When is it OK to design your own architecture?
Posted October 05, 2018 06:33:37As architects, we are trained to use materials, patterns, colors and materials to design and build something, but what does it mean to design a building?
Are we supposed to have all these design principles?
How do we go about learning and practicing these principles?
I’m here to give you some insight into some of the design fundamentals and how to apply them to your building.
The following are five key design principles that are often misunderstood, or ignored.
The most important principle is that we should be able to create beautiful, unique work with a minimal amount of material, so let’s start by taking a look at some common misconceptions about the topic.
Myth: It is too expensive to design for the environment.
The reality is, it’s really not that expensive.
The average house is built from materials that are generally more expensive than most buildings.
Most materials can be bought from the local store, such as granite and concrete.
But most houses don’t have that luxury.
A typical house has at least 30 percent more materials than most houses, and more than 100 percent more if we consider the amount of materials used.
So if you’re building a home, you’ll want to be able get a lot of your materials from a local source.
Myth #1: It takes too much time to learn and practice the design principles.
The truth is, designing for the atmosphere is more efficient if we can get the materials into our hands in the shortest amount of time.
In a large, sprawling, urban environment, the time it takes to learn how to design is usually much longer than the time we can spend learning to use the materials.
As a result, many people who learn the design concepts tend to take longer to master them, or not get the results they desire.
For example, I’ve learned a lot about the concept of “density” and “scale” through this blog and in many of my design courses, but it’s the same principle that I learned from my parents.
If I want to design something, I first need to understand what “density,” “scale,” “density on a plane,” “dynamic form” and other common design terms mean.
Then I can work through these concepts and apply them in a more practical way.
Myth#2: You’ll only need to learn one or two design principles to design.
The actual design process itself takes hours and hours of work.
The design process is the first step in building something beautiful.
This process takes time, but learning the principles is the most important part.
If you can’t learn the fundamentals, the rest of the process will just be for show.
I’ll explain how to approach your design process in this article.
Myth, once you understand it, will make it hard to change your ideas.
As the name implies, design principles are principles that we must apply to our own work, and we will never know if our design will work as we want it to.
In fact, I would say that the best designers are the ones who don’t try to change anything they are doing.
That means you can never truly learn the principles, but you can learn how you can use them to create a better product.
The same applies to how you apply these principles to other people’s projects, or even how you think about design decisions in general.
Myth No. 3: There’s nothing wrong with using materials that aren’t as good as other materials.
When I learned about these concepts, I never thought that the materials I chose to use would actually be as good.
When you use something that is too cheap, or too costly, it doesn’t matter how well it’s built, you still will end up with a design that looks like crap.
And this is what happens when you are trying to use these principles.
It’s not the materials you use that make it look bad, it is how you use them.
Myth No. 4: It’s too hard to apply design principles in your own building.
Building a home isn’t a straightforward process.
It involves lots of planning, planning, and planning.
Once you start designing your own home, your first priority is to decide what materials you want to use.
Then you’ll need to find the right size and location of your home and build your home.
Once your home is ready, you can start applying design principles using the principles you’ve learned.
Myth Number 5: It will take too much effort to learn design principles, so don’t go through them.
The problem with learning design principles is that it will take time and effort to actually apply them.
And if you can find a local, high-quality source of materials, you might be able find some time to get your ideas down, but the work is not finished yet.
So once you’ve completed a building, the design process will take on a much more serious and important nature.