As designers, architects, planners, and developers, we are always trying to visually capture the essence of a building, space, or form. Visual illustrations are very powerful and moving, and can effectively communicate a gestural concept with a quick snapshot as oppose to a drawn out explanation. Hence the infamous cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Throughout my own development as a designer, I have continuously oscillated between the apparent cost vs. time saving advantages of digital representation as the most effective means of conveying a sense of place. As I follow the technological surge and gradually learn more and more 3D digital software programs along the way, I subconsciously try to avoid relegating myself to solely using the computer, which I believe would inevitably stifle my ability to conceptualize and develop an idea. Sustaining a level balance between the two styles will be critical to my development and success as an architect and designer.
Status: School Project