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BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS: CHECKLIST FOR CASE STUDY

SITE ANALYSIS:
1. Site Location and building Rules 2. Approach Road/s- Direction, Width, Nature of traffic, Condition 3. Surrounding Land use a. Offsite Benefits b. Offsite Nuisances 4. Site a. b. c. d. e. f. g. Plot area Plot Coverage Topography Landscape Existing Services Existing Structures and Built area Plot Dimensions:

BUILDING:
1. Building Setback 2. Landscape a. Existing Plants types b. Existing Natural Elements: Water bodies, Etc. 3. Building Services a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. Water: Water Tank, Supply system, Motor Room, Treatment, Filtration Power Drainage Communications Waste Disposal Air Conditioning: Plant Rooms, Location, Size, Number Lighting Security Fire Safety Parking Sump Tank/ Treatment Plant Delivery/ Pick up: Postal, Courier, Goods Pedestrian Paths Universal Access Ventilation and Humidity Control Sound reinforcement, Ducts, Location, Size, Vertical, Horizontal, Lining, Closing

r. Control Systems: Openings, Lifts, Lighting, etc. s. Fuel/ s delivery and storage t. Parking Facilities: Habits, Time, Mode, Area, Number, Location, Safety

4. Basic data about Building activities a. Day Time, Night Time, Number of Occupants, Age, Sex, Special Considerations b. Location of different activities in building c. Details of Storage: Areas, Properties of Goods d. Processes e. Peak hours of building Operation 5. Characteristic of the Building a. Building Shape b. Building Height- Number of floors c. Orientation of the Building: Views, Climatic, Sun, Wind, Others: Specify d. Total Floor Area: i. Ground Floor ii. First Floor iii. Second Floor iv. Etc

e. List of Activity Areas: Major areas, Supporting/ Servicing areas f. Existing Circulation diagram g. Sense of Orientation h. Interconnection of Spaces

i. Building Volume, Volume of individual Spaces 6. Details of activity areas: (Conduct activity analysis for each activity) a. List of Furniture, Equipment, Things, Objects or Belongings in use: Their design qualities, Condition, Storage requirements b. Interior Items: Furnishings, Carpets, Curtains, Hangings c. Spatial order, Organization d. Sense of Security/ Privacy e. Sense of Scale, Proportion 7. Fenestration a. Location of Doors and Window Openings, Visual Access through openings from inside to inside, from inside to outside and from outside to inside b. Quality and Availability of Daylight c. Qualities of Views d. Protection from Weather: Sun penetration inside, Wind Control, Dust Control, Light Control, Rain penetration e. Convenience and Safety: Perception of Safety, Sense of Security, Convenience for Maintenance f. Extent, Pattern, Orientation g. Openings: Position, Type, Size h. Glazing details, Preferences, Visual Qualities i. Quality and Environmental requirements of Blinds and Curtains 8. Thermal Environment a. Thermal Comfort, Thermal Preference, Sense of Warmth/ Freshness b. Sense of Air movement: Preference c. Natural Ventilation: Clean, Fresh air, Absence of dampness, Odour 9. Lighting a. b. c. d. Visual Comfort: Sense of Brightness/ Gloom Adequacy and Constancy of Illuminance on Horizontal and other Planes Availability of Daylight Absence of Glare, Veiling reflections

e. Electrical Services for lighting System: Type, Location f. Types of Lamps, Luminaires, Lighting Controls 10. Aesthetic Evaluation a. The building within its immediate setting: i. The relationship between the Site, Building and Landscape elements ii. Approaches Direct, Indirect, Tangential, On street, Etc. as related to distance from movement lines iii. Building Street Interface b. Building faade as related to other buildings, role in the streetscape c. The Skyline as related to surrounding buildings and trees d. Building outline in plan and disposition, inter relationship with other building entries or elements, and side open spaces within the site e. Entry/ Exit directions Orientation and inter relationships with other building entries or elements f. Application of Light, Texture and Colour as design elements g. Proportions: i. In terms of Height and Width ratio in the facade ii. In terms of Width of faade to Depth of the buildings iii. In terms of General Characteristics of Building Bulk h. Composition: Proportions of intermediary elements and their inter relationships (for the purpose of analysis the faade may be divided into horizontal X-X axis and Vertical Y-Y axis) i. Horizontal Plane (Axis X-X): 1. Position main Entry in relation to the Faade/ Building bulk 2. Positions of secondary entry points 3. Disposition of solids and voids as determined by apertures on the faade 4. Rhythm created by Apertures, Columns, Sunshades, Textures and other elements like surface orientation ii. Vertical Plane (Axis Y-Y): 1. Base The design of Ground: Building Interface

2. Body Expression of Floors, Dispositions of Climatic or other devices, Rhythm created by Columns, Ornamentation, Etc. General roof Form, Treatment of Ridges, Eves, Corners, Etc. Texture, Colour and Material of the Roof 1. Components of an airport