In this instance a series of card models were made in order to describe the proposed stair form and the various openings onto the stair. These studies were supported by a series of 3D computer models.
Working as Architects in Fulham Shape Architecture undertakes many such projects where the brief calls for an interior based on the principles of light and clean and simple detailing.
Hand drawing was used in the design of the stair and was particularly
In this combination of techniques both Client and architect was able to handle the physical model and fully understand the proposal. The model was then easily adapted to explore further changes. The computer graphics allowed perspective views to be taken from various viewpoints. Hand drawing of the various details at meetings with Client and Contractor were the basis for a creative and practical discussion.
At our Fulham basement project in St Dunstans Road the design of the stair followed the route described in yesterday’s blog on drawing buildings where we highlighted the importance and value of drawing the ‘building section’.
Here the basement stair is very much a feature of the building as it sits in a glass box that itself is set between the edge of the building and the garden. This design is successful in integrating stair, garden and sky. Again a mix of hand drawing and computer graphics were used to explore the composition of the several elements.