Friday, 10 June 2011

Interior Studies

Internal imagery of any architectural project is crucial. It shows the spaces from a human perspective, it can show materiality, it can show light. What was so crucial about the internal imagery for this project was the changing conditions of the spaces designed.

Each space had a completely different idea of space. Whether it be the exhibition space to protect the relics of technology or the internal street that cuts through the project, each internal image had to be treated a completely different image, and show key aspects that are relevant to each part of the architecture.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Standing on the cast iron shore, internal street?

This early conceptual image tried to show one of the key aspects of the architecture; the internal street. This street connects from Liverpool, and extends out to the mersey on a pier cutting through the architecture.

Standing on the cast iron shore; exploded axonometric

This exploded axonometric was a working drawing produced more for me to understand the fabric of the building, and how the different levels fit together than for a final image.

The image shows how the frame is the primary structure of the architecture, with the floor slabs cast directly onto them, with the external finishing and the services on the outside. Having the 'guts' of the building on the exterior was a link back to being fascinated by the construction methods and the half finished state of the titanic, rather than the final object.