For the previous exercise (see: Production and Parts – part 1) the office building of WillemsenU architects was analysed. The concrete structure of that building was based on the Dom-ino concept of Le Corbusier. Attached to this structure, the HSB profiles were placed and as a cladding material wooden battens were used. The architect mentioned during an interview that the concrete structure is fixed, but the façade can be replaced, since it has no loadbearing function. This seemed particularly interesting for this course. Therefore I decided to use some elements of the previous exercise. The building will consist of a loadbearing structure, with HSB profiles attached to it and finished with cladding material. Since this is a movable building, the heavy concrete (Dom-ino) structure is not sufficient. Choosen is to use a laminated beam structure.
The building has an total length of 27,8 meters and a width of 7,8 meter. All of the facades will be covered with wooden battens, except for the terrace-side. This is where the building opens towards the public. Visitors enter the building through this terrace, which provides a sheltered space in case of wind and rain, but which also gives the visitors visuals into the building. This terrace has a size of 28 square meter. The next space can be used as an exhibition space in case of the Dutch Design Week or another event. In other periods it can be used as a workshop space. This room has a size of 122 m2. The next room is another workshop area, where students can work during events, but which can also serve as a small lecture room or additional exhibition area. This room has a floor space of 64 square meter. Windows placed between beams provide visuals trough the wooden battens on the surroundings. During the day it filters the daylight and in the night it causes an interesting play of light.
In the folowing pictures the floorplan, sections and elevations can be seen. The image of the construction shows us that the buildingstructure is made out of series of wooden beam/column structures placed behind eachother, where smaller beams are applied to connect them. Underneath the structures, concrete blocks are placed which serve as the building’s foundation. A selection of details is added to explain this: