‘Twined Up’: The concept design through massing studies

A “massing study” is an architectural way to visualize or understand the way that complex constraints impact the overall design of buildings.

The main idea for the Wraklow Museum project was of interlacing, a push, and pull of the ground and walls. The best way I sought to present the work for early crits, was to use my Rhyno model in the crudest way, and using a colour to do the ‘talking’. From there I just created a set of view frames to help me navigate through space.

Twined Up’ Massing Study | axonometric
Twined Up’ Massing Study | front view
Twined Up’ Massing Study | Plan view, Basement -3 and -2
Twined Up’ Massing Study | Plan view, Basement -1 and ground floor
Twined Up’ Massing Study | Plan view, mezzanine, level 1
Twined Up’ Massing Study | Plan view, level 2 and level 3
Twined Up’ Massing Study | axo section view
Twined Up’ Massing Study | axo section view
Twined Up’ Massing Study | long section view

This set of drawings is part of a The Wraklow Museum Studio, ARCH 201 by Maxi Spina, UC Berkeley, Summer 2008.