Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 5: Site Analysis

Site analysis is the process of analyzing the existing context of a proposed site which includes the climate, geography, history, and infrastructure of the site. The purpose of a site analysis is not only to be familiar with the above factors, but also it determines the starting point for the development of the actual design… Continue reading Episode 5: Site Analysis

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 4: Site Maps

Site maps are a series of maps that are provided to give information on the location of a proposed site. After the site selection has been completed, it is necessary to show the site location. There are two types of site maps which are:• Site Location Map• Site Vicinity Map Site Location Map This is… Continue reading Episode 4: Site Maps

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Episode 3: Site Selection Criteria

The selection of a site for any project is one of the most important decisions made during the preliminary stage. All buildings need a location or site on which they are to be built. Majority of projects and buildings done locally have a site chosen before the commencement of the project, meaning architects are hired… Continue reading Episode 3: Site Selection Criteria

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

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

Design, Education, Preliminary Design Stage Series

Preliminary Design Stage Series

Welcome back to my blog guys! Welcome to the launch of a new series called the Preliminary Design Stage Series. I know from the title, you might be thinking "what is going on here?". Well today, I am officially launching this series for the sole purpose of explaining what the entire preliminary design stage entails.… Continue reading Preliminary Design Stage Series

Education, Tips and Tricks

The 3 Most Neglected Steps in Design

When anyone hears the word “architecture” or “architect”, only one word comes to mind. That word is design. The primary function of an architect is to design, and as we all know there are many stages that are taken in the design process before the final product is achieved (2D drawings, 3D drawings, models). In… Continue reading The 3 Most Neglected Steps in Design

Education, Tips and Tricks

Tips on Time Management

“Time waits for no man”. That is a common saying that many of us know quite well. The very concept of time management is to help us plan to achieve certain goals whether short-term or long-term goals. Many students, professionals, or people in general have poor time management skills. Today, I will be giving you… Continue reading Tips on Time Management

Education, Tips and Tricks

Dealing with expenses as a student

Training to become an architect is anything but cheap. From tools to supplies, the cost is usually a bit high. The most overwhelming part it is that your budget on a project has a huge effect on the outcome of your designs and models. Today, I’m going to talk about how you can have a… Continue reading Dealing with expenses as a student