Can I Talk To You For A Sec(tion)


Section Model w/ Varying Levels:

What inspired me about this model was the ability to show section into the building at different depths and heights. This past week, I have been working on my flat section and assuming the entire building was that wide/tall. It never occurred to me that I could have differing heights in the building or different towers. Instead of one massive block that is all the same height, I am now going to look into varying floor heights and different depths.

Section w/ Multi-Level Housing and Programs:

This section drawing was a great example of how to incorporate multiple level housing units into a project. It seems as if they created public spaces amongst the housing units as well, which is something I need to think about with my project. My goal is to figure out how to create successful, multiple floor housing units for families, but also how to create a public common space accessible to the tenants of the building.


Section w/ Varying Floor Heights and Woven Programs:

This section was chosen because they were successful in creating program that spans multiple floors. Up until now, my building has been sectioned off by program and it is very clear that the programs are divided. I would like to try to incorporate this kind of “diagonal” approach by pushing and pulling programs up or down within my building. That way my spaces are not so horizontal and I create more interesting spaces.

One thought on “Can I Talk To You For A Sec(tion)

  1. You make excellent observations about each of these sections relative to where you want to take your project. Each of these observations also points back to the idea that you don’t want/need a solid megablock of generic housing sitting on top of more interesting spaces and activities. Mix it up! While some degree of separation between semi-public spaces and housing may be desirable, think about how play/make spaces can be interwoven throughout the project. Think about how to not only design great homes for maker families, but how to create communal “neighborhood” spaces that bring them together.


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