If you have finished your site analysis and you have a command on the site where you will design the building, let’s have look on a few concepts that will help you for the next step!
Symmetry has an aesthetic that appeals to people due to its basic instincts. It is positive to see the symmetry that already exists in the organic world and human beings in designs. Symmetry, which is also found in many important and ancient architectural works, can be on the detailing, materials and finishes of the spaces, on the micro scale, section, plan or appearance.
Concepts can sometimes give an idea based on a single word in architecture as well as in literature and poetry. The ideas underlying the concepts are often philosophical and question the realities of the world. All the narratives that exist in both architecture and literature are based on utopian and fantastic themes. The abstractness of the concept, which is associated with movement throughout the design, allows people to freely explore their creativity.
Light is one of the basic concepts you can use in architectural design. There are many ways to use and take in daylight. Spatial design with shadow and daylight can be your concept. In addition, you need to consider natural and artificial lighting’s quality for working spaces. We can say that many buildings in history of architecture have been successful in the use of light in buildings.
Biomimicry are forms derived inspired by nature from the word “bios” which means life and “mimesis” which means to imitate. Generally, buildings are real translations of biological organisms. They are also inspired by the work and processes of various flora or fauna.
Architects use biomimicy as a concept to solve building problems and optimize energy efficiency. The natural geometries, patterns, and materials found in the emulated organism are adapted to suit our needs.
Movements of users can be a good concept depending on the function of the architectural project. For instance, in buildings such as museums and cultural centers, how the user will guide, where to walk and where to stop. What kind of experiences will people passing through the spaces, what kind of circulation will you create? Who will act and in what kind of spatial setup?
What is the place of natural elements in your project site? Think about surrounding trees, rivers, rocky landscapes, vegetation, cliffs, valleys, and more. After a good environmental analysis, natural elements can be incorporated into your project and the concept idea. Find out how you can integrate it in a sustainable and ecological way.