The project makes use of a simple series of structural model images, structural diagrams, plans and interior perspectives to describe itself as a structural experiment. The layout is strong, emphasizing an excellent rendering of a model that could be perceived as a photograph at its center, supported by smaller diagrams. While there are several plans and interior perspectives to describe variation of floorplates, they are well placed on the sheet so as to not compete with one another. The balance and hierarchy of the presentation are to be commended. Buildner always recommends that scale figures be used to relate the project to the scale of the human body - these would best be placed in the interior imagery and plans to allow a reader to fully comprehend the size and function of spaces. Finally, the project would benefit from annotation in all images, as is done in the structural joint model, to describe the project intent, materials and space types.
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Space Gradients explores the potential of the post and beam structure, challenging the limitations of this well-known structural system. The intent of the project is to create a variety of spaces by testing variations in column density and beam depth, with a denser system of beams yielding smaller spaces at the base of the building, and a sparser set of columns with deeper beams yielding larger spaces at the top of the building, opening the upper floors for greater views. The project is an exploration in simple form and timber structure which offers a great range of spaces.