The design-drawing process begins with two-dimensional expressions in the form of orthographic sketches and drawings. These multiview drawings are which help us accurately examine geometric configurations, spatial relationships, and the scale and proportion of a design. However, by themselves cannot reveal the three-dimensional pictorial configuration of an object, according to orthographic projection theory. For pictorial depth expression, the closely related three-dimensional, are characterised by...
Like the nationwide dream, it foreshadowed, the American grid promise was at once mythical and foundational: a utopian urban ideal that guided the construction of cities and towns across America – and arguably the world – shaping millions of lives, identities, and minds. The “grid”—that latticework that divides America’s fields, forests, and towns into perfect square-mile sections—was Thomas Jefferson’s brainchild...
diaLOGs 30 in-form-actions: A Matrix of Formal Vocabulary in-FORM-action is a wordplay on the word information and form. The key idea is set on a collection of operational terms used to describe movement and action in architectural form. Working as a design tool, it reinforces the idea of design as an actionable process, where form is re-generated by the use of active...
Cable Systems: Untangling the tension behind Cable Structures A cable structure is a type of structure that utilizes tensioned cables to support or transmit the major loads of the structure. In conventional structures, concrete columns are usually used to support the self-weight of the structure as well as the downward loads but there are cases where this system is undesirable. This diagram traces...
 diaLOGs | Design Process: The Vicious Creative Circle The design process is a focused activity aimed at formulating a plan for altering an existing situation into a more favoured one. 1   initiation: identifying a problem… 2   preparation: collecting and analysing relevant information… → conceive to form an idea or conception in the mind. → contrive to form an artistic or ingenious manner. → devise to form in...

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