Design :: DT LAB

Design for the lab

Design Specification Guide

My Design must include:



  • Percise room dimension in my design which are based off of the real room
  • Four emergency exits
  • Two main entry points
  • Very good ventilation
  • Maximum natural light
  • Function without power
  • Sanitation station
  • Emergency shower
  • Eye washing center
  • Two first aid stations
  • 1 firehose and 2 fire extinguishers
  • Bag and personal belonging storage station
  • Truck loading bay
  • A gallery area
  • Space for 25 students
  • Machinery that will be needed in DT studies which include 1. furniture making (wood) 2. toys for kids (wood) 3. producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and 4. key fob making (acrylic)
  • Storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic
  • Tool storage
  • Safety equipments and safety equipment storage



Design One

This is my first design for the Design Technology Lab room.

Dimensions-Exterior

Length: 14.85 meters

Width: 8.05 meters

Height: 2.71 meters

I Kept the design as simple as I could for my first design, where not many walls have to be torn or built. In this design the blueprint of walls and room dimensions mostly stays the same, except we'll add entrances, doors and windows to connect rooms.

In this design there are in all 6 rooms. Only 1 room was added to the existing area. The wood workshop is the biggest room, since people would tend to work with wood compared to metals, so having a wider space for wood workshop should be good. Another reason it should be big is because of the amount of saw dust that would appear from wood work, and having a larger area would make it feel not too crowded and messy. It is divided into 2 areas: the normal wood work by hand (3 station tables) and heavy wood work (machine). A paint area is also provided at the top right, there is also a window there that I forgot to label. A ventilation is placed near the heavy wood work to help ventilate the heavy amount of saw dust.

The room beside the wood workshop is the metal workshop. This workshop would contain a lot of machinery and you would quite dirty so it is placed next to the sanitation and first aid station. There are 2 windows for light and a ventilation system. The main entrance connects to this room. This room has one emergency exit at the top.

The room connected to the metal workshop and wood workshop is the design room/ research room. The room contains a conference table and bag/personal belonging storage. This room is connected to the storage room, so that when we design we can get the idea of the materials. The main entrance #2 connects to this room.

Emergency showers, toilets and sanitation are connected to the metal workshop. There are 3 shower stalls and 3 toilet stalls. The sanitation center has an emergency exit at the left side.

The storage room has an emergency exit and 2 ventilation systems

Design One Evaluation for Design specification

  • Percise room dimension in my design which are based off of the real room: Yes
  • Four emergency exits: Yes
  • Two main entry points: Yes
  • Very good ventilation: Maybe? In all 5 ventilation system and 4 windows that connect to the outside.
  • Maximum natural light: No, some rooms have no windows
  • Function without power: No, not enough windows
  • Sanitation station: Yes
  • Emergency shower: Yes
  • Eye washing center: Yes
  • Two first aid stations: No, only 1
  • 1 firehose and 2 fire extinguishers: No only 1 fire extinguisher
  • Bag and personal belonging storage station: Yes
  • Truck loading bay: No
  • A gallery area: No
  • Space for 25 students: Yes
  • Machinery that will be needed in DT studies which include 1. furniture making (wood) 2. toys for kids (wood) 3. producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and 4. key fob making (acrylic): Yes
  • Storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic: Yes
  • Tool storage: Yes
  • Safety equipments and safety equipment storage: Yes


Most design specifications were met, but the design has some issues concerning safety and it's function under certain circumstances.


Design Two

This is my 2nd design for the DT Lab room.


Dimensions-Exterior

Length: 14.85 meters

Width: 8.05 meters

Height: 2.71 meters

This design has a really nice interior shape and design. The entrances and gallery where it is most shown in public has a really modern shape; the gallery is seen as a half circle from the inside (where they display works). From the outside (opposite) side of the gallery it is less curvy so I don't end up with a triangle corner where the out side of the half circle meets the wall. The 2 main entrances are placed in at the wall that is connected to the hallway. The first entrance leads to the woodwork gallery which is shaped as a quarter of a circle. The woodwork gallery area has a personal belonging shelf in the middle and wood work equipment beside the entrance to the left of the entrance door(prefer the door to be glass with an alloy frame) there is no barrier between the gallery and woodwork area, but not the wood work room. The wood work area is for designing the wood projects and for small carvings that don't make too much of a mess. At the top right corner of the woodwork area, there is a sanitation center for eye wash and hand washing. I also plan to put a big display window at the side of the wood work area to give natural sunlight and to let people see what you are doing, I also plan on making shelves that are connected to the window to display works through the window. At the very bottom of the wood work area is the wood work room for big projects that require big tools and equipment. The room has 3 big tables for doing work and there are shelves at the side that contain paint and wood materials, and a big windows dividing the paint shelf and the material shelf.

The room next to the wood work area is the Metal work area as well as the loading dock. There is an emergency shower and toilet at the bottom right corner. At the top left corner there is the storage room to keep more metal and wood materials and acrylic paint. If you move up a bit from the storage room you can see the room where you can store unfinished projects to continue later on. Across from the project storage room is a fire extinguisher. Above the metal work area there is also another gallery and a main entrance just like the one above the wood work area, but this one is in the shape of a half circle rather than a quarter, and instead of a shelf to put personal belongings in the middle, there is a conference table instead.



Design two evaluation for design specification

My Design must include:



  • Percise room dimension in my design which are based off of the real room: Yes
  • Four emergency exits: No, only 3
  • Two main entry points: Yes
  • Very good ventilation: No, not in the metal work area
  • Maximum natural light: Yes
  • Function without power: Yes
  • Sanitation station: Yes
  • Emergency shower: Yes
  • Eye washing center: Yes
  • Two first aid stations: No
  • 1 firehose and 2 fire extinguishers: No, 2 extinguisher, but no hose
  • Bag and personal belonging storage station: Yes
  • Truck loading bay: Yes
  • A gallery area: Yes
  • Space for 25 students: Yes
  • Machinery that will be needed in DT studies which include 1. furniture making (wood) 2. toys for kids (wood) 3. producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and 4. key fob making (acrylic): Yes
  • Storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic: Yes
  • Tool storage: Yes
  • Safety equipments and safety equipment storage: Yes


Design Three

Dimensions-Exterior

Length: 14.85 meters

Width: 8.05 meters

Height: 2.71 meters

Design three is the most spacious and simple out of the 3. It has a lot of room to breath and not feel crowded or uncomfortable. This 3rd design should also be the most complete design when compared to the specifications. There are a lot of curvy walls like design 2, but are a lot more more bigger. I won't go into much detail on this design 3, since it is really simple and easy to understand and also I don't have enough time to go in-dept about the design like 1 and 2; so below is the design evaluation for specification.


My Design must include:



  • Percise room dimension in my design which are based off of the real room: Yes
  • Four emergency exits: Yes
  • Two main entry points: Yes
  • Very good ventilation: Yes
  • Maximum natural light: Yes
  • Function without power: Yes
  • Sanitation station: Yes
  • Emergency shower: Yes
  • Eye washing center: Yes
  • Two first aid stations: No,
  • 1 firehose and 2 fire extinguishers: No, 2 extinguisher, but no hose
  • Bag and personal belonging storage station: Yes
  • Truck loading bay: Yes
  • A gallery area: Yes
  • Space for 25 students: Yes
  • Machinery that will be needed in DT studies which include 1. furniture making (wood) 2. toys for kids (wood) 3. producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and 4. key fob making (acrylic): Yes
  • Storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic: Yes
  • Tool storage: Yes
  • Safety equipments and safety equipment storage: Yes

Conclusion

What design have I chosen for my Unit assessment? Why did I choose it?

For my final design I'll use my design no.2, because it is by far my most favorite design and the composition of wall shapes are not to squarish or curve-ish. I really like the idea of the curvy gallery right at the main entrances, because it gives a prestigious and modern feel especially when there is a table in the middle. I also really like the big window at the wood work area that also has a display shelf, it will make the room feel very hollow and not cramped, it also lets people see us work and lets in natural sunlight.

I really like how there is no barrier between 2 of the main sections of the DT lab, but at the same time it is not completely open (it is 2 pillars). Mostly I like the openness of the design.

When I actually create this design, somethings might not be perfectly like the design that I put here, because after looking at it for a while, I am starting to see some flaws, like the triangular corner on the half circle's right side, so I might actually improve some aspects of the design. However everything will stay the same except for some interior wall measurements due to the fact that the measurements of the real model and the one in the sketch book is different and that Google sketch-up might not be able to simply make everything exactly like Design no.2