□ Diagrams of Kitchen Patterns Freehand on Flimsy to ½ scale
□ Lettering review: problem letters and how to draw them
□ Bath Patterns review:
□ Square footage comparison of layouts on handout: Typical bath configurations (first two plans on page 1) are approx. 40 SF. 80 SF bath is the largest one shown 3rd page of handout.
□ Reading dimensions and understanding centerline dimensions: Given to show (1) plumbing locations, (2) ensure proper clearance between fixtures of standard sized, and (3) make sure there is room for use (typical width of user 24 for planning purposes).
□ Door designs for bath: Swing doors and pocket doors (see Ching pp. 186-195) operation of graphic representation.
□ Review books of small house/cottage designs.
□ Suggest that you find your own source of ideas by browsing library or bookstore with a wide selection of architecture/design books.
□ Buy or sketch ideas from books. If library, photocopy ideas you want to study.
Find books that include plan
views, preferably with a graphic scale similar to the one shown here:
□ How to create a graphic scale if you have only a plan but with no scale included: Use depth of counters in plan (typically 2 deep) to make marks 2 apart on a scrap of paper, creating a graphic scale. This will allow you to measure rough sizes of rooms and other features in the plan.
□ Review Four Cottage Plans handout
□ Simplify so that the overall arrangement of open/closed spaces are apparent
□ Reduce to diagram form to understand how they work, what the main features are
□ Wright plan features a central fireplace core with activity areas circulating around it; primarily built-in furniture and storage
□ Fresh-Air Retreat is similar to our program but without a bathroom, scales roughly 15x17
□ Small Outpost plan shows how you can extend the interior space by creating patio/porch spaces enclosed by a roof (or not). By extending the same flooring from inside to outside you visually expand the interior space.
□ Minimum of 3 floor plans
□ Represent a range of ideas and square footage
□ Square footage (SF) in range of approximately 40-80 SF
□ Can use any of the layouts shown here that fit the range, or make up your own
□ Draft an underlay in ½ scale
□ Tools required: architectural scale, parallel rule and triangles, felt-tip pens of various thickness, sketchbook, buff flimsy, photos of kitchens from magazines/catalogs
a) Get familiar with the room size represented by square footage figures
b) Estimate common dimensions for an area of square footage (e.g. 80 SF = 8x10)
c) Study bathroom/sanitary/spa layouts in magazines and catalogs and, using your sketchbook, draw some simple floor plans that represent what youre looking at. These will not be to scale, just diagrams that show rough proportions and shapes, kind of like the kitchen measuring exercise you recently did.
d) Use the kitchen planning handouts and make a guess at the size of the different bath elements you diagrammed (cabinet widths and depths, heights, circulations space, etc.) and record these dimensions on your sketchbook diagrams.
e) Draft a measured drawing of what you diagrammed and dimensioned in your sketchbook
f) Overlay another piece of flimsy and trace the floor plan using freehand lines of various weights. Study the Lineweights & Linetypes handout for help.
g) Create text notes where appropriate: Label anything that bears the remotest possibility of being misunderstood or overlooked because it cannot easily be communicated through the drawing alone.
h) Present at least three freehand presentation drawings on flimsy.
□ Diagrams of ideas in rough form, or thumbnail (small size sketch) like the one below, which measures roughly 1 ½ x 2 ½ inches. This is just to record concepts about space layout that might be from studying ideas in books, etc.
Cottage Plan Diagram. Central
fireplace core divides the living/activity area from food and sanitary
functions in the rear of the space. Windows extend along both sides, with a
desk facing outwards to the porch. Two doors leading to the porch also
provide air circulation. Cozy seating is arranged near the fireplace.
Rough Cottage Plan Diagram. Central fireplace core divides the living/activity area from food and sanitary functions in the rear of the space. Windows extend along both sides, with a desk facing outwards to the porch. Two doors leading to the porch also provide air circulation. Cozy seating is arranged near the fireplace.