SEMESTER TWO BAR 314: Architectural Design 02 | 04 ZOGHORE RESOURCE CENTRE - VOI, TAITA-TAVETA COUNTY

SEMESTER TWO
BAR 314: Architectural Design 02 | 04
ZOGHORE RESOURCE CENTRE - VOI,1
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
Studio Staff
Arch. Kamau Karogi
Arch. Dr. Laban Shihembetsa
Arch. Adnan Mwakulomba - YM
Arch. Pammi Tatthi
Arch. Florence Nyole
SEMESTER TWO
BAR 314: Architectural Design 02 | 04
ZOGHORE RESOURCE CENTRE - VOI, TAITA-TAVETA COUNTY
INTRODUCTION
The National Vision 2030 laid down strategies of achieving National goals and objectives for socio cultural and Economic development for the Country, Kenya. Voi Town, chosen alongside other towns to be a tourist centre, as an inland container deport, hub for mineral business, to house SGR’s third largest station which will offer connectivity to northern Tanzania and great lakes region. These and many other local programs clearly setting up Voi town and the county in general for socio-economic take off.
In its plans to fit in the National vision 2030, The County Government of Taita Taveta, through its various ministries has embarked on vigorous programs to develop human resource necessary to meet projected demands.
Currently, The County has very few primary and secondary schools. Taita Taveta University College, a constituent college of JKUAT and Coast Institute of Technology are the only tertiary institutions supported by 6 Village polytechnics. Plans are underway to increase the number of comprehensive schools to 120, two tertiary institutions and four resource centers spread throughout the County.
Similar efforts are in place to ensure an integrated approach to human resource development in other ministries e.g. Health services, Social Services etc.
THE TASK
The County Government of Taita Taveta (CGTT) in association with development partners USAID has approached you to design Zoghore Resource Centre in Voi Sub County. The Centre should in all its aspects be a symbol of the Taita Taveta People. It should be inspirational, a source of employment and business, the pride of the citizenry.
It will be world class Centre, in tandem with similar developments around the globe. The Centre will have the following spaces:
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ARCHITECTURE
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• Library (mid-level) and information centre
• Auditorium for 800 pax
• 4 meeting rooms
• Amphi-theatre for 400 pax
• Cafeteria & Kitchen
• 4 class rooms
• Administration offices & 3 – Shops (Curio shop, bookshop, souvenir shop etc)
• Maintenance department
• Ancillary facilities, landscaped spaces etc.
• Open spaces: fields, amphitheatre, courts,
The Centre will compliment all educational facilities around the County, through providing quality and affordable support resources.
In search for this dream Centre, the developers are keen to maintain The County’s identity; a sense of community and belonging, environmentally sound and heavily reliant on local technology & materials and labor.
Upon its completion, the Centre is envisaged to exemplify good design, demonstrate the value that thoughtful and sustainable architecture can have for the education and mentoring of children, youth and generally the well being of a community.
The CGTT & USAID further wishes that, this being a public private partnership owned facility; the facilities should be adequate and available, from time to time, to host activities of the CGTT as an alternative to the CGTT Headquarters.
THE OBJECTIVES
This project is a buildup of previous projects, intending to employ lessons gathered thereof; of site analysis, form making, space making etc. However, the specific objectives are designing in a complex socio – economic context, exploring opportunities, challenges and possibly obstacles presented there in. These include:
1. To explore ‘critical regionalism’ as an Architectural expression.
2. To introduce design of public spaces, relevance, accessibility, utility among others.
3. Sustainability in Architecture (Environmentally & Culturally) i.e. incorporate green technology, local building technology, sensitivity to cultural aspects of space design and disposition etc.
4. To explore
• Space in buildings & between buildings.
• Phenomenology and Meaningful architecture
• Landscape design (utilitarian, ornamental or both)
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THE PROCESS
Part of your immediate task is to develop a deed plan for the centre (from Google maps) and a detailed brief for approval in the format given in appendix I
This project will be done in two parts:
• Part Ia (2 weeks), in groups (to be decided in studio): Site Analysis, Case studies (2- local i.e. East African region & 2- International cases, especially those meaningful to our socio cultural context, you will find some useful information on AKAA website), Functional analysis.
• Part Ib ( 1 ½ weeks), Conceptualization and master plan
• Part II (3 weeks), individually you will prepare preliminary designs/ scheme proposals and sector plans i.e. the Centre complete with its ancillary facilities.
• Part III (3 weeks), Prepare working drawings for a section of the centre.
• Part IV (1 ½ weeks), Project Report esp. compilation
BACKGROUND RESEARCH; ANALYSIS OF CASES, ACTIVITIES & SITE/ NEIGHBORHOOD
You are required to carry out relevant local case studies of similar developments. This will help in concretizing clients brief and formulating design concepts. For each case study that you undertake, a clear demonstration of the significant lessons and feature drawn to be applied in your proposal.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Concept formulation and development is about developing an idea(s). The key mission is to create quality spaces that are meaningful, based on the delicate interplay between several factors of: function, aesthetics, and clients (the employer & the user-public) expectations. Concept development requires one to explore volumes and area, functional inter-relationships of various parts of the project, organizational principles, movement through space; both horizontal and vertical and the visuals of space through scale and proportion.
For this project, it is expected; you show specific sensitivity to site orientation, the existing activities on and around the site, its peri-urban setting, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, environmental factors and existing architectural character and heritage of the site. Your design concept will follow the stages given below:
• Detailed brief development
• Activity studies & analysis
• Functional relationships and analysis
Outputs for this stage include;
• Sketch models
• Thumb nail perspectives studies of interior/ exterior space character
• Adjacency/ bubble diagrams
• Massing/ block diagrams illustrating spatial relationships of various functions.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
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It involves synthesis of innumerable factors, using work produced previously in conceptual phase to develop it to greater detail to quantifiable aspects of the project. For example physical extents, features of spaces such as vaulted/ angled ceilings, window type and location, doorways connecting interior spaces shown.
In this stage through your design decision, you will demonstrate an understanding of how volume, area, material etc of a building are assembled. This task requires a mastery of building and construction technology, structural systems among others.
Outputs for this stage include;
• Floor plans, sections and elevations all annotated with general partition types, fittings, furniture and finishes
• Visual representation of the spaces through models
• Axonometric projections and other artistic impression methods
• Sketches of construction details.
PRESENTATION
Part of the process is selecting appropriate presentation media/tools that can most succinctly describe the proposed building concepts. Your final work is expected to contain a story line with important concepts given more prominence.
• Background information: Site analysis, climatic analysis, case studies, activity analysis, concepts & master plan.
• Location plans 1 : 500
• Site plan 1 : 200
• Ground floor plans 1 : 100
• Upper floor(s) plans 1 : 100
• Roof plans 1 : 100
• Several sections through the critical spaces 1 : 100
• 2 no. Sections 1 : 100 one across the Assembly hall & Administration block
• 2 no. Part Sections 1 : 50/ 1 : 20 showing the staircase, foundations and roof
• 4 no. Elevations 1 : 100
• 3D CAD models showing both interiors and exterior
• 2 no. Physical final model (one block 1: 500 model and 1: 200) and a lot more of Marquette
REFERENCES
1. Education policy document for the Kenya Government
2. Bernard Leupen et al, Design and Analysis, 010 Publishers, 1997
3. Ching, Francis D. K. Architecture: Form space and Order. New York: John Wiley & sons, 1996
4. Ching, D K Francis, Drawing: a creative process, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990.
5. Meiss, Pierre Von, Elements of Architecture: From form to space, Taylor and Francis, 1990.
6. Corbusier, L. (1986). Towards a new Architecture. New York: Dover Publications.
7. Edwards, B. (2008). Understanding Architecture through Drawing (2nd Ed.). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis.
8. Fleming, E. (2005). Construction Technology: An illustrated introduction. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
9. Frederick, M. (2007). 101 things I learnt in Architecture School. London: THE MIT PRESS.
10. Guthrie, P. (2003). The Architect’s portable Handbook (3rd ed.). New Delhi: McGraw-Hill.
11. Urban Land Institute. Urban Spaces: The design of Public space.
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BAR 314: Architectural Design 05 Part I
ZOGHORE RESOURCE CENTRE - VOI, TAITA-TAVETA COUNTY
PROJECT 05 Part I_SCHEDULE
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Date
Activity
Remarks
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20.01.2015
MONDAY
INTRODUCTION
Program introduction
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
21.01.2015
TUESDAY
Self directed studio session
All students
23.01.2015
THURSDAY
CASE STUDIES
Activity studies, case studies, accommodation schedule and functional relationship diagrams
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
24.01.2015
FRIDAY
Self directed studio session
All students
II
TUESDAY JAN 27, 2015 – SATURDAY JAN 31, 2015: SITE VISIT – VOI, TAITA-TAVETA COUNTY
III
02.02.2015
MONDAY
Group constitution: Sharing the Tasks
Deed plan presentation (Google maps)
General Brief formulation
Yr. Master briefing on the process:
Case studies (2 – local, 2 – International)
Site Analysis
Analysis of Functions
Master planning concepts
03.02.2015
TUESDAY
Group discussions
Plan of Voi Town
Existing school plan layout
05.02.2015
THURSDAY
Group discussions
Master plan ideas, zoning logic, land use ideas.
Group Brainstorm session
Existing school plan layout
06.02.2015
FRIDAY
Group discussions
Master plan ideas, zoning logic, land use ideas.
Group Brainstorm session
Existing school plan layout
IV
09.02.2015
MONDAY
Group Crit
Case studies
Site Analysis
Analysis of Functions
Master planning concepts
All groups
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
10.02.2015
TUESDAY
- Ditto-
All groups
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
12.02.2015
THURSDAY
Case studies, Site Analysis
Stage Crit: Pin up WIP - Group work
Analysis of Functions
Master planning concepts
All groups
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
13.02.2015
FRIDAY
Conceptualization/ Preliminary Design
Disposition of functions, scheme designs: plans, sections, elevations, models (CAD and Physical models)
All students
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
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16.02.2015
MONDAY
PRELIMINARY DESIGN
Disposition of functions, scheme designs: plans, sections, elevations, models (CAD and Physical models)
Selected students to present (based class list)
It is assumed students work 24/7
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17.02.2015
TUESDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
19.02.2015
THURSDAY
Selected students to present (based class list)
INTERIM PIN UP I
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
20.02.2015
FRIDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
VI
23.02.2015
MONDAY
SCHEME DESIGN I
Detail design, materials, space exploration, circulation, levels, etc
Selected students to present (based class list)
24.02.2015
TUESDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
26.02.2015
THURSDAY
INTERIM PIN UP II
Selected students to present (based class list)
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
27.02.2015
FRIDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
VII
02.03.2015
MONDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
03.03.2015
TUESDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
05.03.2015
THURSDAY
SCHEME DESIGN II
PENULTIMATE PIN UP
Detail design, materials, space exploration, circulation, levels, etc
All students
06.03.2015
FRIDAY
Desk Crit
3RD YEAR STUDIO, with studio staff.
VIII
09.03.2015
MONDAY
DETAILED DESIGN
Detail design, materials, space exploration, circulation, levels, etc
Selected students to present (based class list)
10.03.2015
TUESDAY
Self directed studio session
All students
12.03.2015
THURSDAY
Self directed studio session
All students
13.03.2015
FRIDAY
Self directed studio session
All students
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16.03.2015
MONDAY
GRADING - PIN UP at 9.00am
Final presentation PRESENTATION
Presentation: A-family paper size
All students
NB. Program for Part III will be communicated later.
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Appendix 1: Sample accommodation schedule
Description/ Activity
Space
Area sq. m
Learning spaces
Facilities
Classrooms – 2000 pax
45 no.
Labs -50pax
12
Library-600pax
1 no.
Administration Facilities
Staff room/meeting room – 45pax
1 no.
Reception Staff library-15 pax
1 no.
Administration offices
10 no.
Recreational facilities
Auditorium – 600pax
1 no.
Break out rooms -50pax
2 no.
Cafeteria-600 pax
1 no.
The Information Centre
Computer workstations
150-200 pax
Reception area
Bookshop
1 no.
Ancillary facilities (service spaces)
Kitchen and stores
Swimming pool areas
Amphitheatre
Parking for guest and staff
Workshop
Wet areas
Playground
Health clinic/ sanatorium
Multi purpose hall
Note: This schedule is just an example