Curving it…

My first attempt at working with curves


Yesterday, while I was researching famous names at the architecture office where I’m interning at, my boss showed me a concept for one of the houses he’s starting to work on. The house basically sat on a street corner and so he decided to design it according the natural curves the land itself gave him, making it as organic as possible. But that’s a story for another time…

With that in mind, I realized I had never designed anything that used curves as it main element, and so, I decided to give it a go. I basically came up with a structure that could be used as a sales stand or a more permanent store. It could also be used as an artist’s studio, sitting amid the landscape. This the result:

The curved roof serves to amplify the internal space, white the main curved front wall (front) gives it a sense of fluidity.
In the back side of building, the load bearing curved wall details the building. The roof extension connects to a private office, away from the main structure.
These curves allow for a more organic format.
The front patio, which follows the main wall curve, serves as a welcoming point for clients, and the extended roof can be used protection from the elements.

This is simply a rough draft of the project, created in a period of time no longer than two hours.


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