Running head: BUILDING DESIGN 1



Bendia Elia

Rasmussen College

G147/ART20 Section04

Kathryn Faass

March 2, 2021

Building design

A design is a plan for the construction of something to implement the activity in the form of a prototype. Examples of design activities are architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, business processes, and sewing patterns. The design is made to satisfy specific goals. It must use functional, economic, and socio-political considerations, and it should interact with a specific environment. This piece of paper will discuss building design which is one of the engineering diagrams.

Building designs are done by people known as building designers. To be a building designer, he or she must be a graduate from a school of architecture and possess a license from the licensing bodies. Building designs are drafted for various reasons. Some of the reasons include helping in the estimation of materials if designed well, it minimizes energy consumed, creates unique works, and many more. When making a building, one must consider things like the purpose for the building, the environment where the building is to e constructed, and the people's culture where the building is to be constructed.

During the sketching of my building design, I considered the following principles.

I considered balance which will help in giving stability and structure to the design. I tried to balance visual weight by balancing colors, space, and texture. I tried to employ unity in the sketch. This created agreement between elements such that each element is observable as more critical than the sketch as a whole. It has also promoted proximity by connecting the elements visually and not only by placing them together: I have also employed repletion which has strengthened my design by putting elements together hence creating association and consistency.

In my sketch, there is also rhythm created by the use of elements more than one time. This has created a feeling of organized movement. Variety is also important in creating rhythm. I have also employed the principle of movement, which created visual flow. I have placed dark and light areas. I have directed movement by using edges, shapes, and colors. This helps in making building design attractive to people. I have also employed the principle of emphasis. This has been gained by contrasting sections of color, size, form, shape, and density. This helps in capturing attention on the design. I have also employed space by stationing elements in a way that space is observable within them.

I also designed the building to receive maximum daylighting. The building will be able to receive maximum daylight. This is important because it reduces pressure which in turn saves energy. To achieve this, I have employed narrow floor plates, atrium spaces, and internal courtyards to ensure that the house receives maximum daylight. I have also tried to design a durable design to maximize on future resilience of the building. My design also took into account the conservation input energy. Any building is supposed to be designed in a way that it can be built effectively by manual labor and doesn't require many machines. This makes the building expense-friendly.

In conclusion, a building design should minimize energy use. This helps in increasing energy dependence in the future. It should utilize the building space and material used. A good design should operate in a way that allows people to use and reuse materials most productively. A good design should also reduce the amount of waste that would be released from the building. A design should give sustainable building. A building design should maximize on allowing as much daylight in the building as much as possible. By making daylight to be the primary source of light, it saves the energy used in the building.


Sketch of a building.

It is designed to be a residential house.

It is also designed to allow daylight inside, making it the primary source of light.

The design is designed to save on inputs making it expense-friendly.