2501216 Architectural Design 2
Issue 2: First Term: Academic Year 2013 La PÃ¢tisserie House
The objective of this project is to research and design a small-scale residential structure that also houses a baking school and pÃ¢tisserie. The dimensions of the structure, which will be located within an urban district, must be no more than 1,000 m2 and of a height no greater than 15 meters. Students must consider: the site plan; the programmatic and spatial requirements of the overlapping activities (residential, commercial baking); sympathies or tensions between the two activities that may be used to guide formal architectural interpretation; and aspects of ecological design, which makes the case for the intelligent and economical usage of materials and resources and design elements that work in concert with the environment to promote energy efficiency and/or conservation.