3200 Maple Drive | Atlanta

Design + Research I Studio | Fall 2019

Instructor: John Peponis

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Light is a universal condition for all potential human action and achievement and an essential part of the atmosphere of any space. The architectural design is combined with the biophilic impact of light to generate conditions of natural light as per requirement throughout the day for users’ well-being. 

 

In this project, the traditional concerns with orientation and prospect are considered, with the intent of achieving maximum daylight across the apartment according to varying situations. The trapezoidal plan based on the 45-45-90 grid helps to augment the area, planning, and light entering the spaces. 

 

The chosen site mediates diverse scales of urban development and movement, situated as it is between Piedmont Road, a major artery, and Maple Drive, a local street.