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How to design like an architect | A modern home



A follow up to Doug’s first How to design like an architect video and his Design a Dream Home video series. More about the design methodology Doug teaches at the Architect’s Academy, click here

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48 comments

  1. I like Architect and my hobbie is draw to a building

  2. The requirements to be an Architect extends way beyond being able to draw an object. Compliance with Standards, regulations, ordinances, planning conditions, site conditions, social and cultural contexts, budgets, work health and safety, structural resilience, industry constructional conventions, ecological and sustainable building materials and processes, energy efficiency, embodied energy considerations….etc.etc This is on top of the visual artistry and functional efficacy and balancing a clients personal desires and needs.

  3. Put a box in the landscape. Make up story about the "flow" of things. Engineers to actually make it work. Job done.

  4. Reality check – Most clients have a budget, and that was something this video did not address at all. Yes the process is great, and the design is cool, but more often than not, a budget has a HUGE impact on the design. The key, and challenge, is to create a really nice design that meets all of the who, what, where, and why within the client's budget.

  5. If was the designer of this home, I would have put at least 2 supports underneath the home to help keep it from falling or at least show that it has a support underneath.

  6. Humans need to be grounded- not hanging in space.

  7. That "house" looks like a monstrosity. I guess every "architect" is different.

  8. - Alexmegamind -

    I am big baby and this help me good boy

  9. Structure of the cantilever doesn't make sense to me.

  10. Not Josh Radnor,Ted Mosby LOL

  11. MY GOD! What was the design at 0:15?! I would LOVE to know the name of that design!

  12. the architecture shos that the practicing is doesnt matter of that type of architectural plans of a house very beautifull drawing

  13. Let's us be civil to each other and honest at the same time. I am not an engineer, but a registered architect with great structural knowledge. And would be happy to test that any day aginst any contractor or structural engineer. It is very important to be knowledgeable about how structures come together and stand up but no architect needs to calculate the exact size of a column or a beam. For that, we have structural engineers and or old fashion size tables. Today most a simple program can replace a structural engineer's tasks on most projects. But to me, structural engineers still have a place at the table when they can use their expertise and be part of the design team. Now we well know that not all architects are created equally and some need more help from their engineers but it is very wrong to say "architects only imagine and engineers build it". In my 20 odd years of experience, I have never seen an engineer building anything on the site. Artisan, by the way, I noticed that you are not an engineer!

  14. Allan Barwood fishing

    Ted mosbe ??

  15. Keira Delos Reyes

    I want to be an architect but I'm worried about the math but I'm more worried about what's gonna happen to me after I graduate. Like am I gonna work right after college? Is math really important in architecture? My drawings are mostly anime is that bad? meh… I still have like 4 years till college…

  16. Did this house got built ?

  17. amazing work done by architect

  18. Could you make an older house

  19. i like a