Glasgow Airport’s thought process through bubble diagrams

These diagrammatic drawings were very important in the conceptual development during the design process of this project.

The objective of this study was not to conclude a single solution, but to provide a selection of suitable scenarios for Terminal expansion. The benefit of bubble diagrams brought a rough understanding of the space in the study and an ability to quickly layout different spatial relationships.

Glasgow Airport Masterplan | bubble diagram, 2004

The way I normally tackle the bubble diagrams, as a finished product, is by layout some tracing paper over a CAD drawing of the space in a study. From there I just literally circle the space adding some graphic language to express the relationships between the different areas.

These diagrams were produced by hand and enhanced in Photoshop®, back in 2004 at my time at REID Architecture, London.