The Design Approach

This lecture was with Architect and Designer Ranbir, he spoke to us about the design approach to a project and the importance of site analysis.

When getting a brief it is important to understand what the client wants by exploring boundaries between people to record body language and to create drawings.


Site Analysis- try to understand what is happening around the site

-cultural/ individual/ independent stores?

-different routes/pathways

-busy at different times of the day

-colour code for movement, emotion, sound etc for mapping


Use abstract model shapes to then refine your idea to drawing


Access and Design statement

-talk about the location, describe the site and proposed development for the site

-photos of existing site

-cardboard model of site

-look at existing buildings around that area

-concept design

-materials being used

-landscape architecture



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