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INTERIOR DESIGN: “GRADUATE” ARCHITECTS OFFICE.


By Ian Musiimenta

RECEPTION SPACE
RECEPTION SPACE

IDEA

I wanted to achieve a space that will make a client willingly spend their money when they’re in it. A space they would see the value of their money.

SPACES

PLAN SHOWING THE 3 SPACES.
PLAN SHOWING THE 3 SPACES.
RECEPTION SPACE
RECEPTION SPACE
MEETING SPACE
MEETING SPACE
view into ARCHITECTS SPACE
view into ARCHITECTS SPACE

The project has majorly 3 main spaces. The welcoming space <code name: reception>,the meeting room <code name:Presentation room> and the Architects work space. The Reception is meant to be a welcoming space so I gave it more floor to ceiling height compared to other subsequent spaces. I Wanted the architect’s space to be higher off the ground to give hierarchy and for supervision. The Reception has display walls with plaster frames framing pictures of artistic impression of buildings done by the firm to keep the person in waiting area Busy and help him gauge the works the Architect has done.

Meeting space is a transition space between the receptions/welcoming space and the architects workspace, it has views into both spaces and a presentation wall. The is an exhibition space where the architect presents to the client or hold a meeting. for its interior i chose to depict exhibition by using a display wall with plaster frames that frame the projects the architect has done and adjacent to it is a shelf for physical models done. The shelve filter views into the architect’s office. The meeting room is raised by 150mm taking the reception floor as the zero level, and it is lit from under to emphasize the Step making a strip of light below the floor. Architects’ office was given hierarchy by having the highest floor level to give it the view into all the subsequent spaces for monitoring with filtered views. The Architect is able to look at the reception activity when in his work space.

CONCEPT

CONCEPT & CONCEPT SKETCHES.
CONCEPT & CONCEPT SKETCHES.

The project concept being the “Dominance” depicted using the dominance of a straight line to a curve. Ceiling was made by a curve to make a wave in section and the furniture design was dominated by
curves. The wall and floor design was dominated by lines. Which shows fight for supremacy which a straight line wins.

okay let me get this off my my chest, i hate curves i had wished to do a project where i do a David-On-Goliath kinda of thing to the curve, so this is it. Line-on-Curve sort of thing.

COLOR SCHEME

COLOR & MATERIALs
COLOR & MATERIALs

Color scheme was coffee brown and white to achieve the dominance and warm scenario.
Materials to enhance my concept of the project, I wanted the materials that will have a color of earth which is brown and combined it with white to come up with a warm touch to the space. This depicts the behavior of a person being calm when feeling inferior or a subject to the dominant. The spaces have filtered views into other spaces which were achieved by Book shelves and Model shelves, it makes the spaces connected.

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Download the full PDF HERE >>> INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTATION PDF

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LOW COST HOUSING IN UGANDA , AFRICA.

The project was aimed at providing housing opportunities for homeless families that live in the backyards of the informal Nabweru, and also for informal settlements scattered across the greater area of the Nansana Town council, Wakiso District in Uganda, East Africa It has a distinct lack of conventional housing.

The two major requirements for housing construction are materials and labour which are in abundance in this neighborhood. Labour is abundant, untrained in skills, when taught the construction methods these people can construct themselves these houses. Materials case, Nabweru has red soil which people were making bricks to sell instead of putting a roof on their heads. The most part of the building composition is burnt brick which makes sense both in terms of cost and comfort.

Like Laurie Baker says “….my interest is in small houses and humble people” so did for the humble people of Nabweru, I designed a small house where a humble person of Nabweru would feel comfortable in and call home.

Laurie Baker who I consider successful in his drive for simplicity in low cost housing said “Let a brick wall look like a brick wall. A stone wall should look like a stone wall and not plastered or painted to look like marble. Architecture not be something dishonest”

This informed what kind of house I should make for the low income humble people of nabweru.

FLOOR PLAN

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SECTIONAL 3D
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FLOOR PLAN
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3D IMPRESSION of the single unit
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4 units on a 30x30m plot

 

Caught in the web.
Caught in the web.
Presenting the project to the locals.
Presenting the project to the locals.

 

present the peoject to the locals of nansana
present the peoject to the locals of nansana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Project

  • Is truly low cost
  • Is the most energy efficient building system
  • has environmental advantages
  • has most widely available and least expensive building material in the world – earth
  •  involves unskilled local people in erection of the buildings – thereby encouraging ‘ownership’

HOUSE PRESENTATION PDF DOWNLOAD HERE >>> HOUSING IAN

STRUCTURAL PLAN PDF DOWNLOAD >>> IAN Nabweru STRUCTURAL plan detail

RICARDO BOFILL CONTRIBUTION TO PLANNING Discussed.

  Authored by Musiimenta Ian Oswald

Ricardo Bofill L , A Spaniard Architect who has some Urban Planning projects and principles. In the Next slides a group Of us Makerere University YEAR 4 Architecture Students discuss and share the world the role of Ricardo Bofill in Urban Planning through a select projects of his.

We cover lessons Ugandan towns can pick from A number of his projects.

Meet the Team;

  • Musiimenta Ian Oswald (Author)
  • Kisembo Emmanuel
  • Mwesigwa Allan Jerome
  • Owor Derrick Michael

At the end of the pictures are the powerpoint and PDF copies of this presentations. Feel free to download for your personal use and Library

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DOWNLOAD PDF Document HERE >>> GROUP 10 – RICARDO BOFILL

DOWNLOAD Powerpoint Document HERE >>>> GROUP 10 – RICARDO BOFILL

NABWERU NORTH PLANNING- ECONOMIC ANLYSIS BY TEAM 4

Authored By Ian Musiimenta

MEET THE ECONOMIC ANALYSTS

TEAM 4

Nabweru being annexed to Nansana for planning purposes, the economic activities in Nansana have been influenced by its proximity to Uganda’s Capital city Kampala. This proximity has seen the growth of Nansana as a dormitry town since most people who reside in Nansana work in Kampala and come back in the evening hours making Nansana more vibrant in the night. Slide6Slide9

Nansana town council authirities are not ok with the idea of it being a dormitory town reason being and we found out they were right, “there will be no sources of revenue if nansana continues to be a dormitry town…” we found out alot of businness’ that comeup at night are not taxed hence the council loosing out on revenue. We looked at this as a planning opportunity though its currently a revenue weakness.

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As TEAM 4 doing the economic analysis in Nabweru we covered the activities taking place:

  • ON and OFF site
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • FORMAL AND INFORMAL ACTIVITIES
  • NATURE OF BUSINNESS’
  • SOURCE OF INCOME
  • EFFECTS OF THE BUSINESS
  • REAL ESTATE
  • YOUTH EMPOWEREMENT PROGRAMMES etc.

A few challenges were encountered in information collection since most of the people didn’t tend to be honest about their financial information but working together with the Nansana town council we got the revenue report and all information about the registered legal businness’ in Nansana town.

   INFORMAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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  • Most of the markets on the site are small street markets with 3-5 vendors; usually women selling mostly food stuffs.
  • Some of them have stalls while others operate in  open spaces.
  • Wholesalers bringing in food stuffs and other items in bulk  on lorries and pick ups etc., are charged a once and for all fee on those items each time they supply the market (distribution fee)
  • These markets operate during the day ( between 8am and 8pm).

   TRANSPORT:

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The most used mode of transport off the site are commuter taxis which charge between 1000-2000 shillings from Nabweru to Kampala for a 10.6 KM distance.

Taxi’s drop people on the stage on Nabweru road where they board BODA BODA (motorcycles) or walk through foot paths to their residences.

   FABRICATION:

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The  fabrication  classification on the site is mainly divided into segments

  • Carpentry
  • Metal works
  • Building bricks
  • Others (clay works, crafts etc.)

MEASURES TAKEN BY THE TOWN COUNCIL.

NansanaTown Council aims to boost growth from 6.5% to 7% over the medium term by the following measures;

    • Improvement in transport infrastructure and utility services by routine maintenance of roads, tarmacking of roads, grading of roads.
    • The council encouraged banking institutions like Advance Uganda which has provided loans to people so that they can start up small businesses.
    • Removal of bureaucratic barriers to investment.
    • Nansana Town Council has also increased employment opportunity to the local people in the way that the Town Council has employed Town street Cleaners, Porters.
    • Modernization / commercialization of agriculture, with emphasis on value addition through the NAADS Programme.

     POLICIES THAT HAVE AFFECTED BUSINESS.

    Property Tax.

The Local Government (Rating Act) was passed and the implementation is as follows:

Under the Act, property taxes are levied on the following categories of properties:

(i) Commercial and industrial buildings in both rural and  Urban areas;

(ii) residential buildings in urban areas only;

The council also collects other taxes from the locals in the categories of Licenses, Permits, Bill boards fees and other fees.

    Prohibitive tax.

  • This is a tax that has been introduced to be levied on containers and kiosks put on roadsides for business. This was a way to reduce on the influx of these containers and kiosks.

    Placement fee.

  • On top of the prohibitive tax, owners of containers and kiosks now have to pay a placement fee.
  • Before any advert is put up on a building, it has to be approved by the council. This is in order for the council to maintain ‘sanity’ in the town

SWOT ANALYSIS:

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 PROPOSALS

Based on the analysis we made some SKETCHY PROPOSALA which we will add to and enrich upon getting analysis from other teams that were covering diffrent categories.

All PROPOSALS here are econimic based for the better of the Nabweru women who were mostly affected by poverty.

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MIXED MEDIA RENDERS: Pencil, Water colour, Pen. and what you see.

ARTIST’S RESIDENCE

Doing an entire project in sketches. Artist’s Residence. Its been long since i posted due to semesters busy schedules as you know 3rd year. While doing my PORTFOLIO(musiimenta-ian-folio.pdf) I Did an enhancement of my 2nd year project in sketches, wanted to know if i could re-do that project now, how would it be and how it would look and pulling it off too. I think i did it justice, would you want to see the 3D too ?

3D of the Residence.
3D of the Residence.
PLANS SECTIONS ELEVATION 3D
CONCEPT Development
CONCEPT Development

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT PORTFOLIO

I have read articles headed like this before but you can now click the link below and download IAN’S ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO. All content in is hand made except the compiling.

musiimenta-ian-folio.pdf

WATER COLOUR: Solar Panel Manufacture Industry.

 

FACTORY PROJECT: Looked for a gift to give Luzira informal settlers in Uganda after being disturbed by KCCA years back, having lived in the shadow of their people being shot at<some died> in an illegal eviction. I wanted to get them out of the shadow,,,,,,, SOLAR PANEL FACTORY.SAM_4567 SAM_4576 SAM_4575 SAM_4566 SAM_4565 SAM_4577

Crazy #ARCHITECTURE

Crazy things architecture students do.

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