Concept in Design

November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016 Asad Ahmed

 

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)

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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

-Plan, intention

-invention

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

4>Design development

5>execution

 

Form follows Function

Or

Function follows Form

If we look at the scenario of a power station, form must follow function.

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Concept Design-

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.

-M.E.P

-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.

J.P. SIngh
LecturerDean Chandigarh College of Architecture

(What followed were a series of memes on architecture, you are sure to find some here or here)

We at the hub express our gratitude to professor J.P. Singh for this brilliant lecture. 

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