Site analysis assignment

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Site analysis assignment

  1. 1. ACH 121 Materials and Methods of Construction I Fall 2011Professor Richard Luxenburg, AIADepartment of Architecture & Interior Design SITE ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENTStatement: For this assignment you will analyze a building site, your home’s building site. As discussed on Monday’s introductory lecture, the first step of any building design process is to analyze the site conditions:Elements such as: • Solar orientation • VIEWS • Location and type of vegetation (plants and trees) • Paved areas • Slope of land • Location of Utilities (Sewer, water, electrical) • Wind direction • Drainage • Sounds (cars, kids at play, neighbors) • Location of neighbors (privacy) • Property boundaries (approximate)Task: • Using pencil, felt-tip pen colored markers and colored pencils diagram (graphically show) the elements list above. • The building site will be your own place of residence (you may represent your home and lot as rectangles). • Choose any approximate (appropriate) scale (perhaps your footstep/stride or architectural scale)) • Among other items be sure to show a North Arrow and the sun’s pathThe graphic site analysis will be presented on 24” x 36” white tracing paperwith your name and title block printed clearly.Try to show, CLEARLY, as much information as possible to assist your client inunderstanding where he or she would want you (the designer) to place their newroom addition.Due Date: August 31 beginning of class end

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