“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.”

-Tim Parsey

Lets talk design! Design is the most important job of an architect. Here we talk about important factors that go into architectural design. Read on our different series.

Episode 1: Introduction

The introduction is the initial or first stage which kickstarts the further process of the design project. Every design project is given an introductory stir that paves the path for the successive stages in the project. It is important to make explanations and introductory sketches because it gives the first impression of what the content of the project is about.

Episode 2: Case Studies and Literature Review

Case studies and literature review in architecture are extremely important before conducting any design. An architect is required to be a good observer and have the ability to examine and analyze buildings. These abilities are necessary when conducting case studies. From the term “case study”, it simply means studying an existing case (i.e. building, area… Continue reading Episode 2: Case Studies and Literature Review

Episode 6: Site Zoning

Zoning is the process of dividing land in a given area (cities, municipals, local government areas, etc.) into separate uses such as residential, commercial, industrial, etc. This is done to separate functions which are incompatible with one another and also give regulations in any urban growth and development plan. Areas of land are divided by… Continue reading Episode 6: Site Zoning

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

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

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