Welcome to the Architectural Design Process
I have pulled together all the guides and information from the website that I think will be useful to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the architectural design process. We look at developing the client brief, working on the site analysis, developing concepts and much more.
Many of these articles have a pdf version you can download, and save to your computer for easy reference later on.
I hope you find these useful as you start your design process!
The architectural design process can be approached in a number of ways by different designers, in this post we explore the process.
This article is packed full of advice for carrying out an architectural site analysis. We look at why you take a site analysis, the different things to look for, desktop studies, a complete checklist. Then we move on to evaluating the analysis and finally presenting the data you have collected.
There are many aspects to carrying out a site analysis and the desktop study makes up an important part of the site analysis.
In architecture, precedents are used widely and you will no doubt be asked to refer to precedents during your educational and professional career. In this article we explore what a precedent is, and how to use a precedent to inform your design.
Prior to starting the design, it is necessary to define the parameters of the project, and draw upon the extensive research that has been carried out so far.
In this post we look at the basis of designing openings in your project. Some things to consider include position, light and view.
Architects use drawings all the time. Architects use sketches to illustrate ideas and intentions, reinforce concepts and solve problems. Drawing is a way of representing something, a scene, a room an idea…. This is why the skill of architectural drawing is an essential tool for designing, and exploring the built environment around us.