..hot off the press - I just received these photographs from Mark on site at the Winery. The Glulam beams which support the green roof are now in place and the shape of the building is really coming together!
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Whilst I was working as an Associate Director at Dyer in 2010, I designed a new raked lecture theatre within an existing room and a new glass floor breakout / lounge area for The Royal Society of Medicine in London. The project was put on hold for a year and by the time it started up again I had already left and set up Design-Cubed with Mark. However, I maintained a role for Dyer to oversee the overall design as the project was constructed. Works are now close to complete and I'm extremely happy with the result!
Since this is after all supposed to be at least in part a Revit Blog for the record I produced the initial concept using Sketchup but quickly moved to building the design in Revit to be able to make quick and accurate changes as the design and brief developed. Working drawings were produced (not by me) in AutoCad.
The images and photos below show some of the design images from Revit and are followed by photographs of before and after.. Hope you like it!
|Design Rendering for the new Lecture Theatre|
|Revit image for new glass-floored hotel lounge|
|Revit image showing the lecture theatre 'insert' and access ramp|
|Before and after photographs of the new lecture theatre - "The Wimpole Room"|
|Before and after photographs of the new glass floored hotel lounge|
|Photographs of the refurbished circulation space around the lounge|
|Photograph of the atrium below the glass floor (timber panels and ramp are new and provide entrance to the new lecture theatre)|
Yesterday I paid a visit to our Rathfinny Winery project in Alfriston, East Sussex. We've been incredibly fortunate with this as it is one of the first of it's kind in the UK (a benchmark for things to come??) and it's a very exciting, good size project - the client is aiming to produce top quality sparkling wine with the Vineyard set to be the largest in the UK once completed. We worked alongside Martin Swatton who came up with the original concept for the design and have continued to develop the detail and now deliver the project. Mark (my business partner) has been doing tremendous work running the job and leading the design team - now it's paying dividends as we see the form taking shape as the steel frame nears completion..