Graphic Techniques for Developing Creativity in Architectural Design
The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning,
2009, Volume 8, Issue 16, Pages 151-167
AbstractThe contemporary world is marked by the phenomenon of the rapid changes in all fields of human knowledge. The architecture of future will still be the most confusing and puzzling issue and misgivings that a rouse worry and leading to the spirit of adventures to make progress and arrive at the ways of revival, creativity and modernism. The idea of prevailing of certain culture or certain product in architecture depends on the given and available techniques, due to the fact that the computer and their graphic techniques become very important and vital to reinforce the image in architectural design. Thus, it is very necessarily to link between these techniques and suitable way to reform the mentality by which the architecture will be reformed, from what has been said, (there has no utilization for the whole modern and available graphic techniques in design processes for developing the creativity in architectural design).
In the preparatory stages of the architectural design processes, the designer is in search for basic solutions connected to the design method. Therefore, in the architectural design process, the graphic technique plays the vital and important role in developing the preparatory concept and the external representation of the design concepts, The graphic techniques and their representations can be regarded as tools of demonstrating concepts in the architectural design, in which the creation of concepts in the design is one of the necessary and creative tasks of the designer. Accordingly, the objective thesis can be shown in (developing the ways to utilize and exploit the recent graphic techniques of computer for developing the creativity in architectural design). The creative processes in the design with the aid of computer have been defined as processes that present new designing variables to the design processes. As a result, the purpose of these creative products must be innovated, and unlike other products and these products must be of high value and understandable as well. Moreover, the creation lies in achieving the two-sides of equation (i.e., Novelty and Value) in that they will be fulfilled on the basis of the hypothesis of the thesis (i.e.,it is possible that the designer can utilize the raster-image programmers as a creative tool for the designer).On the one hand, the value can be achieved by using previous formal references in the preparatory concept of the project; on the other hand, the novelty can be achieved by adopted methodology in the design process. as a result of that; this adopted methodology in this thesis will be achieved by using Photoshop programs and additional and annexed filters of the program in which the thesis will deal with it by designing methodology and the designer will apply them on a group of projects which are designed by the researcher and these projects are of preparatory concepts as a first part of the practical study includes selection a group of third-class students, department of architectural engineering, university of technology. This designing methodology will be applied on private projects which are also in the preparatory concept.The research has arrived at the seriousness and importance of utilizing Photoshop programs and additional and annexed filters connected with it in generating creation forms in architectural design process which can be shown on the level of the plan.
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