How to Develop Successful Architecture Concepts in Architecture School | 079
Concepts are the key themes and ideas underpinning every studio project in architecture school. This is how you develop a successful concept.
Concepts are what drive your architecture projects forward. Without a concept, your project has no legs. With a concept, you can get passionate for your project to take it to higher levels.
For studio 4 I was given a brief to design something having a key focus on the design concept. There was little focus on budget, structure, sustainability and detailing. Rather, we were able to immerse ourselves in the purity of architectural creativity. I’ll be going over my studio 4 project which has been my most successful concept and project to date to explain how you can develop successful architecture concepts in architecture school. Stick around to the end of this video to hear my best advice for developing concepts.
There is a lot that goes into an architecture concept. And I’m going to go over an exact strategy plan for you to follow to come up with your own successful concepts, But if there was one thing I’d like for you to take away from this video, it’s this - the most important thing to know is that a concept takes time to develop. It’s not something you can pump out in 20 minutes. It’s not a word you pick from the air, or a diagram you sketched, it’s an idea. It’s a multitude of ideas. It is not something that is chosen but formed and developed over time. Think of the forming of the Earth. The mountains and valleys weren’t just placed there, scientifically speaking, but moulded from external elements, volcanic eruptions, wind, water, temperature, climate, natural events that formed the rocks over millions of years.
Your architecture concept is an idea that is moulded over time from external elements. Just by working on your project and spending time on it. It needs time to stew and ferment.
This doesn’t just mean waiting patiently at your desk. Here’s the process for stewing up the perfect concept.