Thoughts on Design, Code, Technology, and Architecture.
67a2 is the work of Cambridge, MA designer Paul Voulgaris.
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Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
These images were made for many of the architecture projects that I worked while at Merge Architects. Usually, we developed different design options based on the same computer model. Looking back on all the time spent tweaking models, re-rendering, re-photoshopping, it’s kind of nice to go back to my archives and see them all laid out like this. This is a small sampling of some of my favorites. There are many, many more tucked away on my hard drive.
These renderings were a very popular presentation tool in our office. Part drawing, part perpective rendering, they allowed the clients to visualize life inside the space after our interventions. Couple these with a plan, and a few perspectives, and you’ve got yourself a very effective presentation. The projects in this set include a few loft and home renovations, a bathroom renovation, a roof deck, a retail clothing store, a bakery, and a restaurant/bar/lounge.
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
I’ve always been a huge fan of Exploded Axonometric Drawings. Posting the Middlesex Lounge Axon got me all nostalgic. Axons are a great way to explain how your design pieces together, and to visualize the individual components of your project. Here are a few others that I have worked in the past.
The image to the right was for a gym in Woburn, MA… The axon helped us explain how a wall that separates the entry from the gym fits into the overall space. By pulling apart the wall, we get a sense for how it fits both in plan and perspective.
Sometimes, axons go beyond building components to explain how things actually function. The drawing to the left shows how a design for the Harbor Islands Pavilion can collect water runoff into a pool at the front of the structure.
Below, we again pull the roof off, displaying the circulation through the building. Diagrams like these can become invaluable for giving quick insight into your design thinking. Being able to quickly get your point across is always key to a successful presentation.
Finally, I have included axons for a housing complex design in Norwalk, CT. The parking garage drawing was useful in showing that something even as mundane as parking was thoughtfully considered and integrated into the landscape. The building axon shows how the floor plates, skin and roof structure work together to create the overall mass.
Remember to always include your process in website materials, as you are not always simply being judged by your completed work, but by how well you communicate your ideas!