Posted by Manuel Oliveros on November 04, 2002 at 13:48:52:
In Reply to: Re: dimensions.. posted by GK on November 03, 2002 at 10:55:44:
In places like here ordinances would have much to say. Your use would fall under the Ordenanza de Espectáculos Públicos and the fire code Condiciones de Protección contra Incendios. These alone would mark limits to what you could and couldn't do. However, for an exercise, and as a device in general for design, the architect must project in his/her mind how the activities proper of the use will be developed. This is what I advice you to do and more specially when you have not an intuitive idea of what can be a proper solution for a design; the idea may come as the product of the process. So you think what needs be prepared, and in what amounts, how much space people will take when dancing etc... this gives the required uses to include, approximate guess of the amounts of space, and how the relationships between parts stand.
In this process of design you fit your architecture to the use; form, structure are then requirements of the fitting architecture, and not architecture a product of, say, structure... what can be thought to be anyway the case for buildings so common that typological or even prefabricated solutions exist.
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