ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY is a record of man’s efforts to build beautifully focusing on the evolution of buildings, monuments, pediments and settlements in relation to art, history and philosophy. A discipline that records, studies and interprets architecture studying its forms, purposes, and most importantly its evolution. An appreciation for understanding and conserving the cultural heritage that comes along with architecture. It allows the development of a broad framework in economics, design, philosophy, urban development and art.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND RESEARCH METHODS
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- RESEARCH METHODS_SYLLABUS
- THESIS MANUAL
- THE HIDDEN DIMENSIONS – Edward T. Hall
- Concepts in Architecture – Asst. Prof Sumantra Misra
- Generating Design Ideas – Wan Muhammad
- What is a Architectural Thesis
THE DESIGN PROCESS CONSIST OF 6 STEPS
- Define the Problem – You can’t find a solution until you have a clear idea of what the problem is.
- Collect Information – Collect sketches, take photographs and gather data to start giving you inspiration.
- Brainstorm and Analyze Ideas – Begin to sketch, make, and study so you can start to understand how all the data and information you’ve collected may impact your design.
- Develop Solutions – Take your preliminary ideas and form multiple small-scale design solutions.
- Gather Feedback – Present your ideas to as many people as possible: friends, teachers, professionals, and any others you trust to give insightful comments.
- Improve – Reflect on all of your feedback and decide if or to what extent it should be incorporated. It is often helpful to take solutions back through the Design Process to refine and clarify them.
The following links are videos explaining how an architect develops concepts, the processes involves on creating an effective design, the problems that are usually encountered in the process and inspirations that instigate the design development. Follow 30×40 Design Workshopand Barry Berkus on youtube for more videos.
- How to think like an architect: The Design Process
- How to think like an architect: Designing From Organic Form
- How to think like an architect: Improving Design
- How to think like an architect: Designing From Nature
- How To Find Architectural Ideas
- How To Develop Architectural Concepts
- Developing the Architectural Concept: Form, Space, Order
- Architectural Design Process: Form Orientation and Sunlight
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