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Visualization of Architecture by Architects

How Architects Visualise Architecture to be?

As part of a routine exercise in Architectural education, students are normally taught to put forth their ideas on paper. The representation on paper/drawing sheet does not relate to any experience of space but rather we produce drawings through an artificial language of spatial coding, of standard rules and terminology of a system of notation devoid of spatial experience.

This particular method of presentation, though it is a norm, is a superficial formula which is easily imitated by the gullible student and this method of teaching also short-circuits any profound spatial experience.

Student Architecture | Geometrical form (Square in plan)

Student Architecture | Geometrical form (Square in plan)

The main concern of Architects is the physical Articulation of space, the solids and voids, the negative and the positive. In addition, he has to include the effects of light, surface, shape and form as part of the design synthesis, and has evolved a mainly graphic language of design which is more concerned with technique rather than the experiential understanding of space.


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