With the continuous development of social economy, people are more demanding for architecture. Some advanced design concepts are gradually applied to the design of buildings. Under the concept of sustainable development, building integration design has also been widely used to promote the rapid development of architectural design. Integrated design concepts and sustainable development concepts play an important role to meet people’s requirements.
Architectural design decisions are thoroughly influenced via their concepts and that is why your juror spends so much time judging your concept, as an ill-conceived concept accounts as the sole reason for a weak piece of architecture. It is foremost for laying out the framework for the process of design.
A concept can be a singular idea or it can be addressed in a series of conceptual scenarios. It could be based on materiality, culture, illusion, or the mere understanding of the design values needed to drive the project forward. It acts as a catalyst for the inception and development of the project that constitutes the heart and core of the scheme. It is the answer to each why and hows arising through the design explanation.
The initial stages require you to be malleable and flexible with the design approach, to enhance it with the further stages. The concept creation requires to address and research all the aspects to evaluate and formalize the design method. Let’s understand the four key areas that influence your concept:
Site Analyse: identify the aspects that will directly impact your design. Look for the surrounding contexts, features, and characteristics of the site and then move forward with the conceptual thought.
Design Brief: whether provided by the design professor, or the client, the design brief is the crucial information that addresses the requirements from the design. A design brief constitutes of preferences, budget, culture, preconceptions, agenda, personality, organization, and program.
Buildings Typology: taking cues from the above-mentioned aspects, determine the genre of the building, the purpose, services, and functionality of the structure.
Project Narrative: this describes the thought behind your project. How is it going to affect the user experience, how it will grow within the context.