During this initial phase, specific project information is assembled in order to begin the design process, which includes the following. This phase of the process involves conceptualizing a preliminary design based upon the client’s ideas and input.
Communication is the key to how we share ideas and information with one another. Architects and interior designers can visualize a space in their mind how it will look when completed. This skill takes years of training and practice. Most people unless trained in some sort of design field have a hard time visualizing a building or space without some sort of help. Thus we produce drawings. Most of the drawings architects create are 2 dimensional flat drawings that show a design but don’t show clearly depth, scale and quality of the material being use. A photograph is a 3 dimensional image that we all are familiar with and easily understand. This is because it shows depth, scale, materials and sometimes even color. Architect’s then created a 3 dimensional tool called a “perspective” which is a drawing that has the same qualities as a photograph. These are very time consuming to create and once created not easily changed or modified without redrawing the entire image.
With the age of the computer, computer created drawings and the internet, the process of communication has become 1000% better for the clients and architects as well. The drawing examples shown are the tool that I use to show my clients the overall feeling and quality of the space will be. These can be emailed and then discussed on the phone and changes made quickly and efficiently. In some cases we can even share ideas over the phone with you on your computer watching in real time the changes being made on my computer.
Not only do these drawings help the clients in visualizing their design, it actually helps the contractor in understanding the quality of the space he is building. “A picture is worth a thousand words” still applies today.
I can now design anywhere in the world and it is just like being there but easier and less expensive.