ARCH 121 Report 2 – ANDERSON, J. “The Design Studio”, Architectural Design

This week we analyzed a reading that had written by Jane ANDERSON. Firstly, I must say that this text is a guide book for students who start off this architectural life as there are doubts whether architectural design can be taught and also most of architectural schools and design studios use their own techniques but sometimes some students and also I may feel as if get stuck on the beginning of this education system because architectural education has not strict rules so what architecture students’ need is learning by doing on design studio and architectural education.

I also accept this text as a guide book so I find some keywords to lead me such as practice, sketch books, sketch models, analysis, diagrams and discussion. I have perfectionist and partly hasty character and when the assignments was given, I just begun to think how to do it. I can say that design studio is a place where you can gain experiences so based on my small but influential experiences sketch books have huge place instead of thinking invariably in architects’ life because as the author’s say in Zaha Hadid part sketches may not always be project specific, they express ideas and possibilities rather than certainties and solutions and as my instructors’ says sketches are not trashes, we can bring them together and we can reveal beneficial and effective result because learning by doing gives us instant feedback in terms of the visual result thusly we can do it better the next time.

It is not mentioned in the text but inspiration is required on the design studio. This can be even a hair as used Bad Hair Pavilion but we shouldn’t wait for it, should we? J Thus in this moment analysis and practice come into play. The more we practice, the better we get. On design studio, also design studio projects have important place. Design studio projects target that students should explore multiple ideas and potential solutions to the design problem so again analysis, sketches and diagrams become more of an issue and learning new skills and how to use new tools help support and develop the design work. This kind of project can help us in our professional life because projects in a professional life follow the same stage to student projects.