By Matthew Frederick
101 issues I discovered in structure School is a ebook that scholars of structure probably want to continue within the layout studio and of their backpacks. it's also a ebook they might are looking to hold out of view in their professors, for it expresses in transparent and straightforward language the issues they have a tendency to make murky and abstruse. those a hundred and one concise classes in layout, drawing, the artistic approach, and presentation—from the fundamentals of ways to attract a line to the complexities of colour theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy and make concrete what too usually is left nebulous and open-ended within the structure curriculum.
Like all books within the well known and celebrated 101 issues I Learned® ebook sequence, the teachings in 101 issues I realized in structure School make the most of a different two-page layout, with a short rationalization and accompanying representation. A lesson on easy methods to draw a line is followed through examples of excellent and undesirable strains; a lesson on awkward flooring point alterations indicates the tv actor Dick Van Dyke in the middle of a pratfall; and a dialogue of the proportional variations among conventional and glossy constructions encompasses a construction break up well in part among the two.
Written by means of an architect and teacher who good recollects the fog of his personal scholar days, 101 issues I realized in structure School offers necessary guideposts for college kids navigating the architectural layout studio and the remainder of the structure curriculum. structure graduates, from younger designers to skilled practitioners, will flip to the e-book besides for idea and a advisor again to fundamentals whilst fixing complicated layout difficulties.
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But don’t abandon having a parti, and don’t dig in tenaciously in defense of a scheme that no longer works. Create another parti that holistically incorporates all that you now know about the building. indd 54 4/25/07 1:44:17 PM Soft ideas, soft lines; hard ideas, hard lines Fat markers, charcoal, pastels, crayons, paint, soft pencils, and other loose or soft 27 implements are valuable tools for exploring conceptual ideas early in the design process, as by their nature they tend to encourage broad thinking and deny finegrained decisions.
An architect must know enough about each discipline to negotiate and synthesize competing demands while honoring the needs of the client and the integrity of the entire project. indd 44 4/25/07 1:44:09 PM How to make architectural hand-lettering Good architectural lettering adheres to several principles and techniques: 1 Honor legibility and consistency above all else. 22 2 Use guide lines (actual or imagined) to ensure uniformity. 3 Emphasize the beginning and end of all strokes, and overlap them slightly where they meet—just as in drawing lines.
Evaluate your success continually, making local adjustments in the context of the entire sheet. indd 40 4/25/07 3:31:51 PM 20 Engineers tend to be concerned with physical things in and of themselves. Architects are more directly concerned with the human interface with physical things. indd 42 4/25/07 1:44:06 PM An architect knows something about everything. An engineer knows everything about one thing. 21 An architect is a generalist, not a specialist—the conductor of a symphony, not a virtuoso who plays every instrument perfectly.