Ecology of Building

2007
  • Ecology of Building
  • Ecology of Building
  • Ecology of Building
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2007
Ecology of Building
Ecology of Building
Ecology of Building
Ecology of Building

This student project explored the numerous theories concerning 'sustainable architecture', culminating in a design strategy that reflected an understanding of the current environment. The designated site was an open area on the edge of Dunbar, above the cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth

The masterplan sets out high density housing to the West, protecting the remainder of the site from the harsh prevailing winds. In later design stages, the high density housing was further elaborated, leading to a block of tenenment houses separated by sandstone walls, or 'spines'. A timber structure would be put in place between these spines to form the habitable enclosure.

3D models were used extensively for experimenting with form, and producing presentation images.

software used: Sketchup, Artlantis Studio, Photoshop