Sequence Diagrams Competition
Come up with a concept. Break it into steps. Comunicate it clearly. Learn by practicing. Challenge yourself. Improve your skills. Never settle. Aim for excellence. Have fun. Learn from others. Explore and discover.
If you are reading this, we probably don’t need to convince you about how important it is, as an architect, to be able to translate your thoughts and ideas into meaningful drawings, capable of conveying practical information as well as emotion. These visual representations of a space help us show clients, professors, or simply colleagues, what’s going on in our minds.
Initially, being able to produce an image that represents a space, as you imagine it, might be enough. But as your projects evolves and mature, being able to tell a story is what will set your presentations apart. Showing that you are not only able to design beautiful spaces, but also explain how you got there, what’s your concept, and how your design evolved until reaching its final form, can be the difference between standing out to a competition jury or actually winning the competition, or between your teacher giving you an A or an A with honors.
An excellent way to add this kind of value to your presentations is to include a concept diagram, or more specifically Concept Sequence Diagrams. This type of diagram is composed of simple drawings capable of explaining the design and thought process of a space in just a few consecutive steps.
This time we would like to challenge you to create a Concept Sequence Diagram!
We’re going all the way back to the very first stages of a project design, when you are still playing around with simple volumes; stretching them, dividing them, staking them up, moving them around, etc. based on environmental parameters and the specific characteristics of the site.
We want you to practice this very specific skill: Storytelling through diagrams. We have created this imaginary site, which already sets a very interesting context and some challenges.
Your task is to create a building volumetry that represents the idea of a project and show the design decisions that you took as a sequence diagram. The goal in this competition is not the design itself, but to tell the story of how you came up with it.
And to make it even more interesting you have two decisions to make: 1.Where is this site? 2.What will this building be?
Make these choices and then use them as starting points to develop a concept. That’s what your sequence diagram should represent.
Oliver UszkuratArchitect & Content Creator+ info
Vishakha TiwairArchitecture Candy founder+ info
Max ColinProject : Unbuilt challenge winner+ info
These are some randomly selected submissions. Make sure to check all of them by visiting the gallery!