chapter  3
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ARRIVING AT THE DIAGRAM

Unless you are designing a demountable temporary structure capable of erection on any site, then the nature of the site is one of the few constants in any architectural programme. Other fundamentals like, for example, the brief, or the budget may well change as the design progresses, but generally the site remains as one of the few fixed elements to which the designer can make a direct response. Just as an architect may establish quite early in the design process an ‘image’ of his building’s organisation and appearance, so must an image for the site be constructed concurrently so that the two may interact.