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House design - 2 by Nachtengelsp House design - 2 by Nachtengelsp
That's a house I'm designing for my architectural projecting classes.

I haven't finished yet, but I'll post here anyway... hehehehe

Unfortunately my teachers won't accept a digital presentation this year (1st year or 2nd semester), so I'm making a physical model and various hand-made tecnical and concept drawings. ^^"

Hope you like

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akinlolugboji Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I believe you could use photoshop to make it look sketchy and fool them.

Love the overhang of the roof. Also IMHO the columns support the upper floor over the carport looks too slender.
50crowley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Artist
I would really advise against using photoshop's "sketchy" effects or any kind of photomanipulation for that matter. It's fine to do that later in college, but it should be used for the stylized effect and not as an attempt to fool anyone.
Most good professors can tell the difference if they study it close enough, and you really don't want to get called out on something like that. It'll ruin your reputation as an honest student.

As for the columns: they are probably just about right. Columns are usually oversized or encased by a hollow veneer material because people perceive them to be too slender for the weight they support. People become uncomfortable or uneasy inside or around the bulding despite the columns being perfectly structurally sound.
Now if you are referring to a proportioning system, that is another story and the proper size of the column becomes somewhat subjective.
akinlolugboji Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It is the subjective part am about.
Nachtengelsp Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Artist
That's a nice idea! 8-)

Ah, the columns. The size of them will be modified after the structural calculations, but the design will be something like the same. The design unfortunately make the column act like a wedge making a real mess. That's really awful. I thought to make a usual rectangular section column and then make a "false" filling with something light to result the design.
I was so wishful when I saw the column designs of some modernist buildings. Some great answers with a nice looking design and successful structural solutions (If you're interested you can see the FAU building (Architecture and Urbanism College) designed by Vilanova Artigas, or the Affonso Reidy buildings).
akinlolugboji Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
It pays to determine the size of the column yourself. The structural engineer will work with it. If not it will ruin your carefully design scale of proportion.
50crowley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Artist
Agreed. If architects don't make the decisions regarding proportion and scale, then we really aren't necessary.
Inupaw Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Uuuuh.. Pretty cool :D
Nachtengelsp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Artist
heheheh thanks! :dance:
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