Public Reading Space
Floor Plan & Key/Longitudinal Section/Transverse Section
For our final studio/design visiualization space, we redesigned a historical building into a Writer's Retreat. The retreat had dual functions; public reading space as well as private spaces for the writer-in-residence.
My design approach was to bring nature inside the space. During the course of our research, writer's reported that they preferred clutter-free environments in respect to the writing process. Also, research showed that writers take frequent walks to minimize or prevent writer's block.
I chose my South enterance as the public reading space because of it's proximity to campus to allow students walking to the space to have a clear entrance point. I designed the North end of the building as the private space for the writer.
The requirements for the project was to have three rendered perspective drawings, floor plan, longitudinal, and transverse sections.
The process for me as a student designer was very enlightening. It allowed me to learn to work with and without limitations of the space.