The Tesla Towers are 3 uniquely designed towers, besides the
odd shaped facade, the building has special features installed in it that make
it stand out from other buildings. One of the features is that the lights
change colour as the time of day changes from day to night. Another special
feature is the automatic shutters. During the day the building is open and the
automatic shutters are open completely to let sunlight into the office
building, but as night approaches the buildings sensors go off and the shutters
close off most of the buildings windows. The building was created using
different hexagonal sized floors on each storey, which made the shape seem odd.
To get around the building there is 1glass elevator in each of the 3 towers, and to get from one tower to
another there are short bridges that connect in the centre of the tower.
Chose Prescribed Additional Representation
Buildings used in the colaboration were Peter Eiesenmans
Reinhard Haus and House Vi, and Kazuyo Sejima small house. I used Eisenmans
overlapping and odd shaped designs to create my facade at the same time using
Kazuyo Sejima’s small house different floor to floor size to further improve my
brief outline of Project 1 – What was your chosen architecture? What were the
concepts unpacked in your concept model?
My chosen architectures are Peter Eisenmans
Reianhardt Haus and Kazuyo Sejima's small house. the concepts unpacked for my
model were the use of irregular shapes, stacking shapes together and
2.A visual analysis of 2x
precedent studies as a pair – One
from your Project 1 architect, another from an architect of your own choosing.
How are they conceptually similar to Project 1?
The Reinhardt haus and the and Kazuyo Sejima Small
House are conceptually similar as they are both irregular in shape and out of
the norm, they are both multi storied and are really translucent which my
building lacked. They also uset he stacking
of shapes. The Reinhardt haus stacks shapes in all different directions which also
gives it that irregular shape while the kazuyo Sejma Small House uses stacking
of floors that change size of the ground and ceiling on each floor.
3.A Design Proposal and
Design Draft for Assignment 3 – List
three specific building types and functions for your new design. How can they
challenge the concepts and ideas you have looked at in Project 1? Select one
and begin a first design draft.