Material Development in Design

To develop my design further I have gone back to my material palette and developed it to adapt to my developing design. I have tried to introduce new and more contemporary materials to update conquest house and to show a more contemporary spin on the designs.

Revised Material Collage

This developed material palette shows a range of new materials as well as the traditional original material palette. I have developed the existing timbers and included more contemporary terrazzo materials which will contrast effectively, marrying the old and the new architectures. To save the design from becoming too bland or minimalistic, I am working on developing the exterior extension design with a metal weathering steel which should give the proposal a contemporary and modern edge.

Weathering Steel metal cladding on Elevan Campus
Design Development on exterior using weathered steel
Neuse Museum Precedent marrying the new and existing contrast of materials

What is Terrazzo?

 If to sum up the building material in one sentence, terrazzo is described as a composite material, poured in place or prefabricated for precast terrazzo which is used for flooring, base, walls, stair treads, countertops, and other custom products. Terrazzo consists of chips of marble, granite, quartz, glass, shell or other suitable materials. It uses either a cement or epoxy matrix as the binder. (

Terrazzo Material Sample
Terrazzo Material sample

As my design develops I can in the process of developing the material and am currently proposing terrazzo for the stairs and table top material as well as possibly a built in bench.

Work in Progress design Section showing materiality and textures of proposal

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