Given a 2D wall section, I created a full, 60' long model in rhino to represent the 2D section in 3D. Complete with assembled and exploded versions as well as construction details, this project proved to be quite a learning experience. I learned a great deal about steel framing as a construction technique as well as about representation and presentation of assemblies, as readable instruction diagrams.
Given an unbuilt gallery building by Le Corbusier, we were to fix and add means of egress components in order to make the building within code as well as write a full code review of our solution. I chose to revise the existing ramp and add an additional exterior staircase, while retaining as much of the original design intent as possible. After completing this project, I am now well acquainted and quite comfortable with navigating and applying the International Building Code.
This project was based on Ed's Shed by David Adjaye, a photographer's home in suburban London constructed using cross laminated timber. Based on simple plans and elevations, but primarily photos, I was able to create a digital structural model of the house. This included the main clt elements as well as the secondary wood framing of the non-loadbearing partition walls. Through this project, I was able to gain an appreciation and understanding of a new, interesting structural system that has only recently become possible due to technological advances in material capabilities.