Creating smart solutions within restricted boundaries
Creating smart solutions within restricted boundaries Simone De-Gale, Architectural Drawing Designs “We will achieve your vision”.
<ul><li>1 Objection </li></ul><ul><li>2 Site boundary </li></ul><ul><li>3 Building control </li></ul><ul><li>4 Conclusions </li></ul>Contents
<ul><li>Utilising the spatial boundaries set physically, socially and financially is key to the understanding of architecture to formalise smart design proposals which can satisfy and stretch these limitations, being economically effective, whilst maintaining the design flair and initiative desired in the creative industry. A series of studies has been undertaken to analyse the true potentials of buildings within the designated area, Liverpool Street Station to Brick Lane. </li></ul>Objection
<ul><li>The site is part of the highly commercialised area of the City of London, with a mix of office and shop and commercial buildings. Further towards the east, we find residential, storage (car parking) and assembly and recreational facilities, some buildings which are adjacent to the viaduct, and it is here the investigation between boundaries and regulation has intensified, studying the aspects of particular architectural components and the factors which contribute to their being. </li></ul>Site Boundary Shop & Commercial Office Residential Dwelling Industrial Institutional Assembly & Recreational Storage (Car Parking) Railway Line Building Typology
<ul><li>To understand how buildings have achieved the required standard of construction compliant with the building regulations, a survey has been taken of a residential block of sixteen flats adjacent to the railway line. </li></ul>Building Control How do buildings achieve required standards for health and safety? 1-16 Sheba Place, 78 Quaker Street, E1 Vista overlooking railway line, from the rear of the building View to front of residential property
Building Control Fire egress from the rear of the building The residential block is located at a distance of 2.5m from the railway line. Does this affect the architectural construction, taking into account ground reverberation, noise pollution, fire strategy and ventilation? Fire safety gate, access for residents only Section through the residential block and adjacent railway line
Building Control Concrete Block work (Load bearing 150mm) Cavity width exceeding minimum of 50mm (Mineral wool insulation thickness of 150mm) Triple glazing Ventilation cavity Type A wall ties- BS1243: 1978, Metal ties for cavity wall construction Facing masonry brickwork (Protective layer 140mm) The make up of the wall and floor structure is of a standard for buildings of this type concerning sound insulation thicknesses and components. No particular considerations have been made in light of the adjacent railway line. The rear façade has no openings. This can act as a sound barrier from the passing trains, but in truth, it makes little difference, other than cost, than if the correct specification of glazing was used. Understanding the geometry of one flat can unravel the effects of this solid elevation
<ul><li>Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation; </li></ul><ul><li>It does not run all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Can be activated by a light switch connection </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum extraction rate of 15ls -1 for bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to BSEN13141-7:2004 Ventilation for buildings </li></ul>Building Control No openings in the rear façade of flat A causes a lack of ventilation and of natural light in certain areas internally. These areas become a dark space, artificially lit and ventilated. C C B B Section C Section B
<ul><li>The architecture within this boundary is in most places, architecture of economics, with little concern for the integrity of design, but rather the financial limitations placed on or encouraged in design proposals. It is the conclusion that proposals must consider limited budgets without limiting the strength of architecture in terms of the quality of space for user. </li></ul>Conclusions Simone De-Gale, Architectural Drawing Designs “We will achieve your vision”.