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Design Process through Sketching

18 Sep 2018
 
Image Credit: Andrew Muffitt
Architectural Credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.
 

Drawings by Andrew Muffitt
Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP, Partner at Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.

This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas.

Sketching is often used as a tool for design development and rationalization. In this proposed mixed-use development in Mississauga, Ontario (image above & below), hand sketches helped to develop the spatial qualities.



Image credit: Andrew Muffitt, Partner, Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP
Architectural credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.




The series of mid-rise buildings wrap around the City block to create an inhabitable courtyard space for both residents and visitors alike. 
 





Image credit: Andrew Muffitt, Partner, Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP
Architectural credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.




With the aid of digital 3D modeling, the sketches served to articulate façades, massing, and access points by rationalizing horizontal and vertical elements, recesses and projections, and reveals and banding. 




Image credit: Andrew Muffitt, Partner, Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP
Architectural credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.
 


While digital modeling is an invaluable and convenient visualization tool used to increase efficiency in the design process, it is the hand sketch that still best conveys the intent of a design and allows for the nuances of a space to emerge.


Image credit: Andrew Muffitt, Partner, Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP
Architectural credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.


 
 
 

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October 04, 2018 09:39 by Anonymous
Excellent illustration of a successful design process!


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October 04, 2018 09:38 by Anonymous
Excellent illustration of a successful design process!


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September 28, 2018 02:03 by Anonymous


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