Architectural Design Stage Series, Design, Education

Episode 4: Creating Floor Plans

A floor plan is a scaled drawing of a building which shows the layout of spaces and how they interact. A floor plan can also be described as a horizontal section of a building, it cuts through the walls and openings within a building. Today we’re going to dive back into the Preliminary Design Stage… Continue reading Episode 4: Creating Floor Plans

Architectural Design Stage Series, Design, Education

Episode 3: Designing a Site Plan

A site plan is a visual representation of a building or a building complex describing its location and orientation in a plot of land and in relation to its context. A site plan is drawn in a two-dimensional view, and it is a view from the top, looking down onto the site. Site plans are… Continue reading Episode 3: Designing a Site Plan

Architectural Design Stage Series, Design, Education

Episode 2: Understanding the Fundamentals of Design

Fundamentals of design or principles of designs are applied to the elements of design that bring them together into one design. How one applies these principles determine how successful a design maybe. They represent the basic rules of how to arrange a composition and create a successful design. In other words, they guide us in… Continue reading Episode 2: Understanding the Fundamentals of Design

Architectural Design Stage Series, Design, Education

Episode 1: Introduction to Graphic Communication

How do we represent our designs as architects? We do so through either 2D or 3D drawings, but the bigger question is how do we communicate? How can a person you’ve never met understand your drawings without your presence? The answer is simple, through graphical communication. Drawings are made up of different elements such as… Continue reading Episode 1: Introduction to Graphic Communication

Architectural Design Stage Series, Design, Education

Architectural Design Stage Series

Welcome to the launch of a new series called the Architectural Design Stage Series. This series is designed to cover architectural drawing, which is a major part of architectural design. This part of architectural design comes immediately after Preliminary Design Stage. The information obtained and the decisions made during the preliminary design stage helps in… Continue reading Architectural Design Stage Series

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 9: Design Concept

A concept is an abstract idea or invention used to help portray or sell an idea, opinion, theory or conviction. Pretty much like having a theme for a party, the decorations, food, setting and costumes all fall in line with the theme. In architecture, we use concepts as an approach to a design, an abstract… Continue reading Episode 9: Design Concept

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 8: Space Analysis and Schedule of Accommodation

All spaces are designed to revolve around the human being. The design of spaces is derived from how the user interacts with his environment. The human body is a unique design on its own that works within a unique ratio and proportion, therefore, the design of the surrounding environment is inevitably planned to be functional… Continue reading Episode 8: Space Analysis and Schedule of Accommodation

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 7: Bubble Diagrams and Functional Flowcharts

Bubble diagrams are freehand diagrams made during the preliminary design stage to help plan or zone spaces with similar functions. The bubble diagram is the first step made towards achieving a floor plan. The information from a bubble diagram helps plan out major functions in a building, spaces in the building, their relationships, and sometimes… Continue reading Episode 7: Bubble Diagrams and Functional Flowcharts