For my project, I decided to create a Live Conservatory. My Concept is to include a lot of vegetation, such as living walls and plants, surrounding the interior of the silo. Lots of windows have been added to ensure that the plants have enough natural sunlight throughout the day. New skylights have also been included on the roof. I also included a patio deck on both the first and second floors to enjoy the beautiful views of Paisley.
Interior View From The Third Floor Outdoor View From The Second Floor Deck
Here is a render of the Paisley Mill site. As you can see new skylights have been installed because the plants need natural light. I wanted to make all the features of the building easily accessible all around. From the parking area, you can easily access the AODA required ramp, and the stairs leading to the building. Lastly, sitting areas surrounding both the first and second floor decks have been included.
The first floor is the retail area and sitting area around the deck. The elevator is easily accessible and there is two sets of stairs required. Also a barrier-free washroom is included, as well as a universal washroom.
The second floor is the main area. It is the main conservatory which includes lots of plants, and viewing areas from inside and outside. Elevator is accessible, and there are accessible stairs from the deck.
The third floor mainly focuses on the open to below to the second floor and the view outside from the big windows to admire the surroundings
These details are cutting through the main stairs. They show the accessible spaces throughout the floors. You can also see how much natural light is achieved through the skylights.
3D WALL SECTION
This Section is made where the most active and used places in the building. These details are cutting through the main stairs. They show the accessible spaces throughout the floors. You can also see how much natural light is achieved through the skylights on the roof. This Section Shows the open concept of the building which maximizes the lighting required for the living conservatory inside. These plants will grow upwards in the direction of the sun as shown on the living walls. The walls and floors are well insulated so there is no thermal bridging occurring around the joints. This building is made for both summer and winter seasons so that the conservatory can stay all year around.
Sixth-Semester Architectural Technology Student. Just enjoying life.