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CONCEPTUAL FIT

Addition To An Existing Order: 

The objective of this project is to create an addition to the pre-existing Smith House designed by architect Richard Meier, in 1965. This addition must be created using the existing systems and patterns with respect to the architectural integrity of the original house design. 

Narrative: 

The Smith Family has requested for an addition to their well-known house, with respect to the original design. They would like a slight change to their environment, but they understand the value in the work of architect Richard Meier. This household has many family oriented values and the Smith’s like to use their space to host large gatherings. They typically spend their free time in their formal outdoor area as they find interest in outdoor activities and enjoy their views of the Long Island Sound. When the weather is nice, the Smith’s like to play tennis, so this gave me the idea to propose a skylight deck design for their formal outdoor space using the interpretive design of a tennis racket.

 

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 Sorting of Spaces 

Hierarchy- Formal Outdoor Area
Meta Idea- Tennis Racket 

Public 

-Family Room
-Exercise Room
-Rooftop Deck

Private

-Master Bedroom
- Master Bathroom

 

Group

-Family Room
-Exercise Room
-Rooftop Deck

Individual

-Master Bedroom
-Master Bathroom

Loud

-Family Room
-Exercise Room
-Rooftop Deck

Quiet

-Master Bedroom
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Master Bathroom

 Contextual Analysis  

Original Floor Plans

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Existing Building Systems and Patterns

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Conceptual Ideas

Circulation

Structure

Hierarchy

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Enclosures

 Preliminary Design 

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 Meta-Idea 

I incorporated my meta-idea by designing the formal outdoor area according to the circular, elongated shape of a tennis racket. I mimicked the design of the inner racket net into the windows of the rooftop deck, The family room on the upper level also has a small circular deck influenced by the idea of a tennis ball.

 Final Design 

 Final Floor Plans 

Rooftop Deck

 Elevations 

Front Elevation

Left Elevation

Back Elevation

Right Elevation

 2D Sections 

Front Section

Left Section

Back Section

Right Section

 3D Section 

 Final Renderings 

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