Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design of a Recreation Center

Target Audience: Sports inclined people, General Public, People living in the area

Needs of the people: Running track, Gym, Multi purpose courts (Sports hall), Sports Room, Sport renting equipment shop, Playground, Fitness corners for elderly, Fly kites,

How we attract people: Good architecture, Unique shape, Vending Machine, Roof garden

Basement: Carpark

Groundfloor: Children Playground, Fitness Corner for Elderly, Toilet

(Inside Building): Booking counter, Medical Centre, Sport Shops

2nd floor: Indoor Sports Hall, Toilet, Changing and Shower Room

3rd Floor: Gym, Sports Room, Toilet

Roof: Garden, Kites flying, Running Track

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What makes a good Architectural Design?


It hads to have an original design and unique features.
One example is the Greek amphitheater. It is designed in a way that amplifies the sound of the speaker standing on the stage such that everyone sitting in the amphitheater can hear him clearly.

It should have a sustainable design which helps to decrease the cost of maintenance and energy.
One example is the NTU School of Art, Design and Media building. It has a verdant turfed roof which blends with the ground contour. Environmentally, it helps to lower the roof temperature and surrounding areas.

Aesthetically Pleasing:
The design of the building must be nice and leave a memorable impression on people.
One example is the Burj Al Arab building in Dubai. It features an iconic sail-shaped design which is very memorable