Architectural Styles
A Guide to Brutalism and Brutalist Architecture
Brutalist Architecture was a practical architectural style that emerged from the modernist movements of the 1940s. Often characterized by its use of cheap building materials, such as concrete and brick, the Brutalist period would produce some of the most famous architecture around the world.
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Architectural Phases
What is Design Development in Architecture?
Design Development is a crucial part of the early design process in architecture. In this guide, you’ll learn what it is, and why it’s so important for architectural firms.
Architectural Phases
Guide to Schematic Design
Multiple design phases in projects help ensure a smooth schedule for everyone. The Schematic Design phase is the first phase of the architectural design project schedule. Good programming and planning lay the groundwork for a successful design process, and ultimately a successful construction project.
Architectural Phases
Guide to Construction Documents
Construction documents serve as a contract between the Architect, the Contractor, and the Owner. In construction documents, all the building practices coordinate to turn the big design ideas presented to the Owner into something buildable and safe to inhabit.
Architectural Standards
Architectural Paper Sizes
Architects encounter paper sizes in practice, while presenting to clients, submitting documents to government agencies, and producing construction documentation. There are three main paper standards that you should be familiar with: ANSI, ARCH series, and ISO 216 A series.
Architectural Phases
Guide to Site Analysis
Site analysis in architecture is part of the programming / pre-design stage and is composed of three phases: research, analysis, and synthesis.
Architectural Standards
CAD Scale Factor
Scaling drawings is a critical step in producing presentable documents for clients, builders, and our peers; despite being a small task, scaling drawings can take on a disproportionate amount of mental legwork for many designers.
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