Final Year Project – Passive Modular Residence

Hi, my name is Akim Makumbi.

Welcome to the UCLan Architectural Technology final year degree show and review. 

My final year design project proposals explore the implementation of sustainable approaches in multi-generational residential design through building materiality, environmental consideration (project site activity and building envelope assembly) and biodiversity.

Project Brief

The aim of the project is to reach a design resolution produce an inclusive, biophilic, modular house for a multi-generational family in order to help develop a sense of unity, community and empowerment within domestic residences and homes by project completion.

The design scheme and approach for the project shall comprise implementation of passive design themes such as green architectural roofs, interior communal open spaces (courtyard) and modular/prefabrication wall systems.

The final design proposals may also allow future flexibility in material maintenance and performance to accommodate and meet the ever-changing demands and spatial requirements of the end user.

All in all, the presented project proposals aim to be sustainable with a housing strategy in consideration to allow affordability and comfort.

Site existing conditions and photography


The site chosen is strategically located adjacent to Harrison road along Garstang main road and presents varied opportunities with consideration to the design brief and client requirements.

The location of the site is labelled by a Red Marked dot.

Site existing conditions and photography Image

Site current conditions and access


Site current coditions show use of site area as a soical park, therefore project dircetion takes into significant considertions to biodiversity as part site invesitgation, analysis and design concept development

Site current conditions and access Image

Site and Project location


The site chosen is strategically located adjacent to Harrison road along Garstang main road and presents varied opportunities with consideration to the design brief and client requirements.

Site and Project location Image

Proposed Site Plan


The proposed site plan was my first port of call during design brief excecution to understand the layout and placement of services, legibility and access around the site

Proposed Site Plan Image

Proposed Floor Plans - Ground floor


The final design proposals of the brief achieves a simple modular residence with passive house features and is highly inclusive of all users, activities and furture occupants. The final building evelope is predominantly timber frame structure as respresented in the detailed floor plan below.

Proposed Floor Plans - Ground floor Image

Proposed Floor Plans - First floor


Detailed first floor plan 

Proposed Floor Plans - First floor Image

Roof Skeleton - Timber Trussing


Timber trussed roof skeleton of the building demonstrating the different glulam member wood compositions within the roof structure. 

Roof Skeleton - Timber Trussing Image

Elevation Proposals - South


South residence elevation faces Garstang road (main house entrance direction), with construction dimensions

 

Elevation Proposals - South Image

Elevation Proposals - East


East building elevation faces Harrison road, interior courtyard is exposed to natural light sources and passive ventilation as part of design strategy.

The house’s sustainable strategy for implementation of a green roof system as a sustainable design feature is also visible in this drawing.

Elevation Proposals - East Image

Elevation Proposals - North


The North building elevation faces the rear of site overlooking other surrounding residences along Harrison road, with constrcution dimensions

Elevation Proposals - North Image

Section Proposals - East


The West building elevation is overlooked by other surrounding properties along Garstang road, with constrcution dimensions

Section Proposals - East Image

3D Axonometric (Building and Site)


Perspective view of the passive modular dwelling proposal on Harrison Road for a multi generational family.

3D Axonometric (Building and Site) Image

Section Proposals - Detailed North Facing


The detailed North facing section demonstrates design details of interior, exterior structural and foundation callout componenets with  annotations for key construction details on construction  site.

Section Proposals - Detailed North Facing Image

Section Proposals - East


The rendered East facing section demonstrates passive design/ sustainable features such as the open courtyard roof allowing positive ventilation, air flow and natural light exposure inside the building. 

Section Proposals - East Image

Section Proposals - West


The rendered West facing section demonstrates timberframe structral composition of building,  legibility and access within the building (wooden staircase) 

Section Proposals - West Image

Detail Proposals - Foundation


 Rendered detail drawing for building foundation to wall connection,demonstrates timberframe structral composition and foundation strength.

Detail Proposals - Foundation Image

Detail Proposals - Internal Wall


 Rendered detail drawing for building partitioninig wall to foundation connection,demonstrates timber insulated wall and floor sound insulation within the building.

Detail Proposals - Internal Wall Image

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
  • Design
    • Architecture