Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Specialist shops

  The project of commercial building in suburb was designed for three specialist shops on each level. Many of these shops are part of larger groups, appealing to a particular sector of the population, and with very large marketing budgets to promote their own image.  It`s well known that each shop must differentiate itself from what is in many ways a similar product being sold in numerous other outlets, and the brand name is the primary method.
  On the main floor was placed a small traditional food shop, with counter service. As for many such shops have now changed to self-service for pre-packaged goods, and counter service for fresh meat, pastries etc.
  The second level was designed for cafe service;  with a limited menu, it is designed on traditional lines with the kitchen separate from the dining room. Items are prepared and cooked in a remote kitchen. Benefits include reduction of kitchen space (although servery and dishwashing areas remain the same), and lower labour costs.
  Upstairs,  the total retail space was designed for fashion boutique. Wheelchair access to all levels was designed with all requirements for accessibility and, in addition, environmental design should be broad enough overall and in detail to suit the widest practicable range of users, including most disabled people.
  The conventional steel frame of building is constructed with hot rolled section beams and columns in the form of a skeleton designed to support the whole of the imposed and dead loads of floors, external walling or cladding and wind pressure.   The arrangement of the columns is determined by the floor plans, horizontal and vertical circulation spaces and the requirements for natural light to penetrate the interior of the building. Also, the steel deck spans was designed across beams with reinforced concrete floor cast on steel deck.
  As all the services common to modern buildings may be housed within the structural depth, rather than being slung below the structural floor of a conventional frame above a suspended ceiling, there may well be less overall height of building for given clear height between finished floor and ceiling level.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The College Campus

  This project was designed for student and social (low-income) housing along the highway near the seashore. The site is located on the outskirts of the city, affording views of the sea and footprint of the building is generated by the confines of the site. The location of building on the site creates zones for improvement of public services and planting of greenery around the campus.
   During design development,  pedestrian walkways to the sea shore and fire aisles were required. As a result, the design was split into two variants: eight 3 storey houses with identical plans were placed symmetrically; and detached  building with public and staff parking on ground level, pool and gym extended along the coast.
  The 1st variant was designed with two three-point blocks and two single-point blocks of low-rise flatted buildings. All dwellings share a single stair; on each storey were designed two single room flats with WC on inner hall.
  In all houses of more than one storey, the plan is influenced by the position and design of the stair. The stair and its location tend to affect the constructional system to be employed: in repetitive house design, this is often the most important single standardising component.
  Also, in medium-rise development, open corridors and sheltered balconies giving access to small flats over larger dwellings can accommodate a wide variety of household sizes at high densities.
  The 2nd variant was designed as budget three-storey hotel with 40 standard guest rooms on two upper levels. The main entrance should allow to enter from seashore pedestrian walkway and also from car parking is located on low level.  On the right and left sides of the building are placed gym, pool and technical areas.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Country style house

  The project was designed in 2010 for private customer on site near the highlands. Generally, clients have a basic size and a list of specifics in mind, a sketch of proposed floor plans, and a file full of pictures of items that they would like in their house. During this initial phase of design it is important to become familiar with the lifestyle of the client as well as the site where the house will be built. Therefore, a main option of sketch layout was common and functional room planning, all without adding extra premises to the home’s footprint. Also exterior elevations have been designed without luxury options.
  The main floor showcases an open layout in which the great room (dining room) and kitchen open to one another. On the opposite side, cellar and storage premises with entrance to the garden. Upstairs, a great room with balcony above main entrance and master bedroom shares a bath. Also, there are two children`s bedrooms with exercise room.
Bedrooms: 5
Baths:         2
Living Area: 3,013 sq.ft. 
Width: 45' Depth: 51'
Construction of the building began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.