A proposed single-family residence with a detached ADU. One level of 3,154 ft.² livable area which contains 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. 1,294 ft.² two 2 car garages and a 138 ft.² sunroom. Additionally the property has a 600 ft.² detached ADU. Total ft.² is 5,224.
Property is located in Alpine, CA. Worked on the following services of Schematic Design and Design Development.
Used software: Revit for building design, AutoCad for construction documents, and Lumion for renders.
When you strip artistic elements away from facades. They become minimal in aesthetic, they become dull, and bland. There is no representation of program. Walls are void of symbols, text, and colors. No indication of the interior volume. No visual introduction of the building. No identity or descriptive elements, no consideration for the local culture, tradition, or customs. The style seems borrowed, non-organic in its creation process. Structures seem repetitive mimicking cloned designs emphasizing profit over originality. Ultimately the aesthetic seems boring, with no visual stimulation or effort to sprout social gatherings. Architecture must reclaim its artistic roots by implementing design elements back into failing facades to enhance them.
Final 4th year project. Mission Bay Master Plan. Intent is to redevelop the park to accommodate multiple venues like the UCSD’s Wetlands Educational Research Center (WERC), cabin’s for overnight stay, space for RVs, a reduced Golf Course, and multiple sports fields to encourage visitors to be active. In addition, expanding the marsh assures the native plants and animals have a larger protected area, a habitat worthy of expansion. The water flow from Rose Creek will filter as it passes through the suggested marshland and this creates an area for the public to swim. Another focus was to create a safe environment for visitors to roam about the park after dark. Well lit walk ways and grass fields. Family centered venues to create a sense of community.
Providing a social building that has restaurants, cafes, breweries and rental shops further expands on the idea of Mission Bay at night.
The focus of this North Mission Bay design concentrates on creating a balance between day and night activities. A design that supports the extended use of the park after sunset. By providing an integrated and adaptive approach it establishes a safe environment for the region to roam about after sunset.
A structured promenade much like the linear walks found in Italian plazas (passaggiata) will establish the site as the bay’s landmark. Providing a couple of restaurants that take advantage of the bays’s beautiful views will further support nighttime activity. Small shops will accommodate all visitors seeking quick snacks and bike rentals. The addition of sports fields will further encourage the community to remain active all day long.