'Design is a Solution through a Strategic and Creative process'
There are four elements to achieving an Architectural Design:
- The Brief,
- The Site Analysis,
- The Buildings and Demographics,
- The Design Solution.
Here's how it all works...
Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Getting the point across in a brief is all about telling a story, and asking questions, because at the heart of every question is the answer.
So the brief looks at the content of the story or `What`s to be told` and`How it`s to be told`. This helps understand the purpose of your project.
The Site Analysis
This is a preliminary phase of the architectural and urban design processes that looks at the climatic, geographical, historical, and legal impact of an area, as well as the infrastructure context of a specific site. It`s a vital step in the design process, affecting the development programme, the adjacent owners, the budgets and time schedules.
The Buildings and Demographics
`There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards, they make us. They regulate the course of our lives` -Winston Churchill, 1924.
This isn`t about changing human behaviour, but it is about the effectiveness of the buildings we design on people`s individual and social attitudes. We like to work closely with you to ensure the project perfectly matches its intended uses.
The Design Solution.
This is about comparing need on the one hand, and objectiveness & strategy on the other, to ensure that both tie in seamlessly and work together.
The design solution asks whether the desired outcomes have been met based on what is known, and whether there are strategies in place to assist in achieving them.