After meeting with the Parks Conservancy and Charleston City Parks Department last Friday, we have broken out into four separate teams.
Team 1: Focusing on a design involving a green roof Team 2: Focusing on a design involving parametrics Team 3: Focusing on a design involving or encompassing a bridge connection Team 4: Focusing on a design involving vernacular typology and radial tendencies on site
Our professor, David Pastre, has grouped us according to common individual design attributes and has tasked us to have a presentation board and a built model, in preparation for the Ardmore Park Neighborhood Association meeting next Monday, September 14th. Mayor Tecklenburg will be in attendance, so our approach needs to be solid and concise.
I am in Group 4, and so far we have our site strategy down. We are working on model iterations and as a studio, we are in discussion about a consistent-looking board layout for our presentations on Monday.
As far as our group approaches are concerned, the major factors of design include:
- A major series of axis’ organizing into a radial site strategy
- Vernacular typology influencing Pavilion design
- A duality of program that involves several zones and spaces or thresholds
- An unobstructed view from the corner of the lot to the pond
- Permeable areas for sunlight