The presentation utilizes excellent renderings, plans, axonometric diagrams and sections to tell a clear story and to communicate a truly high-quality project. Its layout takes advantage of a horizontal split which allows for variations on full-span or smaller images. The diagrams describe the project’s simple formal organization relative to the site and brief. The project would benefit from text that is divided into smaller, more digestible components that are easier to read in print, on screen or in projection. This is especially the case on the first sheet, where the lines of text are long and the print small. The paragraphs here would be more comprehensible if divided into several columns and by individual conceptual points. The site plan on the second sheet could be strengthened with annotative text similar to the section on the final sheet. Such annotation adds a layer of detail and complexity that makes a drawing truly sophisticated and complete. The section on the final sheet would benefit from more varied line weights to describe sectional lines versus projection lines in elevation. As drawn there is very little hierarchy. The colored trees and heavy gray ground, on the contrary, are both graphically interesting and strong, helping to ‘ground’ the lower portion of the image with visual weight located at the base, and ‘float' the top portion of the image with lighter colors to permit the overlay of text.
Reimagine senior living spaces
Jury feedback summary
Trio for Duo takes a tripartite form that responds to the site’s natural elements - the lake, the field and the country road. The existing house and barn are demolished though their spatial volume is maintained, replicated and rotated as ‘clones’ to fit the triangulated site. A new courtyard with abundant natural sunlight is created, which is centered on the historic well as a trace of the original construction. The proposed building is to be constructed in local timber. A void is created between a double roof structure as a space for the site’s bats to inhabit.