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Contextual Fit
Analysis & Design of Adding on

 In this project, we are asked to create an addition to the famous Smith House designed in 1965 by architect Richard Meier. The addition must show proof that the existing systems and patterns in the house were analyzed and incorporated into the addition to preserve the integrity of the original design.

For this project, we must take into consideration conceptual analogies for adding on and we were also asked to incorporate a meta/idea and narrative to meet the new needs of the owners. This will also create an addition of new systems or patterns that were not found in the original home.

Narrative

The Smith family has recently asked for an addition to their house. The children are musically inclined and extremely talented, but the house is lacking the space for them to develop their talents. The family has requested a music room where they can sing, write music, and practice piano. Since this house is always filled with music, it can get very loud so the parents have requested a master suite so that they can get away from the noise. Mrs. Smith has also requested an exercise room and Mr. Smith has asked for a space on the roof to barbeque.

Hierarchy: Music Room
Meta-Idea: Grand Piano 

Sorting of Spaces:
 

Public:                         Private:

Loud:                            Quiet:

Music Studio
Rooftop 
Exercise Room

Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom

Music Studio
Rooftop 
Exercise Room

Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom

Group:                         Individual:

Music Studio
Rooftop 

Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Exercise Room

Contextual Analysis

Existing Floor Plans

Existing Building Systems & Patterns

Conceptual Ideas

Conceptual Meta-Idea

Existing Systems brought into the new addition: 

Half Walls

Columns & Girders

Bearing Walls

Glass Curtain Wall

Railings

Window Openings

New systems/patterns used in the new addition: 

Appearance of slab "punching"  through the main space and master bathroom

Subtractive

 Process

Appearance of family room breaking through bearing wall

New  I-beam system

Preliminary Designs

The following are three of my preliminary designs which were created by mapping out the necessary masses and circulation path. After observing which one flowed best with the original circulation and which one had the most potential, I decided to go with the third design.

Preliminary  2

Preliminary  1

Preliminary  3

Final Floor Plans

Kitchen

Bath

Bedroom

Dining Room

Lower

Patio

Lower Level

Entry Level

Living Room

Bath

Bedroom

Upper

Patio

Clo.

Music Studio

Open

to

below

Family Room

Exercise

Room

Bath

Bedroom

Bedroom

Office

Open to Music Studio

Open to 

Living Room

Master

Bedroom

Master

Bath

Upper

Deck

Bed-room

Lower

Deck

Upper Level

Final Elevations

Front Elevation

Left Elevation

Back Elevation

Right Elevation

Final Sections

Section 1

Section 2

3DSections

Transformation Process

Final Project

Exterior Renders

Interior Renders

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