Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sushi Door Decorations

Seeing as my Super Mario themed door decorations were a huge hit last year, I thought I would do some more paper cut outs for my residents this semester. It took me a while to decide what I should make, but I eventually arrived at sushi.

I experimented with using scrapbooking paper instead of construction paper this time. Scrapbooking paper is a lot sturdier than construction paper when it comes to making stencils, and I enjoy picking out tye dye paper to make my creations really look like fish. Here are some close ups on individual door decorations...

Luckily from what I've heard so far, my residents really like the new door decs....and they think I'm the coolest RA ever of course.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Farmer's Market/Greenhouse Design

I haven't posted on this blog in over a year, but I thought it would be nice to begin doing so again. I am posting my Spatial Design III final from last semester here.

We have been studying the conditions of the Station North area of Baltimore all semester. From the knowledge we had gathered, we were told to pick a smaller site within our larger site, and design something that would implement change in the area. I chose to design a farmers market for the area, containing greenhouse components so the building could sustain itself be growing its own food. The site I eventually chose was a boarded up building on the intersection of North and Guilford Avenue.
And here is the design that I came up with...
The basement would serve as the main level for the market. There are two entrances(one on both North and Guilford), and windows for vendors to open up and sell to people along the street.

The first floor is a small cafe, including seating area which looks over the market. There is also an exterior area with space for people to sit outside, as well as enter and exit the building.
The second floor is a continuation of the market. This floor also contains a public greenhouse, along with a classroom space opening into the public greenhouse.

The third floor contains a private greenhouse, along with offices and storage spaces.

The Fourth Floor/Roof is a continuation of the private greenhouse, along with a green roof. This green roof space is contains garden space, where outdoor growing can exist.

And below is a drawing of what I hope the exterior of the building would look like.
Well that is all for now! I hope to actually post more work this year. Hope you enjoyed!