THE IDEA AND THE CONCEPT
The design activity begins with customer request, who supplies first documentation concerning the project (drawings, terms of contract, handmade sketches, and so on). Usually it is about an architectural project, in which works to be realised are developed at a very preliminary level. It is then very important to understand, starting from talks with customers and architects, which result is expected in terms of performances, technology, design. Analogous importance has the information about foreseen budget for the work.
The first phase includes then development of the CONCEPT, i.e. the study of solutions to propose, with the first drawings. Usually this phase consists of three-dimensional schemes, simplified renderings, with preliminary details or handmade sketches.
All of it is accompanied by preliminary measuring, with rough estimate of costs.
To explain technical solutions three-dimensional drawings are fundamental, especially with exploded schemes of node and mechanical junctions. All this, with customer feedback, leads to a PRELIMINARY project, in which there are already detected general dimensional characteristics of the work.