Architect’s Design Process : Modern Barn Studio Part II – Elevations

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In this video I walk you through the process of designing the exterior elevations for the Barn Studio project, a small outbuilding barn-like on the exterior, modern and minimal on the interior.

I discuss two of the elevation options in detail and the visual tricks I used to make this small structure seem larger than it is. Supplemental reading can be found on my blog post:

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  1. samir gurung
    January 8, 2015

    Thank you very much for sharing this video! it made me look back at my foundation of designing.ย 

  2. seVereGemini
    January 13, 2015

    Hi Eric, please keep doing these videos as they are extremely helpful and interesting to watch! Keep up the great work from Australia!

  3. Jordy Helenklaken
    January 22, 2015

    greatย vid!

  4. soso1995jor1
    March 11, 2015

    extremely helpful! that what i was looking for.
    my project in college is designing a kindergarten and am doing the elevations now.
    so thanks for sharing ur way of thinking about that! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

  5. Alejandro
    August 7, 2016

    I just have a question when are explaining the north elevation you're pointing to the one that has written south (ex. Around min 10) or am I wrong? Thank you're one of the greatest channels of architecture

  6. MrDothebadthing
    December 17, 2016

    I am enjoying your videos very much. I'm an architecture student in Belgium working on repurposing a barn located near Antwerp. This video gives me a better idea of what the focus should be on my project. I'm working on a 17m x 37m x 15m high barn. I find it very challenging to work with while converting it into a market space for local farmers. Thank you for this video.

  7. Nakic Avdic
    January 8, 2017

    God, that pillar in the middle is getting on my nerve … Why would you create the opening and then put a pillar at the center of it ? You could brake it into two pillars, or fix it in an other way… Still, I like your videos.

  8. Epic Army Of One
    March 9, 2017

    have you ever designed a lighthouse like home?

  9. MaZEEZaM
    March 24, 2017

    These videos and channel should have far more views and comments, they are seriously helpful for anyone learning Architecture or just interested in the process in designing a home.

  10. Troy Homenchuk
    April 2, 2017

    Loving the videos.
    I'd enjoy making some renderings of your projects like this barn studio.

  11. Anthony Huang
    April 4, 2017

    Awesome details in your presentation of the project and the clear articulation of the design. keep it up… Luv it…!!!

  12. Alexander Lavin
    April 5, 2017

    So there's hope yet for the frugal window obsessive. But now I've been caught murmuring "adapted commercial K.D. windows" in my sleep. Sir I salute you; rest assured this amazing, evolving trove of scholarship is some of the best content on YouTube, period.

  13. pranita varma
    April 25, 2017

    These videos r soooo interesting…..plz dont stop making videos evr…..

  14. Gamzat Khazim
    June 30, 2017

    Fantastic videos ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  15. Andrew Bowden
    August 14, 2017

    Great videos. My personal opinion however, is that the taller openings are much more of a barn feel. I'm not sure if its a regional thing but barns in my area of western Maryland often have wide and very tall doors that stop a foot or two from the soft or eves.

  16. mrstefanation
    August 29, 2017

    You had me puzzled for a sec because your elevations were incorrectly labeled. Fantastic vid, by the way!

  17. Salami Ogbeifun
    September 4, 2017

    Hi, i'm learning a lot from your videos, please keep sharing these videos. i will be delighted if i can download your simple floor plan template. Thanks a million.

  18. Three Swords
    October 17, 2017

    Is that a 12×18 sheet?

  19. Eddi Taru
    October 27, 2017

    Your drawing looks really nice and clean.

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