Saturday, October 24, 2009
Where Site Lines Meet: U.S. / Canada Gateway, architectural site map
The final project presentation consisted of three 30x20 inch boards, a triptych which I rendered in pastel, India ink and collage. The middle board is shown below. The presentation board shows my building design (conceptual) in elevation view and the site (blue-black-white) in plan view with the sketches in a grid pattern along the lower edge. Conceptual design is visionary and does not deal with the reality of structural engineering. Conceptual design is the first phase of architectural design. Generally speaking if you can think it, there is a way to do it. Of course, in the real world, the cost for building may be prohibitive.