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    Portfolio New Housing Estate

    This is a cut down version of the design document that I am working on as part of my portfolio, this project has taken about 8 weeks so far.

    The project is of a 90 acre site to include Residential units, Retail Park and a Sport & Community Centre.

    I am Currently working on the full design document, with all building plans included, at the moment. Will upload a link to it when finished.

    All comments welcomed.

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    Wow, you crammed a lot of stuff on 90 acres. Looks pretty cool.

    I'd rethink the dead end parking (at the sports complex and the apartments). If all the spots are filled and someone drives down the lane looking for a spot, what do the do when they get to the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadman56 View Post
    All comments welcomed.
    In no particular order:

    1. UK D&B contractors will typically require "external" roof drainage (for insurance purposes) so your (rather decorative) out-flying eaves should, really, show how you're going to handle the RWPs - because they will greatly change the articulation of your facade.

    2. A site/proposal like this MUST (IMHO) rely on standard assemblies and details - you would do well to develop some sheets that elaborate on your design "language" i.e materials, features, etc.... your "kit of parts" essentially. This would "prove" that you've considered standardisation-in-constructon, whilst no succumbing to designed-monotony.

    3. You would do well to add a set "strategy" plans that talk through the different phasing/typologies diagrammatically, sequentially, rather than try to convey it all in one go (as you have with page 2) - no harm having an "overview" page, but the next pages would really benefit from sheets focused on a singular site plan (perhaps "decorated" by mini-thumbnail perspectives and such) showing, in turn, the way you're handling zoning and such. Filters would be a good friend for this.

    4. You've lost the titleblock on Page 2

    5. Your views, (for instance on pg5) are pleasant enough, but they need to be "located" - so that the reader can follow a narrative from one page to the next, a key plan, with viewpoint indicators, will aid such viewer/reader "wayfinding" immensely.

    6. If you've developed them enough, I would document each building type singularly per sheet, (rather than cram multiple types on pg6-9) - keep the the perspective views, but relegate them to a background, or thumbnail, and elaborate on the building proper - i.e. elevations, plans, sections, etc.

    7. "Balconies" at ground floor? No-no. You would do well to look into SafeByDesign, Code For Sustainable homes and NHBC guidance on such matters - if you don't want your designs to be critically panned as non-compliant (I'm unsure at what level, or how ferocious, your critique is going to be).

    8. Those wonky windows on community centre....? I'd say stick with grid of the panellisation. But that's just me.

    9. The site plan & 3d view on pg2 & 3 are far too dark - Raise up the ambient light, and tune down some of the materials so that they're shaded appearance is lighter.

    10. There's a distinct lack of shadows!? They greatly add too views, even just simple elevations. I can't condone the manipulation of the sun position - but you can certainly choose a better time of day/year.

    11. It's a very car-centric development - a little slice of (v.dense) suburbia - where are pedestranised/communal spaces, (beyond the road side pavement), where do people "live" (beyond the confines of their homes) in the area? Where are the informal exterior spaces that make neighbourhoods? You need more green space, you need more areas away from roads for children, hell people, to use without the need for a car - think non-linear parks and roadless segregation of certain housing block types around public shared-space courtyards. Ask yourself, where would I buy my morning pint of milk?

    12. Further to the above, one thing I think you've missed, is the (current) trend for underground parking - certainly a 6-8 story building should be getting them... and a section 108 on parking would solve the need to put so many garages and driveways into the site...which by the way, really should be articulated away from/differentiated from a front door/building face.

    13.... no, I've been critical enough. You've produced a great amount of work, but a little bit of delicate attention to certain details would help no end.




    8. You would do well to hunt out examples of large-scale development plans to see how those reports are collated.

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    As I indicated in the post this is a cut down version of the document, this was to allow me to upload it here, the full document will include information on my design, position of shops / common spaces, size of houses / buildings, road layout etc.

    At the moment the full design document, which includes all the linked revit models layouts, is up to 270 pages, and is a 60Mb pdf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadman56 View Post
    this is a cut down version of the document
    Appreciated, but I guess what confused me is the bit about "I am working on as part of my portfolio"... 9 pages as part of a portfolio? You need 3-4 sheets (max) for job application examples... for uni. maybe a bit more, but then this :

    Quote Originally Posted by cadman56 View Post
    At the moment the full design document, which includes all the linked revit models layouts, is up to 270 pages, and is a 60Mb pdf.
    What/who are making this for? No one is ever going to wade through all of that.

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