Gearing for the last 3 weeks to a BA (Arch) degree, it’s time to start designing the “superficial” stuff. For architecture to happen, presentation is crucial. It’s about communicating the language of architecture to others – allowing people to imagine being in the building, and imagine it in a good way. Telling your story and making it work is the most basic aspect of this presentation, elevating it to the realm of graphic design gives the project depth, mood and conveys flair.
qmark shares some inspiration and pointers:
Edward Tufte is a master of visual communication. Good architects read and actualise his pointers – do yourself a favour and grab hold of one of his books!
II. 8 POINTS
I sat in for Andrew Lee’s interim debrief. And surprise surprise, he mentioned to the studio his formula to architectural communication – Les 8 Points d’ une architecture nouvelle (8 points towards a new architecture):
- Comprehensive aerial site plan
- Impactful montage
- Spatial organisation
- Proper plans
- Interiors in relation to exterior
- Plans in relation to sections
- Plans with relation to details
I was also shown some exceptional panels from the previous years. Check out Tasmia’s detail perspective, Junxian’s renders and Roystern’s detail drawings.
IV. PRESIDENT’S MEDALS
Another great resource is the RIBA President’s Medals. It presents outstanding Part I and II entries from member schools all over the world, so you can see the quality and differences in development for students pursuing the same programme as us. Don’t miss the rare and timely RIBA Student Awards 2007 exhibition going on (till 18th April) in NUS Department of Architecture!
hates it when good events coincide with submissions. grr..