Urban block

A conceptual design research project, driven by Rationalist principles, exploring the creation of ultra-adaptable urban blocks to be inhabited by residential, retail, and commercial units. The design is driven by quantifiable data with a focus on the enduring principles for making architecture:

Spatial layout, daylight penetration and ventilation.

Structure, and spatial adaptability.

Servicing, and functional access requirements.

My master’s thesis, architecture and order in the urban block, explores these ideas in a more theoretical context and is illustrated with more abstract drawings and diagrams.

Selected drawings from this project are shown below. Click on the drawings to load larger images.

Architecture graphics produced using AutoCAD, Photoshop, and InDesign. The feature image shows a massing model and facade study for a proposed urban block.