Friday, 8 July 2011

What is Architectural Design?

It is the design of buildings or urban landscapes. It requires good creative skills, imagination and artistic talent.
Architectural design requires values which affect the designer’s decisions and operation. Different design values tend to have considerable history and can be found in numerous design movements. The influence that each design value has had on design movements and individual designers has varied throughout history.
Architectural design is a concept that focuses on the components or elements of a structure or system and unifies them into a coherent and functional whole, according to a particular approach in achieving the objective(s) under the given constraints or limitations.

What makes a good architectural design?

A good design has to have value to the client or society, and in its aesthetic aspect. It has to make use of its environment and area of space effectively and make people feel comfortable in it. It should be functional and be quite eco-friendly. If a design is to be successful, its interior should complement its exterior.

This is a good design as it makes good us of the space, as well as design of the house. The protruding area of the upper floor acts as a shelter for the area below, blocking out rain or sunlight. As the whole front of the upper floor is made of glass, it offers a good view. The design is very innovative, in the sense that one part of the house serves two functions, and it is aesthetically pleasing due to the extensive use of glass in the design.