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I was fortunate enough to get an early look at the latest project by Renzo Piano – the Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum expansion. Most of these images have not been seen before so I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy.

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Continuing the conversation about Architectural Graphic Standards and what architectural firms convey in their construction drawings

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Narrative as Design Process

Bob Borson —  September 3, 2013 — 39 Comments

In the simplest of manners, a narrative simply requires the designer to put himself or herself into the role of the end user, sort of like role-playing (not in the Dungeons & Dragons sort of way). Here’s a good example:

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Size, scale, and proportion are where a good architect makes their living. Without proper scale and proportion, designs would suffer. I spent a look of time considering the scale of the components used when designing this year’s charity playhouse.

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Architects should sketch. You may not think you are very good at sketching but if it helps you work through your thoughts, I would argue that you are in fact, very good at sketching.

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No architecture should be considered “disposable” and even the most modest of sheds should demonstrate care and consideration to how it was designed and the purpose it will serve.

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One major upside to being married to an architect is that most architects have created drawings of their own houses, even if they didn’t designed them. These are called “As-builts” and they are really handy to have.

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