The evolution of presentations in Architecture
Architecture is one of the most ancient professions that have been adjusting to
changes in time, especially technological, and hundreds of offices around the world
found new and diverse ways to cope with the creative process, but also in a
challenging situation such as meetings with clients. Therefore, we might ask the
following question: how are, nowadays, architects presenting to their clients the project
do they want to build?
Before technology, an architecture main tool to express ideas was a sketch full of ideas
to present the project, and the first sketch is basically the heart of the project. Even
today it seems difficult to find an architect who starts a creative design in software,
right? After capturing that inspiration in beautiful drawings, the architect is ready to
transfer that information to an architectural plan.
The architectural plan
In the old days, it was common to see huge sheds full of architects and designers
spending hours drawing by hand on meters of paper sheets every project details.
Now, all you have to do is open your favorite architectural software on a computer to
perform this important step of a project. However, the concept of architectural plans is
crucial to establish communication between contractors and architects and without
these printed papers, it would be practically impossible to build anything. Nevertheless,
did the client, layman in architecture, manage to understand and imagine what this
building will actually look like?
Par excellence, this is the primary resource of an architect. If you haven't built one yet,
you probably haven't graduated or maybe you are just starting your studies. But, when
you do build a model, all your lost hours of sleep will make sense. However, is a
physical model is enough to capture the idea, concept, functionality of a project? Better
yet, is it enough to convince your client or investor?
Technology has been transforming and improving ways of doing, or not doing, things.
For example, in architecture, the advent of CAD software, renders and modeling
programs that allows professionals to have new ways of showing a specific project
through 2D and 3D images.
Before, an architect used to make a presentation showing old slides, using power point
or printing giant canvases with sections and plans of the project. Those were some
satisfactory techniques available to introduce architectural ideas to clients.
Later on, in the ‘90s appeared companies like Autodesk, which most of the architecture
offices in the world use at least one of its products, but, what is coming next? We have
the answer: Virtual Reality.
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