Materials and Assembly

This course, taken during the Spring of my second year, marked the switch of our curriculum from theoretical to practical. It focused on understanding building codes and how buildings were constructed. Below are my drawing sets from our three projects. All drawings were completed individually and all were modeled and line weighted in Rhino, with minimal post processing done in Adobe Illustrator.

Assignment 1

For the first project, we were given a 2D section and had to extrude it into a three dimensional axonometric drawing. We had to research the different items in the section to see how they are typically assembled, and model them as such. The first drawing is a fully assembled axon and the second is slightly exploded to reveal more hidden components.

Assignment 2

For this project, we were given a model of Oscar Niemeyer's 1939 Brazilian Pavilion as were tasked with bringing it up to IBC standards in terms of egress. This included calculating occupancies, adding ramps and stairs, and bringing the existing stairs up to code. We also calculated exit path distances and sizes of areas of refuge. 

Assignment 3

Our last project looked at wood framing construction. We had to model Chile's Casa Vigilante by Matias Ruiz, and create a series of construction drawings describing how the home was framed. It was particularly interesting because the second level of the home cantilevers from only three points of contact with the first level's massive concrete piers. It also has an interesting skylight condition. The first sheet shows the basic floor and roof framing plans, the second shows an axon view of the house, and the third shows a few interior and exterior corner details.