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  • Well done! This project developpement, starting from the old city of Fez, seems really interesting. Using voronois was such a good idea. Including sustainable energies is also a great point, especially in this part of the world. It makes me think of the new Abu Dhabi's Guggenheim, where they're gonna use an old arabic ecological system for making the building breath. Amazing project.
  • Thanks a lot, we are gonna make the changes as soon as possible, and try with synthetic one.... We had a graphical bug with third one,it was suppose to be a slop analysis for all the site.... The density of subdivision is fairly true but not corresponding to a precise data, we will explain it in another diagram, See you soon!Thanks!
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on CAMPUS PLAN
    The influence of the topography and roads is much, much clearer, as well as the fact that these are sections which intersect with the dunes but also pass over the valleys. Labels are always helpful: elevation (28m,32m...) as well as the list of influencing factors. For those that are influenced by the wind, it would be helpful to see the windlines in a very light lineweight overlaid. The strategy of making the subdivsions by group makes sense. Where there is a branch, the polylines you use should both include the trunk, the division there will simply be zero width. To get true perpendiculars you would need to find the point on the first curve, project it to the closest point on the second, and then make a new domain out of the tvalues like this: ghx, 3dm (be careful with shaded preview). It could also be nice to color the divisions by their width, maybe?
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on Diagrams serie
    On the 5th page, the top half is better explained by the previous diagrams. The bottom diagram is a little empty. It's only the size that is changing? or any other properties? I miss the diagrams that showed the direction and degrees of the openings. The last image is very pretty. Including the water tanks would make the connecting line doesn't look so accidental. Is the density of subdivision significant? Spell check!
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on Diagrams serie
    The first two plans look great, integrating the form with the topography is quite evocative. i still wonder whether there isn't a drawing that combines your first and fourth images in to a synthetic analysis drawing. Is part of the slope mesh missing in the third image? Something is misaligned. Also the lower half of that image is zoomed in, correct? It would be helpful to have a box of the region represented, especially since one image has the mesh underlay and the other topolines. The sequence of site diagrams is quite nice, but you need a key to explain what each symbol means. At the same time you don't need nearly so much white space on the left side of the image. Minor issues: you shouldn't but two topo plans directly next to one another, the lines tend to run together, leave a space; the heaviest line in these images is the border of the site, which is a lot less important than the information you are trying to present and should be softened visually.In the 2nd and 4th images you might want to strengthen the actual information as well, currently very hard to see (especially the yellow). Compared to the blue fills on the 1st and 3rd these diagrams are visually retreating.
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? jeanne on Environmental forces mapping
    Thank you both very much for your helpful input.I am intending to do a 3rd architectural and landscape plan and will try to make the second schematic plan more explicit and more about the relations of canals and courtyards. The green topography is indeed supposed to denote vegetation. The road sometimes goes through the hills (where there is parking space) and the water canals can go underground in some points, like in Indien islamic architecture, but this was still not shown in the plans...
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on Environmental forces mapping
    On the first plan I don't read the superimposed growth strategy; is it the mesh? The drawing could use a key or labels as Jorge says. You should also make a stronger distinction between the canals that are part of the plan and those that are only showing runoff patterns (color or lineweight). I'm not entirely sure how to interpret the second drawing. It looks like a plan, but is still a little too schematic. At the same time it is a little too neutral for a schematic drawing. If you are producing a third drawing of architecture and landscape detail, I would make this drawing more about the conditions and situations you have on the site. For example, different graphic treatment of the courtyards that are directly above a canal node, courtyards above the canal that are not on a node, and courtyards that are neither. Or comparing courtyards that are in the valleys of your roof topography and those that have higher elevations. Right now, the exterior edge is confusing. If it is a reflected ceiling plan it should be a dashed line, if it is a zone or territory the line should be lighter, if it is a material difference, it shouldn't cross the canals and the existing topolines should be fainter underneath. The green topography notation in places crosses canals and roads (or is this an accident?) As the only colored lines they draw a lot of attention, but are not as considered as some of your other geometry. Are they actually green to denote vegetation? For the actual plan, as in your precedents, you don't want only channels, but also pools at certain locations (the oases) to reinforce their status, this will also help these read as the actual lowest points of collection on your plan and the primary nodes in the area under the building which becomes very networklike. Lastly, I think there is an opportunity to create secondary nodes by looking at your network and emphasizing certain nodes, like those which occur directly under a courtyard. Of course you will also want to resolve the intersections of canals and roads, give some sense of the materiality of the ground plane (all hardscape or planted, edges, circulation paths).
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on Post Workshop Drawings
    In general, the overlay works well. A few adjustments which could make it a bit more legible: The built area looks quite flat, it might help to use the contour lines as overlaid transparencies, also for the dunes. You should also show the protected exterior space in the footprint. It is difficult to tell in a plan view if this is the case, but it also seems odd that the buildings have the same slope all across their front faces. The vectors before-iteration need to be a bit lighter than the after-iteration vectors, right now they are too similar to distinguish. Try printing a section of this at the scale it will be on your boards to confirm how it will appear from a few meters away. Roads should be grey if they are coming in after the anaylysis rather than blue for consistency. The site border should be in your key and differentiable from the Base Shape. On the whole, your key can be smaller, it doesn't need to take the whole vertical length of the drawing, especially since the lower right corner is empty. Watch your layer order. The areas where the dunes overlap your grey shapes looks wrong unless those masses are embedded in the dune. even then it would take a few topolines before they were covered.
  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/organicites/2010b/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Trevor on How to unroll double curve???Emergency!!!
    This could help, maybe. screenshot reuploaded with a bug fix: here
  • Congratulations on your recent production Frederik. By far one of the most succesful set of drawings. This is the proof that there is no recipe for success. You know better than anyone your motivation, the one that is catalysing such clear production. I think the drawings discussions around the table and the long discussions with Nat gave you clarity and sharpness within your project. One of the most representative precedents in terms of shifting from a wireframed grid towards a protogeometrical masterplan (your stage right now) is here: http://www.ayarchitecture.com/#764868/networked-territories, Same for mappings with circles, and distances making 3D strategies way more grounded. I look forward to the upcoming production and do not hesitate to ask if you have any doubt regarding the purpose of doing meaningful drawings :) Although now I think you know it

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