Architect's Toolbox: The Sketches That Ignite a Home
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By the way, the word, which is French, likely originated in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the 19th-century French architecture school. While architects use a variety of high-tech methods to communicating conceptual designs to clients,Abstract Painting including apple ipad mock-ups, computer-aided drawings (CAD) and 3-D models, the first versions of a design tend to start with one of the
most low-tech art forms around: the pen-and-paper draw.
"That big idea, the whole project, should be distilled into one little sketching. We call [them] ideagrams,Abstract Art " says Vancouver architect Sean Pearson. "It’s an absolutely simplified representation of the idea. ” Pearson used only 11 lines to communicate a concept to his clients on Gulf Island in Vancouver.Large Abstract Painting He wished to show how the design would consist of a rectangular main living room that appeared to drift about the landscape, developing a
bridge between a rocky outcrop (the arch) and the lower visitor portion of the house (the square). Pearson's client was torn between wanting a traditional log cabin and wanting a modern design. Pearson tried combining these concepts by incorporating enormous wooden beams. Here this individual worked out how the supports would be
configured to form the upper part of the home.
Because all the materials would have to ship to the site via ferry, Pearson needed to design the home around 108-foot-long beams, the greatest allowed on a ferry. Alaskan yellow cedar supports lend vacation cabin style to the final design.Oversized Canvas Art “The job of an architect is very complicated, ” Pearson says. “You need to be cost conscious; understand construction, materials, design; and mix all that
into something you actually can build. There are contracts and legal buildings in regards to project. Then you have to balance the requirements of what a client wants, the site, the regulations — you have to solve that dilemna. ”
Coming up with the initial sketch, Pearson says, can take a week to three weeks. "She has to agree with what I’m about to build, ” he admits that. For this project he made a schematic drawing on the pc, then printed that out and used doing a trace for paper to add in more detail. “It’s genuine simplicity and
getting down to the bare essentials, " he says.
Architects: Make sure you show us a favorite preliminary sketch!