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Site Analysis By Edward T. White
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Contextual analysis is a predesign research activity which focuses on the existing, imminent, and potential conditions on and around a project site. It is, in a sense, an inventory of all the... More > pressures, forces, and situations and their interactions at the property where a project will be built. This book describes the process and techniques of visualizing site information for architectural design in the dual sense of converting the information into graphic images and seeing or understanding the information better. The central thesis is that our ability to draw needs, requirements, and early design concepts is just as important as our ability to draw final building design solutions and that, in fact, our diagramming skills profoundly influence the quality of our building designs.< Less
Space Adjacency Analysis By Edward T. White
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One of our major responsibilities as architects is to design buildings that support the activities of the users of the facilities. Our building designs should positively reinforce and facilitate the... More > performance of the operations that they house. A facility should go beyond simply containing activities and should actually contribute to the productivity of our client's organization. This book describes the process and techniques of visualizing program information for architectural design in the dual sense of converting the information into graphic images and seeing or understanding the information better. The central thesis is that our ability to draw needs, requirements, and early design concepts is just as important as our ability to draw final building design solutions and that, in fact, our diagramming skills profoundly influence the quality of our building designs.< Less
Building Meaning By Edward T. White
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This book explores and explains building image analysis. Like the two previous books in the series, "Site Analysis" and "Space Adjacency Analysis", it provides a way to pay... More > special attention to a particular type of design issue - in this case the issue of building image or environmental message. This can help a designer responsibly handle large amounts of design information in a systematic way, allow designers and clients to communicate better about the nature of the design problem to be solved and the reasons for design decisions, and make design processes more effective and efficient.< Less