Processes of Creating Space: An Architectural Design Workbook

Processes of Creating Space: An Architectural Design Workbook

By: Stephanie Davidson (author), Georg Rafailidis (author)Paperback

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Processes of Creating Space is a workbook for beginning designers that shows how to generate space with user experiences in mind. It explains how to keenly perceive your world and seamlessly integrate architectural representation into your design process. The book uses two main strategies, blending the design process with material processes and media techniques and `experiential typologies' - emphasising first-hand experience of space. Five highly experimental assignments explore the interwoven relationship between design process and design tools, to help you learn when to incorporate writing, architectural photography, macro photography, orthographic projection, perspective projection, hand-drawing, CAD, mass modelling, hot wire foam cutting, 3D modelling, multi-part plaster mold making, slip casting, plaster casting, paper casting, monocoque shell structures, working with latex, concrete, twine pulp, full-scale prototyping and more. Illustrated with more than 350 color images, the book also includes a section on material fabrication techniques and a glossary of technical terms. An eResource containing downloadable essays, stop-motion videos, sample schedules, and supplementary information can be found here:

About Author

Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson are faculty at the School of Architecture and Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. They taught previously at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Both practice architecture as Davidson Rafailidis.


Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Introduction 1.1 Generating/Forming/Rethinking Space 2. Methodology 2.1 Perception 2.2 Control and Chance 2.3 Material Processes 3. Manual of Spatial Processes 3.1 Experiential Assessment of Space 3.2 Survey of Space 3.3 Solid-void Inversion of Space 3.4 Inhabitation and Space 3.5 Structure and Space 4. Manual of Techniques 4.1 Taking Photos of Spaces 4.2 Hot Wire Foam Cutting 4.3 Orthographic Projection and Multi-View Drawings 4.4 Multi-Part Rigid Mold Making 4.5 Slip Casting 4.6 Perspectival Projection - One-Point Perspective Drawing 4.7 Paper Casting to make a Monocoque 4.8 Taking Photos of Scale Models 4.9 Working with Concrete 4.10 Working with Latex 4.11 Planar Structures Glossary of Technical Terms and Materials. Bibliography. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138903685
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781138903685
  • weight: 950
  • ISBN10: 113890368X

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