Westcott Visitor Center

"Woven" Facade Design / Conceptual Design

 Collaboration Work      December 2017

INTRO

An organic architectural facade study — Bring human a sense of nature

Exhibition:

Westcott Gala Exhibition      2017

Credit to:

Drawing &Mallet& Joint: Tingyu Zhang

Froebel gift & Facade Design: Kelly and Tingyu

This project is to develop the facade of Westcott Visitor Center which located ceside the Westcott Home. To express Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural ideas, we read his books and learning his design style for an entire semester to better integrated our art pieces with the original surroundings. We also went to the Chicago to visit and sketch some of his designs. In this project, we  mimicked his creations that we did a froebel gift set, mallet and nature joint. Trying to use materials to express the propotition, pattern, order rhytm, geometry, and bring nature into the design. Finally, exploring the organic architectural form and bring human and natural experience. Moreover, we also brought our models to the Westcott Gala and helped people to understood the history of Westcoot Home and design ideas.

DESIGN PROCESS

WESTCOTT HOME DRAWING EXERCISE

HANDPLANE FABRICATION

Returning to the primitive handmake object.

GIFT SET THREE

The gift set three is consist of eight cubes.

Exploring gift set as a means to generate architectural order through form/space relation and patterning using different ordering strategies, and their connections to the Prairies School residential planning of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Developing mastery of form/space relationships and adstract planning principles leading to the development of the architectural plan at the level of the individual building and site.

ORDERING STRATEGIES

We picked up nine words as our inspiration. Using the gift set to organize the different constructions. We mainly focus on the texture, color and pattern of the blocks. Bring the light and shadow into our design and really consider the nagetive spaces, porpotions as the part of design.

Analog Constructions

Ordering System Constructions

Nature Constructions

MORTISE-TENON JOINT FABRICATION

Inspired by flowers. I created the 45 degree angles by hands.

To develop mastery of materiality and detail issues in the context of fabricatiing a construction joint inspired by nature. To develop the facility for working with one's own hands in a social context through the construction of joint.

FACADE DESIGN OF 

WESTCOTT VISITOR CENTER

Final drawings and models.

FINAL EXHIBITION