5 Key Steps to Create Design Concept in Architecture
A concept can be defined as an abstract idea or thought or notion or a plan that helps determine your approach into implementing a process according to the imagined or laid out outcome.
In the architectural field, a concept is the approach towards the design that can be as malleable, flexible and evolve as the process grows. A design concept in architecture is the designer’s way of transforming the non-physical plan into a built product, centered on the theme and overcoming the problems and critical issues.
How Designers Should Create the Design Concept in Architecture?
An effective design concept must be open to all influences and fully open and flexible in the open stages. Here we provide some key steps to create design concepts:
- Define the Purpose of the Concept
The purpose, the end-result, your target is critical to work around creating the concept for the architecture. A strong architecture is all about its strength and that is possible only with a defined purpose. The concept doesn’t necessarily have to be a single, big idea but can be built of sequential smaller conceptual settings. The purpose of the architecture is to bring about functionality and sustainability and that should form the foundation for approaching the concept.
- Analyse the Site
After you are done with the purpose, the next process is to go through the physical elements. Collect all the data related to the site including its features, measurements, characteristics, including the surrounding environment as well.
- Brief the Client’s Ideology
The information the designer gets includes building type, organisation, cultural tone, aesthetic appeal, program, functional viability and preconceptions which goes a long way to create the base of your design approach.
- Building Typology
The building typology is extremely important to get cleared about at the start, so you are able to focus on the typology or the genre to create a concept that sustains and blends well in that.
- Narrative of the Architectural Project
This includes the functional element entailing how the property will grow to be used and adapted over time, who and how will people use it, and how unified it will stay befit in the future.
A designer needs to be able to expand their architectural design mindset now so that they can work through a holistic approach and strengthen their concept design process while positioning their work innovatively to create something extremely beautiful and highly functional and sustainable.