the value of unconventional thought

The word innovation has been tossed around back and forth for decades, and the real essence of it has been muddled. Times change, and so do we. Survival is a basic human necessity. We need to adapt to survive. What works perfectly in the past may not work in the present, and even in the […]

finishes

Finishes specification involves detailing a list of all the materials in the final parts of the project. The file contains commercial products available in the market following technical, functional, aesthetic, and economic criteria ‒ price and maintenance costs.

the value of psychology on architecture

Design is not all about creativity. As much art as it is, architecture can also be also based on scientific values. Studies show that much of the buildings that instigate the highest impact on emotions interconnect architecture and psychology.

round table at 751

Cannon Design organized a roundtable at the 751 lecture hall coinciding with the exhibition ‘Unmade in China’ presented at the 2012 Beijing Design Week. The event featured projects developed by the architectural firms featured in the exhibition followed by a discussion about the particular characteristics of the design process in the Chinese market.

computer-generated imagery

Visuals are representations of design through images, animations or virtual reality systems. They are developed by 3D models, and they help understand the spatial qualities of the project in its context.

elevations and facade systems

Cross sections are the parts we obtain cutting straight through the building, exposing both the interior and the constructive system.

handover and as-built documentation

The handover and as-built documentation include drawing up plans and documents reflecting the project’s construction status, which may be used for maintenance operations or as a reference point for further interventions.

process

brief development

right size

selective tendering

prefabricated construction in Anguix

the philosophy of experimental design

master planning

the process

interdisciplinary is not multidisciplinary

value engineering

time spent on project development: a future-proof investment

physical models

wiki architecture

the blink

communicating design with 3D prints

the significant value of design in real estate

REmodelling

quantity survey and cost plan