Moving on from the client session which was mentioned in the previous blog post, we began to look a variety of precedents which had been picked upon during the session.
The Oslo Kindergarten was the one that stood out the most during the discussion, so in order to move the scheme forward we choose to further delve into this project. Both the Hive in Worcester and Oslo Kindergarten depict its natural context that being the mountains in Oslo and the hills in Worcester.
These precedents evoked an exciting dimension which contributed in making the scheme more dynamic. These schemes allow the natural surrounding context to inform the form of the building.
The photographs below show Malvern in a wider context whereby the site is situated, we wanted to bring elements of this into the design.
Using the hills as a guide we produced trace overlays of potential elevations, as represented in the diagrams below. With the four at the bottom showing how these forms would site on the sloping site.
To further develop the elevation, we added materiality and started to explore how the windows would be punctured to fit in with the scheme. The sketch elevations were all illustrating one continuous elevation that would be taken through to the building, like the precedent Fagerborg Kindergarten.
The next step was to explore if the heights changed throughout the building like the Hive in Worcester, what impact that would have. In order to visualise this 3d modelling in sketchup was to produced to go forward with the most suitable roof structure.
As the 3d modelling shows there was a number of different outcomes that came from the process, however by using the site analysis and comparing the height differences we moved forward with the model below.