Charlie Ekstrom

Journal Entry For
Module 3 - Project Goals Targets & Strategies

  • Design Goal: My Design goal is to create a building that uses as much of the surrounding environment and natural elements as possible, along with connecting to the environment itself
  • Measure: via visuals, can be seen via exterior and interior incorporation of nature along with natural elements that are locally sourced
  • Targets:
    • minimally acceptable value: focus on use of local woods and materials
    • desired / target value: complete integration of natural life into the design via live walls, open elements/outdoor circulation, natural build materials such as locally sourced wood, etc.
  • Strategies:
    • one design strategy that I’d like to explore in my design to achieve this goal is to source local materials to prevent hefty travel expenses and energy usage
    • a second design strategy is to work with the curves of the landscape, as I do not want to disrupt the natural elements of a given area to severely
    • Lastly, I want to incorporate natural light and exterior circulation as much as possible into the building.