Thomas Yang


Class of: 2023

Major: Product Design BFA

Medium: Adobe Photoshop

Faculty: Christian Nguyen

Prompt: Choose a homestead concept - it can be modern, ancient or futuristic. See examples below, come up with your ideas. Look at your site and think about the angles and placement of the building. Sketch your concept reference - do some multiple views. From these sketches, make a plan (top aerial) view and an elevation of the building using your height as a scale. The final step is to create a render on the site assigned.

This homestead is inspired by the house called Casa and Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro. The grasslands include Piet Oudolf’s flowers on the right hill as well. The homestead has been pulled into a two-point perspective from a plan view of the house designed prior. Having three walls of glass around a single space allows for sunlight to illuminate the home. The material finishes of the interior are a light-weight white oak and rammed earth walls in the heavier spaces of the house. The homestead was first hand-drawn, translated to CAD, and finally rendered with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.