Architecture Weekly | 19th May 2012





Architectural drawing Approach

Architecttural drawing is a subject taught in Architecture as well as Civil Engineering colleges. Hence, it is important for students to pay special attention to the subject since it requires concentration and dedication to achieve excellence in this particular subject.

This article is about past art, Contemporary art and architecture, importance of learning fundamentals of architectural/engineering drawing and the distractions to be avoided in order to excel.

Site Planning guide

Site planning is an important aspect of Architectural design. It is important that designers are completely aware of all the factors that are to be taken into consideration while designing.

This article has been written in order to explain various factors that are essentially to be considered while taking up Site planning. The site planning considerations that have been discussed in the article are as follows:

  • Environmental factors
  • Identification of site and its preparation
  • Natural factors which include Geology, topography, Hydrography, soil, Vegetation, Wild life etc.
  • Climatic factors
  • Cultural factors
  • Existing land use

Site Documentation and Site Analysis

The importance of Site documentation and site analysis cannot be denied. It is the role of any designer to perform a complete detailed documentation and analysis of the site before designing and construction.

The article has been written in order to address various aspects to be considered while analyzing the surroundings of the site. It also addresses important requirements to be incorporated in site planning in order achieve a greener environment. The important design features that are to be necessarily incorporated in your zoning layout are also mentioned.

It is a must for every architect/engineer or a designer to have complete knowledge of site documentation and site analysis.

Designing Old age homes

The purpose and construction of Old age homes has been discussed in the introduction of the article. The kind of homes that are to be designed for Old people that is for the senior citizens of our country has to be given special attention to.

 Basically, this is a design guide for designing old age homes which includes discussion on different categories of Old age homes, Location of old age homes, design concept, necessity of working staff at old age homes, medical care facilties to be provided, Recreational facilities in an Old Age Home and the most important and basic space requirements have been listed out.

Forest Landscaping

This is something not many of you must have heard of. You must be wondering as to why do we do need to work on landscape design of a forest.

 Well, the answer lies here. Many of the positive visual effects of forest management has been overlooked. People fail to realize that the woodlands produce remarkable amenities in great measure. Understanding the importance of forests is very important and being able to manage them is even more important. Integration of design arts with the principles of forest management is very much needed today. This article is more like a design guide of Forest landscaping. It provides an interesting perspective to look at forest landscaping and design.



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