You may not be asked to present your site analysis information. You may be asked to do a presentation, or perhaps hand in a report. Whichever it may be, here are some tips and ideas to help you get the information across.
- Give an overview of the site and the information you have found.
- Show some of the key photographs of the site.
- Give more detail about the elements of your site analysis that you feel will be important in your design process.
- Make sure you include images. There are various ways you can do this:
- Sketches from site
- Photographs from site
- Annotated photographs
- Present any relevant data found (climate, sun paths etc). Keep data clear and concise, don’t bore everyone with complicated graphs and tables. Instead, make your own chart or table that picks out the important information.
- Present your sun paths and angles as some sort of annotated drawing. See below for examples.
- Depending on what has been asked of you, sometimes it is useful to present a couple of overlay drawings showing some initial ideas you have worked on. This will demonstrate your understanding of the site.
Sometimes it is only necessary to demonstrate your site analysis on one image/sheet. I have included various examples below to give some inspiration of presenting your work in a new and exciting way. In my opinion, the most important thing is that the information you are communicating is clear, and the reader understands what you have found.
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