OK, I'm commandeering part of Don's post re: another topic, because I think
this could be interesting.
What *do* people mean by "design"?
Since I yammer about it <g!>, I guess I'll start ;) .
As an interested layperson/outsider and 3D dabbler, I see architectural
design as two things.
One is the overall look of a structure. As in, when one is looking at it
from the street, simply "Oh, I really like the way that looks".
Another his the process of gathering information (intended use of a
structure or collection of structures, site, climate, client
wishes/desires/needs) and, in conjunction with one's personal aesthetic,
coming up with an idea for arranging the space and the structure, and
selecting cladding, roofing, and even landscaping, in a way that makes the
best use of, is as harmonious as possible with, all of the considerations.
((There is also wrestling with permit boards and the local Taste Police to
get approval to actually build the thing, but that seems (form what I can
tell) to usually be comprimise and adaptation, rather than design...))
Anyone else? There has got to be more to it than that ;) !
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