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I spend a lot of time making my construction drawings look like I spent a lot of time on them.

Makes perfect sense to me. It sends a message to the contractors who build my projects – “Pay attention, this is important!”

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I haven’t reported the construction progress on the CHouse Modern project in a while, but I have a detail that we are putting in at this project that is definitely worth talking about … take a look

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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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