Materials can be used to convey the underlying concept of a building or in some cases they can function as the entire concept (Peter Zumthor is an excellent example).
In this video I detail the process I used for connecting the “lens for the seasons” and “barn” concepts to an attitude about building materials.
I begin with abstract imagery, then build Pinterest boards with inspirational images, then I gather and collage materials. Instead of directly quoting the Pinterest images I draw upon their essential ideas to develop the material palette for the building.
The concepts are hard to compress into a short video (my apologies) if you stay tuned to the end I talk about a quick tip for securing free material samples I recently discovered.
Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”