For our final project in Materials, we were paired in groups to study certain systems of the Gatewood Studio Arts Building on the UNCG Campus. My group consisted of Kathryn Frye, Brian Peck and I, and we studied the structural system. We needed to note the different parts of the system and describe them, suggest ways that this system is sustainable/energy efficient and then offer recommendations for how it could be made better. In addition, we needed to note the other systems that different groups were assigned and briefly touch on describing them too.
This portion of our semester project focused on expanding on a sustainable home previously designed by one of my classmates. Making a number of changes to the original design, the class formed various groups focusing on certain topics. I was in the design group. We worked on the final design of the home; interior finishes and design of the presentation space. We were also in charge of designing presentation boards and drafting all of the construction documents.
To follow are some initial renderings our team worked on.