Designing the Architectural Form
An Architectural Form will first require a primary and secondary analysis, before the user is able to give a final decision on the form. These analyses will take into account the structural components, equipment and personnel that are necessary to create the building’s form. The analysis is not complete until the project has been proven.
A secondary analysis examines the project from the point of view of the supplier or purchaser. The analysis is generally descriptive, consisting of an investigation of the operation documentation and associated costs.
The primary analysis describes the manner in which a customer might develop the requirements. It is based on a potential buyer’s capability to develop the building’s form. This involves the use of engineering documents, drawings and the specification of plans and specifications. The primary analysis provides the stage by which the buyer determines whether or not he or she will proceed with the project.
The second stage is to illustrate the various ways in which a purchaser might present his or her needs to the project architect. One way this can be done is to provide a list of technical parameters, an example of which is found in the design document, which will then be discussed with the architect.
Once the technical parameters have been presented, it is time to come up with a plan for the form and the project. This is achieved by using the preliminary design and the specifications, as a guideline. These specifications and the preliminary design work together to provide the beginning of the project.
The drawing and the example would allow the buyer to see the system and its strengths and weaknesses. Once the buyer is satisfied, the next step is to determine if the material, systems and services can be implemented without problem.
The third step involves implementing the procedure by making the building physically feasible for the client, although some changes may need to be made according to local ordinances. The project documentation will describe what has been done.
Once the project is created, the buyer makes it a requirement for the project architect to take the samples to the client. The document details any changes needed to the structure of the project.
The project architect’s notes and the contractor’s records are subject to the laws of the state. Both parties are responsible for keeping track of their materials and subcontractors.
A case study solution should therefore consist of these three stages: primary analysis, secondary analysis and simultaneous design. The primary analysis describes the issue and provides a description of the building; secondary analysis examines the supporting materials and the process of construction; and the simultaneous design prepares the sample project for implementation.
Architects should not make the mistake of assuming that a problem exists when the entire building remains unchanged. The primary and secondary analysis are essential for a client’s first impression of the architectural form, while the project’s structural design allows for changing conditions.