Concept in Design
( This lecture was delivered by Prof. J.P. Singh: Dean ,Chandigarh College Of Architecture at the faculty of Architecture and Ekistics ,Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi. 11th November 2013)
The professor begins by putting up a list of dates, special dates in the Indian calendar, dates like the National Science day, National Education day and National Engineers day.
He then went on to tell us that there are 323 architecture colleges in India and about 16150 architects are registered per year, then there are 300 medical colleges ,but each college produces 100 students per year so that comes up to 30000 students per year.
We as architecture students belong to a very specialized domain and we should understand the value of our work (architecture) and ourselves.
(By this time the dean had us the architecture students eating out of his hands,Mesmerized)
What Is a Concept?
Concepts are constituents of thoughts. Consequently they are crucial to such psychological processes as categorization, influence, memory, learning and decision making.
Concept works on
Design is a process and also design is a product.
1>Receiving and understanding the brief
2>Studies and assessment
3>Concept design/Outline design
Form follows Function
Function follows Form
If we look at the scenario of a power station, form must follow function.
It is the Stage that requires the architect to grapple with the real issues of form and bulk, scale and mass and the genuine appearance of building within its surrounding urban concept, resolving and encapsulating the principles of scheme.
Development+ approach+ idea+ design intent=CONCEPT
What +how much => how to do it.
-CONCEPT DESIGN IS RARELY A EUREKA MOMENT
But it is usually a thought upon procedure.
-It is like the D.N.A of our project.
Developing a Concept
There are 2 approaches-
Implicit approach Explicit approach
Concept not too much logic only logic
Process graphic and watching involved lose the mystery
Approach recognition intuition must be challenged
NO MATTER WHICH APPROACH IS FOLLOWED,WE SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A WELL THOUGHT APPROACH.