01 Oct Architecture is Not Just an Art; It’s a Science
What comes to mind when you think of The Guggenheim in New York City, the Lotus Temple in India, or the Burj Khalifa in the UAE? Most would call them impressive works of art. But is that really all they are? Architecture has been defined as the art of designing and constructing buildings or other structures. Yet this art form requires more than leaving a visual impact in a community. In reality, a building needs to be more than just attractive; it needs to be functional, sturdy, and able to endure the test of time, as well as practical to the environment and sustainable. Commercial buildings and massive housing projects are no exception to these rules. The careful fusion of aesthetics and constructability is the foremost factor to determine your project’s success. Here is where the science comes in.
Science, simply defined as a system of acquiring knowledge by observation and experimentation, has an essential part in the architectural mind. An architect has to research and develop ideas on a variety of areas related to the creation of a building. Some of these areas include understanding the environment of the location where the structure will be built, the history of the area and how would the structure impact it, and the style that wants to be included. Then the architect has to factor in the inward workings of the building such as its mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technological systems, to name a few.
When considering the multiple elements that an architect has to consider, you can see how science and art go hand in hand. A true work of art will fuse together inspiration and emotion with the correct scale and measurements. But that is just the beginning. An excellent architect knows how to hone in those abilities to cater to the vision of the client. If an architect does not know how to listen to the concepts of a client and balance that with the engineering needs of the building, it will be unsuccessful. That is why at DDD we can combine creativity, technicality, and the ability to visualize your final product. Impressive design has always been a staple in the DDD toolkit. Strategic, timeless, and efficient architectural design is part of our unified, data-driven process of project delivery. We listen carefully to each client’s needs and develop concepts that resonate with their financial framework while fulfilling their aesthetic goals. Combining research and creativity, we develop and clearly communicate strategic ideas and conceptual alternatives that culminate in buildable and sustainable environments. As our reputation indicates, all our architectural design projects are within budget, functionally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective to operate and maintain.
Science comes in
The creative ability in both the artistic and engineering aspects of a project allows for speedy problem solving and sticking to the time limits on any given plan. The use of technology also allows the architect to combine the art and science of the design of the structure in a preliminary form and make any modifications needed to reach the end goal. This in turn adds visualization to the final product and creates excitement and confidence in the client. It’s a certainty that an architect is the artistic display of a scientific mind. Through educated assessments – and leveraging industry-leading technology – DDD is fully aware of the unique talent of their architectural design team. They are sure to bring both art and science to the job at hand so you can walk away with your own unique work of art.
DDD takes full advantage of the collaborative nature that our robust Building Information Modeling (BIM) infrastructure offers, to produce not only high-quality sets of documents but also to deliver exceptionally built environments. With the use of this technology, we are able to analyze our projects in multiple dimensions, as well as foresee and eliminate potential construction issues.
Let’s put our design muscle to the test
DDD recognizes that great design is only useful to our clients when coupled with practical, actionable plans that provide the potential for constructability and minimize errors in the subsequent construction phases. In other words, buildable plans are a NEED, not a nice-to-have. Consult the experts at DDD to ensure that your project design meets superb aesthetics, but also rigorous constructability standards, for the best possible construction experience.