errr..m puzzled at a point....
is it necessary to hav a concept of ur design??
nd wot to do if u dont hav it??
to make a story after making ur plan and form...it doesnt luk a convincing answer for me.. :|
but y the concept has to come before the design...??
i just like the curved lines..and on a rectangular site i drew the curved lines to cater the maximum space in order to design the kindergarten building...so is this my concept?but i m having no inspiration
Without concept the building is as if without soul and it cant be called as architecture. Before starting the design development many deep studies is needed to develop the concept that can carry strong character or respond to your issue.
I personally will have a hard time to start drawing before thinking of concept. as concept is the guide for you throughout the process.
Would you talk before thinking?
I think concept is the thinking part. If you talk without it, you may be successful at creating a sentence but you may miss some important words that would effect everything in relation.
Architecture is a language that contains past, recent and future elements. A very full dialog..
So... When you want it to speak for you, you need to think deep, understand wide and evolve futuristic. Because someone else will build on your past, to the future....It always carries on...
What to do in your situation right now would be reconsidering the steps that you took and finding out the reasons why you liked those shapes.. Because shapes that we create are tools to visualize. But there is always a reason behind the created geometry that the geometry fed itself on.
Naturally, as Architects we define naive ideas, geometries or thoughts in the very beginning. As you start reconsidering them and researching them in and out, it develops to be more of an Architecture rather than form only.
I will recommend you to find a very popular (nowadays) archicomic called Yes is More by Bjarke Ingels Group. I believe this book will help you to understand the whole process and answer many of your questions. Especially, conceptualizing before or after..
Inspiration stimulates your creativity and motivates you to go forward. It is something in design blood and yes it is important. I wouldn't separate inspiration from concept or design. Because as I said before, we think, we design, we build and someone else gets the inspiration maybe from your design and builds on your past.
Evolution is maybe the best key word for inspiration. Evolving what happened to a better...
Here is the inspiration taking its place..
This is just like a chain. If you remove any item in it, then it is not connected anymore...
and .... that is where we 'Architects' are fed from... Connections!!