Monday, July 11, 2011

What makes a good Architectural Design?

What is in the design that you consider a great design? What are the criteria?

  1. Unique in it's own way
  2. Brings out the flavor of the organisation's building that you're building for
  3. Doesn't look so messy
  4. Organized
This is the Saxo Bank Building designed to be built at Copenhagen, Denmark
This building has a very unique design, built with glass exterior and those nice patterns on it, it brings out the "professional" feel of banks.

1. Desirability 85%
1.1 Lighting - 20%

1.2 Outer Shape - 30%
1.3 Surface appearance/ Reflectiveness - 10 %
1.4 Weariness/ quality - 10%
1.5 Uniqueness - 30%

2. Structure 10%2.1 Presence of support beams - 40%
2.2 Presence of structurally strong geometric - 60%

3. Environmentally friendly 5%
3.1 Structure - 40%

3.2 Plants and cooling systems - 30%
3.3 "Just Right" lighting etc. - 30%

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is Architectural Design?

1. Define Architectural Design
It is designing a building from scratch with a concept in mind. Which includes planning, designing and construction of a product.

2. State from 3 different sources

  1. It is the Art & Science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures - Wikipedia
  2. Concept that focuses on the components or elements of a structure or system and unifies them into a coherent functional whole according to a particular approach in achieving the objective(s) under the given constraints or limitations. -
  3. Profession of designing buildings, open areas,communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect.Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishing sand decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings. -