Often as architects we are asked how we start a design. What do we do first? (read this)
I didn’t know how to answer that question as even this post came at the last minute.
Sure, you’ll read articles, blogs (see my friends’ responses), and a series of other attempts to get at this elusive concept of design – to create from nothing, to create from something.
Perhaps you’ll read about gathering information, interviews, site visits, programming, studies, tests, field measuring, various forms of analysis or some other objective, fact finding methods. Then there’ll be something about sketching, scribbling, or some other intangible searching mechanism. Maybe you’ll read of magic; maybe you’ll stop reading.
Do we do those things? Perhaps.
What do I do?
To be honest, I wish I knew. I just start looking.
Yet after all these years, I have no idea.
It’s never the same two designs in a row or two days in a row.
Read my friends’ take on this subject. I think they have more answers.
Matthew Stanfield – FiELD9: architecture (@FiELD9arch)
Slow Down. Hold Still.
Lora Teagarden – L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
How to Start a Design
Jeremiah Russell, AIA – ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
Starting a Design: #Architalks
Eric T. Faulkner – Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
On Your Mark, Get Set — Start a Design!
Michele Grace Hottel – Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
.”starting a design…”..
Meghana Joshi – IRA Consultants, LLC (@MeghanaIRA)
Architalks #35: Starting a Design
Brian Paletz – The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
Where do we begin?
Jeffrey Pelletier – Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Where do you start when designing a new home?
Keith Palma – Architect’s Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Jim Mehaffey – Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
First Thing’s First
Mark Stephens – Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
How it all begins…
Steve Mouzon – The Original Green Blog (@stevemouzon)
Starting Wrong – The Amazon Mistake