1 HOUR DESIGN PROJECT

GRAND CANYON PAVILION

1 hour design project example - design a pavilion in the Grand Canyon America to observe the wild animals of the canyon

project brief + research

time to complete - 15 minutes

brief: Design a small pavilion in the Grand Canyon, America to observe the 596 species of wild animals of the canyon

brief specifications: Pre-fabricated pavilion, helicoptered into place on the side of the canyon, base & exterior walls of pavilion geometrically shaped to suit the contour topography of the land, core drilled rock anchor structural support, 

1 bedroom, 1 eco bathroom, no cooking facilities, solar panel power, designer stairs to roof, helicopter roof pad


brief key words: Pre-fabricated building, mountain views, box shape, designer stairs, helicopter access

key design features: Large window, simple design, designer stairs, helicopter roof pad 

design drawings

time to complete - 5 minutes

plan, elevation, section, interior perspective drawings - fold A4 paper into 4 parts & draw concept designs of pavilion 

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plan + elevation drawings - 1:58 minute video 

section + interior perspective drawings - 2:44 minute video 

3d model

time to complete - 5 minutes

3d model pavilion using Sketchup + Google Maps. Import geo location information from google maps & use land form terrain to create a 3d topographical model of the site location. Import 3d pavilion model into the site terrain model 

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concept design visuals

time to complete - 35 minutes

Edit images to create concept design visuals. Use Photoshop or Pixlr or other image editing software to create a composite image of pavilion design. Images from the Internet: helicopter, people, sky. I deleted the backgrounds of the helicopter & people & added them to the Sketchup image, replaced the background with the sky image & made the pavilion window white.

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Internet image references

helicopter, people, sky