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Architecture Programme, Or What Happens In Certain Spaces

Architecture Programme, Or What Happens In Certain Spaces

An architecture programme captures a building function in great detail. Lack of attention to the functional requirements will assure users will see it as a design failure. Architectural programme is therefore an essential consideration in every design project and process. Find out why…

What Is An Architecture Project Brief Or Design Brief?

What Is An Architecture Project Brief Or Design Brief?

You are going to be given some form of an architectural project or design brief for all of your design projects.
But what is a project brief, how is a design brief different, why are they important, and what exactly should you do with them?

What Is An Architecture Design Concept (And What Makes It Great)

What Is An Architecture Design Concept (And What Makes It Great)

One of the biggest challenges many architecture students have is grasping what an architecture design concept is, and what makes a great architecture design concept. Discover what is an architecture design concept, what is the purpose and where do they come from…

9 Tips To Be A More Productive Architecture Student

9 Tips To Be A More Productive Architecture Student

Is your architecture productivity lacking? Do you find yourself sitting down for hours on end and working your butt off but for some reason things take way longer than you think they should? Is your productivity not as good as you want to be or as other architecture students seem to be? When you start to understand and implement good architecture productivity habits, things are going to change.

How To Use An Architectural Scale Ruler (Metric)

How To Use An Architectural Scale Ruler (Metric)

When you start architecture school you will hear people talk about scale and scale rulers. Most of the time they will assume you know what this is and won’t tell you how to use an architectural scale ruler.
The thing is, it’s one of the most critical drawing tools you’re going to use.

An Introduction To Architectural Drawing Systems

An Introduction To Architectural Drawing Systems

The language of architecture is three-dimensional form and space, but the language of the architect is two-dimensional drawing. Use drawing systems to communicate efficiently and effectively.

Abstraction And Representation In Architectural Communication

Abstraction And Representation In Architectural Communication

Architecture is unlike most other creative disciplines. A writer starts to write words on a page that become a book or a play. A dancer moves their body to become the dance. An artist draws or paints what becomes the final piece of art.
But architects do not make architecture. Architects make a representation of architecture. So it is important to understand what this means…

How To Create A Simple New Semester Plan | For University And Architecture Students

How To Create A Simple New Semester Plan | For University And Architecture Students

Do you find yourself 3 or 4 weeks into a semester feeling overwhelmed, disorganised and falling behind? Does it take you this long to start to get into a groove and then spend the rest of the semester trying to catch up on the time you’ve lost and juggle all your deadlines?
Find out how to get organised and create a new architecture semester plan…

The Ultimate Architectural Site Analysis Guide

The Ultimate Architectural Site Analysis Guide

Part of the success of any design process is the preliminary work, including a great site analysis. A site analysis is a research activity that looks at the existing conditions of a site as well as possible future conditions. It considers physical qualities and characteristics, patterns and activities, relationships, context, givens, assumptions, opportunities and constraints within the immediate site and broader context and surroundings.

Top 9 Architecture Design Factors For ALL Architecture Projects

Top 9 Architecture Design Factors For ALL Architecture Projects

Not sure what the main architecture design factors are in your new project? Overwhelmed by information and the brief and requirements and the client and precedents and diagrams and brainstorming and where to start? Learn how to approach an architecture design project, specifically answering the question: What do I need to consider in any architectural design?
Listen to the full episode to learn the top 9 considerations that apply to any and all architectural design projects.

Architecture Programme, Or What Goes Where

Architecture Programme, Or What Goes Where

An architecture programme captures a building function in great detail. For some designers, the function of a building can be seen to restrict the creative process, innovation and aesthetics. The lack of attention to the functional requirements will assure those that use the building every day will see it as a failure in design. Architectural programme is therefore an essential consideration in every design project and process. Find out why…

Five Weeks Down, Seven To Go…

Five Weeks Down, Seven To Go…

I’ve been working with first and second years across a range of subjects and institutions for the last five weeks, and the same issues keep coming up. Here’s two top tips I can give you for keeping your momentum…

What Is An Architecture Project Brief Or Design Brief

What Is An Architecture Project Brief Or Design Brief

You are going to be given some form of an architectural project or design brief for all of your design projects. You might even receive a brief for any other project that includes a level of design in your construction, communication and possibly even history and theory classes.
But what is a project brief, why is it so important, and what exactly should you do with it?

How To Use An Architectural Scale Ruler (Metric)

How To Use An Architectural Scale Ruler (Metric)

When you start architecture school you will hear people talk about scale and scale rulers. Learn the importance of scale in architectural drawings, what a scale ruler is and two different ways to use a scale ruler.

Architecture Construction Class | What You’ll Learn And Why

Architecture Construction Class | What You’ll Learn And Why

When you discover you are enrolled in an architecture construction class, you might be asking why? Why do you need to be on a dirty building site amongst bricks and pipes and concrete? Architects design buildings, and builders, build? So why do you need to know about construction? Find out now.

What Goes In An Architecture Design Journal, Sketchbook Or Visual Diary

What Goes In An Architecture Design Journal, Sketchbook Or Visual Diary

In most of your design studios, you are going to be asked to keep an architecture design journal, sketchbook or visual diary. Sometimes it may be part of your assessment to show your engagement, process and completion of the required work. Even if you’re not asked to keep a design journal it’s a really good habit to get into. So what is a design journal, how do you start, and what goes in it?

What Goes In An Architecture Design Journal, Sketchbook Or Visual Diary

What Goes In An Architecture Design Journal, Sketchbook Or Visual Diary

In most of your design studios, you are going to be asked to keep an architecture design journal, sketchbook or visual diary. Sometimes it may be part of your assessment to show your engagement, process and completion of the required work. Even if you’re not asked to keep a design journal it’s a really good habit to get into. So what is a design journal, how do you start, and what goes in it?

8 Architecture Project Stages From Concept To Construction

8 Architecture Project Stages From Concept To Construction

Architecture school often places a big emphasis on design. But it is important to understand that design is only one of the architecture project stages. The process first finding a client through to getting your design built and the client moving in involves a lot of very different stages. Find out more…

Top 9 Architecture Design Factors For ALL Architecture Projects

Top 9 Architecture Design Factors For ALL Architecture Projects

The start of a design project can be overwhelming. You have to consider the brief and requirements and the client and precedents and diagrams and brainstorming and where to start? Learn exactly what you need to consider in any architectural design…

8 Architecture Project Stages From Concept To Construction

8 Architecture Project Stages From Concept To Construction

Architecture school often places a big emphasis on design but this is only one part of an architecture project. Discover all the stages of an architecture project from finding a client, developing a concept through to building and moving in!!

How To Become An Architect In Australia (And Overseas)

How To Become An Architect In Australia (And Overseas)

Becoming an architect requires a particular series of steps, including study, practical experience and registration. If you want to discover how to become an architect in Australia, learn about the full process here…

Architecture Communications Class | What You’ll Learn And Why

Architecture Communications Class | What You’ll Learn And Why

When you start architecture school, you may be required to take a class called communications, or visual representation or something similar. This is going to be new to most people whether you have done any kind of drawing, graphics or design before. So it’s important to know the point of a Communications class.

What Is Architecture School Like And What To Expect

What Is Architecture School Like And What To Expect

Before you commit to studying architecture you might want to know what is architecture school like. Architecture school can be hard work, but also very rewarding. At first, it may be very different to anything you have experienced before.

What Does An Architect Do Exactly?

What Does An Architect Do Exactly?

Ask most people what does an architect do exactly and they will tell you… they design buildings. This is true to an extent, yes, but a real architect will do so much more in the process of taking an idea to reality. Discover all the things an architect might do in their day here…

What Is Architecture? What Makes Architecture, Architecture?

What Is Architecture? What Makes Architecture, Architecture?

When you search the term “what is architecture?” you are inundated with definitions and abstract quotes about architecture being a language, a political statement, a collaborative process, an art form, a science, a reflection of culture. It can leave you confused. So let’s find out what architecture really is.

What Does An Architect Do Exactly?

What Does An Architect Do Exactly?

Most people will say architects design buildings. This is true but a real architect will do so much more in the process of taking an idea to reality. Discover all the things an architect might do in their day here…

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