Site is located at the heart of the UNL City Campus in the Love Library quad.
Programmatic layout - First floor
Overall location of each program.
Programmatic layout - Second floor
Programmatic configuration of second floor.
Informal program & outdoor relations
Location of informal program and their exterior adjacencies.
Formal program & outdoor relations
Location of formal program and their adjacencies.
Informal spaces - Atria
Atriums are used as circulation, informal gathering, and collaboration space.
All spaces have an immediate access to circulation that leads them to either an egress or directly outside.
Building axon with context
Building massing with context.
Bubble diagram explains the relationship between various programs.
Circulation diagram on the left and program diagram on the right.
First floor plan
First floor plan in relationship with landscape.
Rendering showing the informal transitional space.
Rendering of meeting room for faculty and students overlooking the main atrium.
[Spring Semester 2013]
[Instructors: David Karle & Sarah Thomas Karle]
[In collaboration with: Anthony Robinson (Landscape architecture) & Christopher Brockhoft]
This studio will investigate the intersection of landscape design, architecture, and planning in the making of spaces within an institutional setting. It will also serve as a means to explore the possibilities for landscape to shape architecture.
In groups of three (two architecture students and one landscape architecture student) students will work to develop a framework plan including the re-design of the first floor of Love Library North, the surrounding open space, and massing of two additional academic buildings. Students will build upon your previous work in studio to frame project goals for your team’s framework plan. These goals should inform building size, locations, and layout of the framework massing. Analysis should also support integrated program size and location of buildings and open space. The phase will directly influence the size scale and proportion of your individual designs. Architecture students should consider program(s) scale, size, quantity, and location during this phase. Landscape architecture students should consider open space program, circulation networks, vegetation massing, and grading strategies during this phase. The framework plan should respond to the context, inform future detail design, and tie into the larger campus vision.
The outline of programmatic space provided below is intended as generic container for human interaction. Within these spaces students are expected to outline an awareness and understanding of the reciprocal and interactive relationship between site and architecture. The program should not be taken as building or landscape, but be considered open to interpretation and related to the larger interdisciplinary design ideas. Successful projects will be actively involved in questioning and deliberating upon the theoretical issues involved and the interplay between building and site.
- Meeting room(s)
- Lecture hall(s)
- Department Administration(s)
- Janitorial support
- Public restroom(s)
- Informal learning / gathering
- Public reception area
Total area per building must not exceed 100,000 sf.
Project requirements and phases
- P1.3 GOAL BOARD: Develop comprehensive project goals for framework plan. Goals should include transportation, open space, density, and building character.
- P1.4 LOVE LIBRARY QUADRANGLE INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS DIAGRAMS: Inventory site and produce diagrams to develop analysis for building locations, open space strategies, and appropriate programmatic adjacencies.
- P1.5 PROGRAMMATIC ANALYSIS BOARDS: Quantify program type, adjacencies and square footage for assigned building precedents.
- P1.6 FRAMEWORK PLAN: Articulated build footprints, building entrances, building heights, vehicular circulation, pedestrian circulation, contour plan with grading strategy, vegetation strategies, shadows, and annotations.
- P1.7 FRAMEWORK PLAN MODEL: Articulated build footprints, building entrances, vehicular circulation, pedestrian circulation, contour plan with grading strategy, vegetation strategies.
- P1.8 (2) FRAMEWORK PLAN SECTION/ELEVATIONS: Illustrating key building placement into topography, vegetation massing, circulation, and sequencing.
- P1.9 FRAMEWORK PLAN DIAGRAMS: Key diagrams illustrating conceptual framework strategy (building placement/orientation, circulation hierarchy, vegetation strategy).
- P2.1 DIAGRAMS: Axonometric program & building massing, diagrammatic plans & sections, facade diagrams, building circulation, and plan with structural grid.
- P2.2 DRAWINGS: Building plans, ground floor with adjacent context, Building sections (N/S & E/W min.), minimum 3 exterior & 3 interior perspectives, section-perspective line drawing (split drawing), wall section (showing facade, structure, and internal space), and combination drawing / hybrid drawing.
- P2.3 MODELS: 1/8" sectional model, 2" minimum base with adjacent sidewalks, show interior walls & stairs (handrails as surfaces).