Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Architecture Design Studio 1 Feedback & Assessment Criteria
1. Many of you could not convincingly communicate your design ideas and how that relates to either your client, site, or the design process. Beware of coming up with a concept irrelevant to these key considerations
2. We have noticed that, for the most part, the design process lacks rigour/thoroughness. At this stage, it shouldn't be about choosing a design from a series of unrelated sketch models, but developing a design through a continuous refinements of the models.
A simple, well executed idea is preferred to an ambitious idea, poorly executed
3. Be aware of practical ascpects. How do you get in? Are you blocking your neighbour's access? How do you create shelter?
4. Not acceptable to see models that do not fit into the site model, or new site models completely different to the group model
5. Too much text on butter paper and often unreadable set of sketches. Poor drawings and drawing without context. Consider diagramming.
6. Please note that your first presentation of the completed work is on Wednesday, Week 14 (i.e. Nov 16). You are expected to finish everything by then as there are NO classes after. To those who has not shown any work, consider yourself warned to fail the project.
Final Presentation Boards requirements:
a) hand drawn on A3 paper. proper line work, line types and line weights.
b) four A3 boards maximum
c) all drawings scaled and labelled with architectural handwriting
d) clear layout and composition
e) if you need to add images, please glue onto board. This applies to a computer photomontage.
f) preferably, you should have either an axonometric, sectional/x-ray axonometric or perspective, sectional perspective. one drawing to describe the exterior with context, an one drawing to show the quality of the space
g) process needs to be clearly described/ represented in visual form
Assessment Criteria and How To Achieve Them
1. Is there evidence of design thinking through rigorous process? (sketch models, sketches, diagrams)?
CLEAR THOUGHT PROCESS, CLEARLY REPRESENTED AS A SERIES OF SKETCH MODELS, A SERIES OF SKETCHES, OR A SERIES OF DIAGRAMS. KEY WORD: CLEARLY REPRESENTED
2. Are the design ideas and concepts successfully translated and carried through visually via drawings and model-making?
ARE YOUR IDEAS SUCCESSFULLY TRANSLATED INTO THE FINAL DESIGN? HOW HAVE YOU ACHIEVED THIS? HAVE YOU SUCCESSFULLY TACKLED THE SITE/PROGRAMMATIC ISSUES WHILE MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR DEIGN INTENT?
3. Does the formal expression demonstrate a compelling/cogent response of the design idea?
THIS IS GENERALLY ABOUT DESIGN AESTHETICS. IT NEEDS TO LOOK COMPELLING AND INTERESTING ENOUGH. SOMETIMES A GOOD IDEA DOESN'T NECESSARILY TRANSLATE INTO THIS. THE DESIGN NEEDS TO HAVE ENOUGH 'ORIGINALITY' THAT SETS IT APART FROM THE CONVENTIONAL.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SITE IS ALSO IMPORTANT.
4. Does the design demonstrate an understanding of: experiential space and ergonomics?
DRAWINGS & MODELS. TRY A LIGHT STUDY, PHOTOGRAPH AND PLACE THEM ON YOUR BOARDS. YOU NEED TO SHOW HOW PEOPLE OCCUPY AND USE THE SPACE, AND YOU NEED TO SHOW THE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE ARCHITECTURE.
5. Are the amount of drawings and models adequate in describing the design intent?
6. Are the drawings legible ? Are they labelled properly and clearly?
7. Is there quality and cohesiveness in the visual modes of representation?
8. Is there an attempt to convey atmospherics and spatial experience, and/or the connection between interior and exterior?
9. Is there clarity and conciseness from the verbal presentation?
Next presentation will be on Wednesday, next week. We expect you to work towards achieving the above criteria.