Sandra Kesselmeier, drawing 1, work in class

Maria Helene Saether - technique from NMBU, and drawing of Casa de Blas

Technique from Norwegian University of Life Sciences - City and urban planning.

I am studying city and urban planning, and since we don't really have one specific technique we use, I will show a project we did from last year. Normally we start a project with hand drawn diagrams to analyse the city or area we are working on. The next thing we do is to locate different uses of each building, and we see what works in the urban space and what does not. In this project we were working on how to give the place a more human scale, focusing on pedestrians. At the end we made a new plan for the whole area focusing on how the pedestrians can get a better walking experience in the area. In the planning process we mostly use hand drawn sketches, and then finishing it in programs like Photoshop, Autocad, Sketchup, Illustrator and Indesign.

For this next task I have looked at diffrent uses of the rooms in the house like we do for type of uses in an urban plan.

Manpreet Kaur, first drawing, work in class

In our school we start by evolution of concet of design project by making some sketches of the idea in our mind and some bubble diagrams to work out the connectivity. so i have drawn a perspective view of my house (house of spiritual retreat) and a bubble diagram showing its connectivity.

Work in class, first drawing. Mónica Hidalgo

This is a sunny day in the pool seen through the eyes of Paula.

Casa en la Moraleja, Madrid. Miguel Fisac

University of technology in Wrocław | M. Mochniak, R. Strzelczak

        Our school of architecture- Technical University in Wrocław- as most of schools has as many methods of designing as teachrers. Each one has it’s own style but, on the other hand, we can say that thay have also something in common. We take into account many things while designing but three of them are for us the most important-we call it „a scale”. These are these three points:
     .       Community wchich we are designing for
     .       Surrounding of the building
     .       Way of designing- „net method”
At first we are making the whole analise of a person/people for who we are designing for. We  make intervious, check all the needs- because the most important is a satisfaction of a client.

Then we are looking for a connection between our building and the surrounding. We are trying to use and design the whole space- including mostly the nearest space one. We are also trying in most of our projects to keep the relations between buildings –lines of windows, proportions of the floors, uniformity of the materials.

And the last part is to create a „net” under our beginning- we belive that people are feeling in the best way in the regular space- if the building has a right proporcions and the walls continues on the lines of the net-so the plan is showing some repeating rule- than we get very „clen plan of the building”. Because of the construction and as also sharing buildings into parts we are trying to keep the same rythm of walls or pillars to make people feel confidence in a space-not confused-to help them to know where they are in every part of building whithout knowing the plan. We all put much attencion on a construction of the building- desing modern, future buildings but also thought in terms of creating this in reality.