Saturday, June 12, 2010

design 3 - deconstruction parti

mass deconstruction

facade deconstruction
glazing - awning - entrance

functional deconstruction
atmosphere - residential - retail - earth

design 3 - site analysis

newtown is an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and culture clearly visible as you move along the major strip of King Street. Both busy with vehicle's and foot traffic, the area is rapidly becoming a popular area for socialising and is being populated by niche brand stores and trendy gallery's...making it the perfect position for an artist with a mind for consumption that is generated by alternativism.

the far quieter wilson street is predominately made up of residential lots, but features a larger amount of vegetation and far fewer vehicles. This creates an interesting contrast to king street, both connected by erskineville road and site 2.

the majority of facades on king street are of heritage era and have a definate neo-classical aesthetic. awnings float above the footpath with light boxes procariously dangling above pedestrians. glass was in limited supply when the original buildings were designed, so it is used sparingly, and exactly over each facade to create delicate appatures for occupants to view through. the more modern retail entrances celebrate glazing and invite shoppers inside.