Over Easter so far, I have been working on portfolio pages and design.
With reagrds to the Portfolio, I have created 1 document which I am going to go back through and edit semester 1 work in order to back up and define by proposal- taking the most relevant strands of the work to make more noticable. It is still a work in progress and I am not happy with all work/layout included but will work on this over the coming weeks, including editing titles etc.
New pages I have worked on more specifically include the handdrawn eroding piers (which I am considering changing the layout slightly, but not sure- would appreciate some comments) and the analysis of the existing NYSE facade.
I have also started working further on developing my idea. I’m not sure whether the design is still a bit ‘blocky’ and I’m hoping to be able to develop this over the coming weeks. I though overhanging the roofs would divide up the building in height, but still make it seem quite imposing and give it the scale that the NYSE has already. I have started by linking some of the top floors of the design to create better public spaces, with them thinking how this relates to the facade and the relationship between the facade, visitors, servers and public spaces. I want more of the stock exchange to be discovered as people walk through the site so am deciding how this will work and how people will see in. I have designated areas to become speculative public spaces and parts of the museum, which tell the story of the stock exchange. I am not sure about these areas at the moment, just part of the design process. The pool and public park spaces are designed for views, and the greenhouse for its southern sunlight position. I was thinking between the buildings would be ways into them and also views into the servers, but where the pool crosses from one building to another, the bottom of the pool could be glass, so people walking underneath can see how the SE is heating water for the pool.
Another idea I was playing with is creating a gap so the end of the pier can be seen from the entrance to the site, and people have just walked down by the existing columns.
Sketch drawings are below to show my thoughts, which colours used for zoning purposes.
Here’s the missing columns drawing;