LESSON 12: Architectural Design – Concept

This week begins a three-week exercise in which students are asked to develop a concept for a non-programmed space, namely a waiting room, and express it in words, in plan, section, and elevation, and in axonometric. In the final class they will present their project to a jury.

What is a concept? How do architects organize their thoughts into a single concept that can be expressed architecturally?
1. Create a list of waiting areas that you have experienced in your lives.
2. Select from this list the most memorable experience you’ve ever had waiting for someone or something, and write a paragraph about it.
3. Draw a floor plan of what you remember of this waiting area, on trace paper.