Design Perspective Explained
Design perspective is a graphic representation of the design of a building. It shows what it’s going to look like after a facility finished building. Now, there are different ways to look at this.
How to Develop a Design Perspective
Developing this perspective, showing the way it developed is important. The recommendation is always that the design perspective is at human scale. This means that it looks as if a human being is looking at the building. It shows from an angle that he may experience. There are many ways to do this. It could be as if he’s walking by, as he’s approaching the building, as he’s entering the building. Also, it could be from a distance. It has to be able to represent what the end user is going to be able to look at in the actual building.
The Importance of Design Perspective to a Client
To be able to present that graphic to the client will make or break his acceptance of the design. Design perspectives are very, very critical in every design. We designed a facility for Fulton Airport, their new terminal building.
When our client saw the design perspective, he actually shed a tear. That’s what he told us because it gave him a visual of what this building was going to look like. In the past, he only had that in his mind of what this would look like. We were able to bring this to life. The true intent of a design perspective is to bring that design to life in front of the client.
A History of Rendering
There are different ways to develop a design perspective. Also, back in the day, we used to all this by hand: paper and pencil. Some architects got good at doing a freehand sketch of what buildings were going to look like in real life. Soon after there were techniques that came in. There were two point perspectives and three point perspectives. Also, you were able to develop these on paper. I remember studying how to do this and I was proud of being quick on developing perspectives. By quick I mean two to three days. Also, now you can do it in a matter of hours because of all the computer programs that are available out there. These not only help you model this design perspective in real dimension but also help you render it.
Rendering a design means to add beautification to the building. Also, it shows details of what that’s going to look like, adding color, and sky, and light, and vegetation. There’s a lot of programs that are able to help you do that. What we used to do in three days, today you can do in a matter of hours.
It is a lost art from an architect’s perspective, an artist’s perspective as well. But the true purpose of a perspective is still there. Also, it is a critical part of the design process. Almost all of my projects have design perspectives.
Mode of Communication
It’s important to be able to communicate what that building is going to look like after it has built. There is no better way to communicate that than through a perspective drawing. Also, some people call it isometrics, axonometrics, or design perspectives. It’s a 3D view of what that building is going to look like.
If they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, an architecture, a perspective is worth a thousand words. You present that perspective and it’s going to help you persuade the client to go with your design. Also, a client should always ask what the end product is going to include in the design process.
It’s is unusual if the designer does not use a design perspective. Then they’re missing out on one of the most important parts of the design process. Also, it is an important part of the design deliverables. This is especially if the project is a full building, a remodel, or an addition and space from outdoors.
You need a good representation of space from inside as well. If you’re remodeling the inside, you want to be able to see what that’s going to look like. Also, as a client, you can request the interior design perspective as well. It is for certain that design perspectives are critical to being able to visualize that end product.