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PETER BUI (16653) TABLE OF CONTENTS D ESIGN S ITUATION ………………………………… 1 D ESIGN B

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PETER BUI (16653) TABLE OF CONTENTS D ESIGN S ITUATION ………………………………… 1 D ESIGN B

DESIGN SITUATION

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DESIGN BRIEF

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INITIAL CONCEPTS

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-PRELIMINARY SKETCHES -CONCEPTIONAL FEATURES

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-CONCEPT ONE

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-CONCEPT TWO……………………………………………………………….5

-CONCEPT SELECTION…………………………………………………………

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RESEARCH -ADRIAN SMITH -IDEAL AREA INITIAL IDEAS PLANNING

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-CHANGE OF DESIGN…………………………………………………………… 11 -HOUSE DIMENSIONS …………………………………………………………….11

-SCALE SELECTION…………………………………………………

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-SCALED DIMENSIONS…………………………………………………

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PRODUCTION PROCESS

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-GATHERING OF GOODS……………………………………………………

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-MODEL CREATION……………………………………………………………

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-ATTACHING FEATURES……………………………………………………….21 22

TASK EVALUATION

EQUIPMENT USED…………………………

MATERIALS USED………………………………………………………………

GANTT CHART BIBLIOGRAPHY

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PETER BUI (16653) DESIGN SITUATION Australia is a nation of constant growth within the fields

PETER BUI (16653)

DESIGN SITUATION
DESIGN SITUATION

Australia is a nation of constant growth within the fields of technology, agriculture and economics. Not only are these factors of civilisation significant, Australia is also acknowledged as one of the most preeminent countries in terms of environment and sustainability. This is an outstanding account of recognition and should be a further existing title for Australia in the future. But as this nation develops for the better the negatives of problems are in equilibrium. For instance, with the great rise of population this results in the higher demand of housing properties, meaning more land across the nation is sacrificed in order for construction. This is indeed an environmental issue and should be deeply considered but realistically there is no such solution. But including various features that can contribute positively to the environment is an idea that can contribute well.

to the environment is an idea that can contribute well. DESIGN BRIEF For this assessment task,
to the environment is an idea that can contribute well. DESIGN BRIEF For this assessment task,
DESIGN BRIEF
DESIGN BRIEF

For this assessment task, the main aim was to create an environmental design within a chosen structural field. For me, I chose the field of housing properties as of today, housing is indeed a significant influence among Australians. Throughout this task there were numerous steps to accomplish ranging from initial conceptional designs, research, sketches and finally the final model design. In addition, the final solution provides an efficient purpose acting upon both the house buyer and most importantly the environment.

solution provides an efficient purpose acting upon both the house buyer and most importantly the environment.

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PETER BUI (16653) INITIAL CONCEPTS PRELIMINARY SKETCHES Before the creation of my conceptional designs, ideas were

INITIAL CONCEPTS

PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

Before the creation of my conceptional designs, ideas were gained throughout various preliminary sketches. These sketches were considered and focused towards both design and contributions to the environment.

towards both design and contributions to the environment. Preliminary Sketches: Initial hand drawn house designs that
towards both design and contributions to the environment. Preliminary Sketches: Initial hand drawn house designs that
towards both design and contributions to the environment. Preliminary Sketches: Initial hand drawn house designs that

Preliminary Sketches: Initial hand drawn house designs that inspired the concept creation.

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PETER BUI (16653) CONCEPTIONAL FEATURES With various ideas and thoughts gained throughout the preliminary sketches, I

CONCEPTIONAL FEATURES

With various ideas and thoughts gained throughout the preliminary sketches, I went on to the next step of creating a list of environmental/sustainable features. Below states the various features and their significance to the design.

FEATURE:

PURPOSE:

 

No costs determined by gas and oil prices.

Geothermal Heat Pump

Provides savings on both heating and cooling.

 

Renewable Energy Source (cannot run out of solar energy).

ZEN Solar Panels

Both environmentally friendly and sustainable (does not cause pollution).

Reduces electricity costs.

Used for a great range of applications.

 

Discreet and hidden.

In-Built Ducted House

Quiet in use.

Maintains a significant temperature for a house.

In-built insulation

Maintains a healthy home and interior temperature.

 

Comfortability (keeps home temperature at a stable rate).

Double-Glazed Windows

Drastically cuts noise pollution (aircraft, traffic).

Lower Energy bills.

Secure against burglaries.

Significant protection from UV rays.

Composters

Great way to recycle items that would normally end up in the garbage.

A significant benefit for the environment (helps clean soil and prevent pollution).

 

Free energy of the sun to heat water.

Hot Water Heated by Solar Power

Lower electric bills.

Micro Wind Turbine

A renewable green energy source and does not cause pollution.

Operation costs are low.

Rain Gutters

Efficient way to recycle rain water.

Water Tank

Stores rain water which could be used for various applications such as watering the garden.

Solvent Free Paints

Protects and nourishes walls.

 

Long lifespan.

Ecologically friendly (consists of non-toxic chemicals).

Significant durability (instant lighting).

LED Lighting

0% of UV emissions.

Operational in both extremely cold and hot temperatures.

Low voltage.

 

Durable and resilient.

Sustainable Wooden Flooring

Easier to repair compared to tiles.

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PETER BUI (16653) CONCEPT CREATION With the finalisation of ideas and designs, I commenced the next

CONCEPT CREATION

With the finalisation of ideas and designs, I commenced the next step of concept creation. For this procedure Google SketchUp was used.

creation. For this procedure Google SketchUp was used. CONCEPT ONE For this concept, I decided to

CONCEPT ONE

For this concept, I decided to create a house which would be big in both length and width. The main aim for this design was to create a home ideally for families. The design consisted of multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and an overall large interior. In addition, this concept includes the features stated previously.

Concept One House Plan:

3x Bedrooms 2x Bathrooms 2x Balconies 1x Kitchen 2x Lounge Rooms 1x Dining Area

1x 2-Car Garage 1x Ensuite 1x Staircase 1x Laundry Room 1x Walk-In Wardrobe 1x Singular Toilet Room 1x Backyard

1x Laundry Room 1x Walk-In Wardrobe 1x Singular Toilet Room 1x Backyard Concept One – Final

Concept One Final Appearance:

1x Laundry Room 1x Walk-In Wardrobe 1x Singular Toilet Room 1x Backyard Concept One – Final
1x Laundry Room 1x Walk-In Wardrobe 1x Singular Toilet Room 1x Backyard Concept One – Final
1x Laundry Room 1x Walk-In Wardrobe 1x Singular Toilet Room 1x Backyard Concept One – Final

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PETER BUI (16653) CONCEPT TWO For my second concept, I aimed to create a property that

CONCEPT TWO

For my second concept, I aimed to create a property that would suit those who are couples or have a small family. This concept is much smaller compared to the previous one but would most definitely be cheaper in costs. In addition, this concept includes the features previously stated.

Concept Two House Plan:

2x Bedroom 2x Bathroom 1x Laundry Room 1x Kitchen 1x Dining Area 1x Staircase 1x 2-Car Garage

1x Laundry Room 1x Kitchen 1x Dining Area 1x Staircase 1x 2-Car Garage Concept Two –

Concept Two Final Appearance:

1x Laundry Room 1x Kitchen 1x Dining Area 1x Staircase 1x 2-Car Garage Concept Two –
1x Laundry Room 1x Kitchen 1x Dining Area 1x Staircase 1x 2-Car Garage Concept Two –
1x Laundry Room 1x Kitchen 1x Dining Area 1x Staircase 1x 2-Car Garage Concept Two –

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PETER BUI (16653) CONCEPT SELECTION With the completion of the concept designs, it was now time

CONCEPT SELECTION

With the completion of the concept designs, it was now time to decide which concept would be ideal for the final model. After various discussions with peers and teachers, I found that concept two would be a suitable choice.

Concept Two

concept two would be a suitable choice.  Concept Two Why did I choose this concept?
concept two would be a suitable choice.  Concept Two Why did I choose this concept?
concept two would be a suitable choice.  Concept Two Why did I choose this concept?

Why did I choose this concept?

In comparison to concept one, visually, concept two looks more appealing in design. With this second concept, it brings a modern sensation of appearance with the fusion of calm brown colours among sustainable materials. The overall square shape of the design is another modernistic aspect I deeply admire and it provides its relevance to houses today. The inclusion of right angled windows was also intriguing, creating a unique exterior design whereas the non-extensive amount of rooms produces a friendly and open environment. In terms of environmental design, the way how all features incorporate with the house was outstanding to observe as safety was maximised for the buyer. In my opinion, this design perfectly fits into the category of modern-day homes whereas the inclusion of environmental features further states its significance.

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PETER BUI (16653) RESEARCH ADRIAN SMITH With the finalisation of decision within concepts, I decided to

RESEARCH

ADRIAN SMITH

With the finalisation of decision within concepts, I decided to develop my skills within environmental design by researching a famous architect known as Adrian Smith. Born on the 19 th of August 1944, Adrian produced numerous world-known projects such as the Olympia Centre to even the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifia. But one project I found the most significant was the Pearl River Tower located in Guangzhou, China. Quoted by the National Geographic Channel, “The Pearl River Tower is a building that produces more energy than it consumes”. This is what initially caught my attention. For this design, Adrian used various techniques that adapted to the environmental aspects of wind and sun. For example, the project was designed in a curved shape to allow greater consumption of wind which would ideally be used as renewable energy. Adrian also designed the building to be exposed directly towards the sun in order to gain as much renewable energy from solar panels. This was influential to me, as in order to create an environmental structure it has to be set in a suitable location.

structure it has to be set in a suitable location. The curved shaped design that adapted

The curved shaped design that adapted to the location’s excessive amount of wind.

that adapted to the location’s excessive amount of wind. Adrian Smith: An architect known for his

Adrian Smith: An architect known for his prestigious works within environment design.

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IDEAL AREA

PETER BUI (16653) IDEAL AREA Another act of research involved myself to produce an imaginary scenario

Another act of research involved myself to produce an imaginary scenario of where my house design would be set. Living in Canberra, I journeyed to developing areas such as Bonner and Moncrieff but the suburb of Denman Prospect was truly my favourite. The reason behind this was due to the suburbs’ extensive amount of flat land and its high exposure to the sun which in a perspective of Adrian Smith, it would be a suitable one.

a perspective of Adrian Smith, it would be a suitable one. Denman Prospect: A location of
a perspective of Adrian Smith, it would be a suitable one. Denman Prospect: A location of
a perspective of Adrian Smith, it would be a suitable one. Denman Prospect: A location of

Denman Prospect: A location of great size and exposure to the sun.

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PETER BUI (16653) INITIAL IDEAS Before beginning my practical model, I stated my initial ideas. These

INITIAL IDEAS

Before beginning my practical model, I stated my initial ideas. These ideas would become handy in future processes.

In order to create the model, foamcore would be an ideal material to use.

A wooden base would be used for the practical model.

Either PVA or Wood glue would be used.

Non-use of hot glue due to the melting of foamcore.

The use of a metal ruler with a utility knife would be ideal.

Using a wooden ruler with a utility knife is inaccurate and prone to bumps.

A utility knife would be the main instrument to slice the foamcore.

A model not too large (1m in length maximum).

would be the main instrument to slice the foamcore.  A model not too large (1m
would be the main instrument to slice the foamcore.  A model not too large (1m

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PLANNING

PETER BUI (16653) PLANNING For this process, numerous plans were created in order to provide maximum

For this process, numerous plans were created in order to provide maximum guidance and understanding throughout the model’s production. Forms of planning consisted of:

Measurements

Selection of model scale

Brief techniques of how the design would be made

Detailed sketches

How textures/materials would be represented in the model.

Rough ideas.

Suitable types of material to be used.

would be represented in the model.  Rough ideas.  Suitable types of material to be
would be represented in the model.  Rough ideas.  Suitable types of material to be

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PETER BUI (16653) CHANGE OF DESIGN Initially for my design it comprised of two bedrooms. After

CHANGE OF DESIGN

Initially for my design it comprised of two bedrooms. After many discussions with teachers, I decided that a change would come into mind. This change was to include an additional bedroom concluding in an overall of three bedrooms. Another change was the addition of a study area. Basically, while observing my design I saw great amounts of free space which had potential for a better use. A new house plan was drawn to demonstrate the change. This was drawn using the software AutoCAD 2016.

the change. This was drawn using the software AutoCAD 2016. The Original House Plan The Updated

The Original House Plan

using the software AutoCAD 2016. The Original House Plan The Updated House Plan Change of Plans:

The Updated House Plan

Change of Plans: An addition of rooms to the house design.

HOUSE DIMENSIONS

After the change of plans, I created realistic dimensions for the house design. To begin, I asked advice from my teacher as I wasn’t that knowledgeable with house dimensions. He guided me throughout the various standard dimensions of certain rooms whereas I eventually concluded with my design being 15m in length and 14m in width. Hand drawn visuals were created to represent the dimensions.

Hand drawn visuals were created to represent the dimensions. Realistic House Dimensions: House dimensions of both
Hand drawn visuals were created to represent the dimensions. Realistic House Dimensions: House dimensions of both

Realistic House Dimensions: House dimensions of both lower and higher levels.

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PETER BUI (16653) SCALE SELECTION Knowing that the final model is required to be scaled I

SCALE SELECTION

Knowing that the final model is required to be scaled I conducted various tests to see which scale would be suitable. With an initial idea previously stating that a large model is not appropriate, I researched the scales between 1:20 and 1:60.

Scale

Original Dimension (Cm)

Scaled Dimension (Cm)

1:20

1500

75

1:30

1500

50

1:40

1500

37.5

1:50

1500

30

1:60

1500

25

From the table above, the scale of 1:20 would be too large for my requirements whereas the scale of 1:60 would be too small. Initially I found the scale of 1:30 to be ideal but in the end, the scale of 1:40 was chosen due to its suitable size.

SCALED DIMENSIONS

Knowing that the scale of 1:40 was to be used, I then proceeded to the step of acting the scale upon the realistic dimensions. This was complete during the planning process as it would most definitely be helpful in the production process. To add, in order to find the representation of scaled dimensions an online scale converter was used.

of scaled dimensions an online scale converter was used. 1:40 Dimensions (Level One) 1:40 Dimensions (Level

1:40 Dimensions (Level One)

online scale converter was used. 1:40 Dimensions (Level One) 1:40 Dimensions (Level Two) Scaled Dimensions: Converted

1:40 Dimensions (Level Two)

Scaled Dimensions: Converted dimensions into the scale representation of 1:40.

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PETER BUI (16653) PRODUCTION PROCESS After the conclusion of the planning process, it was finally time

PRODUCTION PROCESS

After the conclusion of the planning process, it was finally time to begin within the production.

GATHERING OF GOODS

To begin the production, various materials were needed. These materials consisted of:

Foamcore

Base Piece (Ideally made out of wooden material)

Texture print outs

Set square

Metal Ruler

1m Ruler

Utility Knife

PVA Glue

With my all my structural sections of my design to be made out of foamcore, my teacher granted me three A1 sheets of foamcore. This was a nice gesture by the teacher as in retail each sheet costs an expensive amount of $15AU. I then printed various copies of images that would represent my model’s textures, for example, a printed photo of grass would state the model’s representation of grass. To add, these printed images would be glued onto the foamcore later on.

printed images would be glued onto the foamcore later on. The received foamcore. Various sheets of

The received foamcore.

be glued onto the foamcore later on. The received foamcore. Various sheets of images that represents

Various sheets of images that represents the model’s texture.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the collection of foamcore and texture images, I went to gather the

With the collection of foamcore and texture images, I went to gather the needed tools and instruments. For the metal ruler and set square, I was lucky enough to borrow these from school but for the 1m meter ruler and PVA glue, these instruments were bought. Purchased from my local Officeworks, the 1m meter cost $8.00AU and the PVA glued cost $10.00AU. In addition to the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home.

the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home. Needed Tools: The various instruments
the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home. Needed Tools: The various instruments
the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home. Needed Tools: The various instruments
the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home. Needed Tools: The various instruments
the search of tools, a utility knife was obtained from home. Needed Tools: The various instruments

Needed Tools: The various instruments obtained in order to complete production.

Having all the needed instruments, the next step was to create a wooden base. For this process, I searched throughout my school’s supplies of scrap wood hoping to find a piece with dimensions bigger than 37.5cm x 35cm. Eventually, a large but suitable piece was found and was cut into dimensions of 61cm x 50cm. The cutting process consisted of a table saw and teacher assistance.

The scrap wood obtained from school. Final result. 61cm Teacher assistance. 50cm
The scrap wood obtained from school.
Final result.
61cm
Teacher assistance.
50cm
Measured area to be cut
Measured area to be cut
61cm Teacher assistance. 50cm Measured area to be cut The use of the table saw. Base
The use of the table saw.
The use of the table saw.

Base Piece: The process of obtaining the model’s base piece.

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MODEL CREATION

PETER BUI (16653) MODEL CREATION To begin, I drew the previously obtained scaled measurements onto the

To begin, I drew the previously obtained scaled measurements onto the wooden base piece. Basically, my house plan in representation of a 1:40 scale was drawn onto the base.

in representation of a 1:40 scale was drawn onto the base. T h e 1 :

The 1:40 scaled dimensions (Lower Level)

e n s i o n s ( L o w e r L e v

Addition of the dimensions onto the base piece.

Copy and Paste: Transition of dimensions onto the base piece.

With the base piece concealed with dimensions, it was time to mark them onto the foamcore. For this process, a set square was used to obtain an accurate length whereas the combination of the metal ruler and utility knife provided a significant cut. To add, the height all of the lower level pieces were 5cm (1:40) in length with a realistic representation of 2m. With all foamcore pieces cut out, I then applied the textures with the spread of PVA glue. These textures consisted of sky, windows, bricks and doors.

Various applied textures.
Various applied textures.
of sky, windows, bricks and doors. Various applied textures. The creation of windows In order to

The creation of windows

In order to create the visual perspective of windows, the texture of clouds/sky were added behind the presented layer of the foamcore

were added behind the presented layer of the foamcore Lower Level: Completion of textures and foamcore

Lower Level: Completion of textures and foamcore pieces on the lower level.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the completion of texture and pieces for the lower level of the

With the completion of texture and pieces for the lower level of the design, it was now time to commence the connection process. For this process, all the lower level foamcore pieces would be glued together to create a somewhat 3D perspective of the hand drawn house plan. To begin this process, extensive but straight amounts of PVA glue were drawn onto the outline of the house plan shown on the base piece. With all lines covered in glue, the allocated foamcore pieces were carefully placed on top. Knowing that PVA glue was used, each piece took a minimum of 10minutes to harden. This resulted in a time-consuming process whereas after a few hours, the pieces were structurally connected.

after a few hours, the pieces were structurally connected. The final result. The placement of foamcore

The final result.

the pieces were structurally connected. The final result. The placement of foamcore With the drawn house
the pieces were structurally connected. The final result. The placement of foamcore With the drawn house

The placement of foamcore

With the drawn house plan onto the base, this provide maximum assistance and guidance of where each piece would be placed and connected.

guidance of where each piece would be placed and connected. Connecting Foamcore: The completion of the
guidance of where each piece would be placed and connected. Connecting Foamcore: The completion of the
guidance of where each piece would be placed and connected. Connecting Foamcore: The completion of the

Connecting Foamcore: The completion of the lower level.

Unfortunately, with the final result of the lower level, I overcame an issue. Some pieces of foamcore displayed an unusual look as curves and bends were seen. This wasn’t a major issue but was a minor concern as it might corrupt the overall structure and balance.

as it might corrupt the overall structure and balance. Minor Issue: The curve of the foamcore

Minor Issue:

The curve of the foamcore due to a hypothesis of excessive glue or additional pressure.

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PETER BUI (16653) With all the lower level foamcore pieces in place, it was then time

With all the lower level foamcore pieces in place, it was then time to add the structure support pieces. These pieces were placed inside the lower level and would provide significant support when attaching the upper level on top. The use of lines were also helpful, assisting me where the pieces would be placed.

also helpful, assisting me where the pieces would be placed. Additional Pieces: Inclusion of more foamcore
also helpful, assisting me where the pieces would be placed. Additional Pieces: Inclusion of more foamcore

Additional Pieces: Inclusion of more foamcore to provide significant support for the upper level.

With the completion of the lower level in terms of structural construction, it was time to move onto the upper level of the design. To begin, the frame of the lower level was drawn onto foamcore and was cut using the utility knife. With the use of a set square and metal ruler I was left with a satisfying result as the cut piece was in equilibrium with the lower level. Basically, this piece acts as the roof for the lower level.

Basically, this piece acts as the roof for the lower level. Lower Level Roof: The attachable
Basically, this piece acts as the roof for the lower level. Lower Level Roof: The attachable
Basically, this piece acts as the roof for the lower level. Lower Level Roof: The attachable

Lower Level Roof: The attachable roof that lays on top of the lower level.

With the creation of the lower level roof, dimensions of the upper level were drawn onto the piece. Principally, this piece would be placed on top of the lower level whereas the upper level will be built on top.

lower level whereas the upper level will be built on top. Upper Level Dimensions: The addition

Upper Level

Dimensions:

The addition of the design’s upper level dimensions placed on top of the lower level roof.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the dimensions marked onto the piece, the upper level foamcore pieces were

With the dimensions marked onto the piece, the upper level foamcore pieces were measured and cut. Essentially, the same process practised for the lower level pieces was used. The process of adding textures of bricks, sky and windows was also repeated. Eventually after many hours, the eight required pieces for the upper level were complete and were ready for gluing.

for the upper level were complete and were ready for gluing. Upper Level: The required eight

Upper Level: The required eight pieces needed to complete the upper level of the design.

Before each piece was glued, a test was commenced. This test was to learn from my past mistake by observing if any bends and curves were seen. Unfortunately once again, various pieces were seen bent in length. Since this was becoming a reoccurring issue, I decided to research the cause of this problem. I came across a solution stating that PVA glue is a substance consisting of alcohol which results in the bent of materials such as foamcore. Also how I placed excessive pressure and large amounts of PVA glue onto the pieces was also another contribution to the problem. But with the pieces showing only a minor bend, I decided to continue my process. The technique used for the lower level was then once again used as glue was placed along the lines with the pieces positioned on top. After a lengthy process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed.

process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed. Reoccurring Issue: The mystery of the
process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed. Reoccurring Issue: The mystery of the
process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed. Reoccurring Issue: The mystery of the
process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed. Reoccurring Issue: The mystery of the
process, the frame of the upper level was finally completed. Reoccurring Issue: The mystery of the

Reoccurring

Issue:

The mystery of the bent foamcore pieces was finally solved. Curves were caused by the PVA substance and excessive pressure.

Upper Level Frame: The required eight pieces needed to complete the upper level of the design.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the frame of the upper level accomplished, additional supports were added inside.

With the frame of the upper level accomplished, additional supports were added inside. These were added to provide structural support for the upper level roofing, similar to the scenario practised for the lower level. Techniques of placing glue along the lines were repeated as support pieces were positioned on top. After an extensive period, all support pieces were eventually attached.

period, all support pieces were eventually attached. Support: The attachment of additional support pieces within
period, all support pieces were eventually attached. Support: The attachment of additional support pieces within
period, all support pieces were eventually attached. Support: The attachment of additional support pieces within

Support: The attachment of additional support pieces within the upper level.

With the accomplishment of the upper level, it was time to create a roof for the piece. For this process, the frame dimensions of the upper level were marked onto a piece of foamcore and was cut. With the roof piece completed for the upper level, I push backed the gluing process as the addition of roof textures would be more efficient. In order to attach the roofing materials onto the piece, past techniques were used once again. With all roofing textures applied to their allocated pieces, the roof of the upper level was attached, but an error erupted. Knowing that PVA was the source of connection between foamcore, unfortunately, with my roof piece it was excessively curved meaning that glue would be irrelevant in use. With an inaccessible use of glue, I found a solution. I placed multiple sewing pins between the foamcore pieces whereas it led to a stable connection between the roof and upper level. This was a major relief.

The upper level roof piece.
The upper level roof piece.
Addition of roofing textures.
Addition of roofing textures.

Inclusion of pins to support connection.

roofing textures. Inclusion of pins to support connection. Upper Level Roof: The complicated process of attaching
roofing textures. Inclusion of pins to support connection. Upper Level Roof: The complicated process of attaching
roofing textures. Inclusion of pins to support connection. Upper Level Roof: The complicated process of attaching

Upper Level Roof: The complicated process of attaching the roof piece onto the upper level.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the construction of the upper section complete, it was now time to

With the construction of the upper section complete, it was now time to commence the final structural step of attaching the lower level to the upper. With the upper level piece completely seen with many curves and bends, I knew that PVA glue wouldn’t be the proper choice. Instead, I combined the use of PVA glue with the previous technique of sewing pins to hopefully result in maximum connection. With the glue place on top of the support pieces of the lower level, the upper level piece was positioned on top. The use of sewing pins then came into action with many pins penetrating the foamcore. After the inclusion of pins, I was left with a result. This was a positive one as both levels were structurally strong in connection.

The upper level piece.
The upper level piece.
structurally strong in connection. The upper level piece. Placements on glue onto the lower level. Use
structurally strong in connection. The upper level piece. Placements on glue onto the lower level. Use

Placements on glue onto the lower level.

upper level piece. Placements on glue onto the lower level. Use of pins: With the bent
upper level piece. Placements on glue onto the lower level. Use of pins: With the bent

Use of pins:

With the bent and curve of foamcore pieces, the combination of PVA glue and sewing pins was the perfect solution. The pins were inserted between the two levels of the house to provide maximum connection.

the two levels of the house to provide maximum connection. Structurally Finished: Final view of the
the two levels of the house to provide maximum connection. Structurally Finished: Final view of the

Structurally Finished: Final view of the completion of the model’s structural aspects.

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PETER BUI (16653) ATTACHING FEATURES W ith the completion of the model’s structural aspects, environmental features

ATTACHING FEATURES

With the completion of the model’s structural aspects, environmental features were added. To begin, the high powered ZEN solar panel was considered. To represent the solar panel, a 29cm x 7cm piece of foamcore was created. A printed sheet of the texture

of a solar panel was then glued on top. With the piece looking identical to a solar panel,

it was glued on top of the design.

to a solar panel, it was glued on top of the design. Solar Panel: The addition
to a solar panel, it was glued on top of the design. Solar Panel: The addition

Solar Panel: The addition of an environmental feature within the design.

After the addition of the solar panel, the backyard deck was created. Knowing that this deck would be created out of sustainable but recycled wooden materials, an image of timber was printed. This image was then attached to a piece of 29cm x 7cm foamcore whereas it was later glued onto the design.

x 7cm foamcore whereas it was later glued onto the design. Recycled Wooden Deck: The addition

Recycled Wooden Deck: The addition of an environmental feature within the design.

After the backyard deck was created, the next step was to produce a representation of

water tank. For the material, a toilet roll was used whereas printed images of texture were later glued on.

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whereas printed images of texture were later glued on. a Water Tank: The addition of an
whereas printed images of texture were later glued on. a Water Tank: The addition of an
whereas printed images of texture were later glued on. a Water Tank: The addition of an

Water Tank: The addition of an environmental feature within the design.

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PETER BUI (16653) With the accomplishment of the water tank, the solar powered water heating was

With the accomplishment of the water tank, the solar powered water heating was next. For this representation, I found various toy gun bullet holders which were perfect in size and shape. To show a more realistic appearance, texture pictures were attached onto the holders with the use of PVA glue. Eventually it was complete and I was left with a positive result.

it was complete and I was left with a positive result. Solar Powered Water Heating: The
it was complete and I was left with a positive result. Solar Powered Water Heating: The
it was complete and I was left with a positive result. Solar Powered Water Heating: The

Solar Powered Water Heating: The addition of an environmental feature within the design.

With the conclusion of additional features, textures of grass and cement were added across the house design. After that, my environmental house project was officially complete.

my environmental house project was officially complete. Final Solution: The completed view of my 1:40 scaled

Final Solution: The completed view of my 1:40 scaled design.

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PETER BUI (16653) TASK EVALUATION This task was a challenging but an enjoyable assessment to complete.

TASK EVALUATION

This task was a challenging but an enjoyable assessment to complete. Initially, without having any form of experience or knowledge within environmental design, as I progressed throughout the task, I gained an excessive understanding. For example, the research presentation on Adrian Smith was informative to observe as his formats of techniques mildly influenced my perspective on design. In terms of the model design, the various processes of planning, ideas and research were outstandingly helpful as I was guided to a successful final solution. The process of model creation was also significant as throughout the stages of construction, I learnt more about architectural techniques and standards which would be relevant in my future studies. But unfortunately, errors did come through as several pieces of foamcore were bent in shape, leading to minor separations. In conclusion, this task drastically improved my confidence within design as I finally achieved a personal goal of creating a house design while throughout the assessment I learnt many extraordinary aspects of architectural construction and overall environmental design.

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I learnt many extraordinary aspects of architectural construction and overall environmental design. 23 | P a
I learnt many extraordinary aspects of architectural construction and overall environmental design. 23 | P a

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EQUIPMENT USED

PETER BUI (16653) EQUIPMENT USED UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER

UTILITY KNIFE

PETER BUI (16653) EQUIPMENT USED UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER
PETER BUI (16653) EQUIPMENT USED UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER

METAL SET SQAURE

BUI (16653) EQUIPMENT USED UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER TABLE

30CM METAL RULER

USED UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER TABLE SAW HAND SCISSORS

1M WOODEN RULER

UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER TABLE SAW HAND SCISSORS TRIANGULAR

TABLE SAW

UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER TABLE SAW HAND SCISSORS TRIANGULAR

HAND SCISSORS

UTILITY KNIFE METAL SET SQAURE 30CM METAL RULER 1M WOODEN RULER TABLE SAW HAND SCISSORS TRIANGULAR

TRIANGULAR RULER

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MATERIALS USED

PETER BUI (16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED
PETER BUI (16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED

FOAMCORE

PETER BUI (16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED

BOSTIK PVA GLUE

PETER BUI (16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED

WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD)

(16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED TEXTURE SHEETS

SEWING PINS

(16653) MATERIALS USED FOAMCORE BOSTIK PVA GLUE WOODEN BASE (ASH WOOD) SEWING PINS PRINTED TEXTURE SHEETS

PRINTED TEXTURE SHEETS

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GANTT CHART

PETER BUI (16653) GANTT CHART 26 | P a g e
PETER BUI (16653) GANTT CHART 26 | P a g e

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