Gear/Hinge)

Eyelash Curler (Joints)

Gardening Shear (Spring/Hinge)


Concept Table

 

Design Process


Design Process Animation

Final Product

 

Final Product-Animation