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Getting it Right: Architecture Design: Part 2

May 22, 2010

An architecture career is full of ups and downs. The design process is similar, you win some, and you lose some. But the process is the journey. Sketching, drawing, and solving details at the conceptual level give my architecture life before birth.

After several sketches, the exploration with sketches opens my mind to visions that lead from one to another, and they in turn influence the pragmatic requirements of my designs. That is not to say that technical understanding is not required before conceptualization, but rather visualization of details and how things go together becomes the fulcrum of the design process.

After the thumbnail sketches a more detailed analysis of the design is required to illustrate the concept pragmatically and convincingly. Using the image from the thumbnail sketches, the template is up graded artistically. Then a detailed drawing of the building design is added to complete the illustration. Of course other design options can be placed into the template.

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  1. sketching journey permalink

    No CAD work here. The template was drawn by hand from the photograph while the building design was also drawn and rendered by hand. All the physical and practical requirements for the building were established prior to the start of the rendering process. Two other building concepts were explored at this stage.

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