Cascade – Final Presentation

This design is rooted into the landscape. The idea is to follow the natural
contours of the land and create an abstracted, rectilinear form from the organic
geometry. In order to create this form, the topo lines are abstracted into small
increments of straight lines. This is done on each level that the building will
occupy, then the contours are meshed together to create a mass. This mass
serves as the building skin. It is not only the skin however, it is the main space
defining element. This frame cascades down the hill to create unique spaces
in each part of the building. Its subtle shifts define spaces programatically and
formally. Where this mass cuts into the topography, it creates the potential for
extra space. Not only does it define volume within its own containment,
but it creates volumes within the ground. Inhabitable spaces open themselves
up on the new-found faces on the cut topography. This creates additional
functionality, and further serves as a homage to the mound as a modern
means of inhabitable structure. The mound allegory resonates throughout the
design, but it is interpreted as a modern take on the idea. The abstraction of the
organic curve and the tessellation of geometry serve to carry this idea into the
design.Together they create the modern exploration of the mound on the site.

Petar Mitev – Schematic Design

Case Study_Petar Mitev

case study2

This is OMA’s winning design for an exhibition hall in the innovation zone of Toulouse, France. It is designed to be a small city which serves as a gate to the actual city and solves the problem of urban disorganization by acting as a buffer zone, and thus preserving the French countryside. This design is laid out on a large site, but only takes up a fraction of it. It is laid out on a strip 2.8k long and 320m wide.”The strip will act as a zone for future developments and link the river Garonne at one extreme and the Airbus A380 factory on the other.” The reason why this design is so unique is because it takes the opportunity of creating an exhibition hall, and transforms it into an opportunity to create a space for progression and future development while minimally invading the surroundings. It takes in economic and social factors to create a very unique and successful program. It not only accomplishes the main goal of creating an exhibition space, but it also provides a connection from the river (route of transport) to the Airbus factory (economic factor). In doing this, it also creates a ‘gate’ to the city, which defines its boundaries, without ruining the intention of the original urban planners. It keeps the integrity of the city while providing something new.

Original Link: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/15578/oma-wins-competition-to-design-parc-des-expositions-pex.html

Fort Ancient Site Analysis (Building Site 3)

Petar Mitev

Arch 203 – Summer

I combined site factors which I thought were related in separate diagrams to better illustrate their relationship. I worked in varying scales to better understand the site forces on a macro and micro scale.