Hey guys and girls.
I could really see some of you all are struggling to present your design scheme in images that best describe what your building is all about.
Forget about the exterior image of your building for a moment. Ask yourself "What sorta spatial quality does my building have that I should show to the external crit?" Don't get me wrong here..exterior image is also important. It shows a lot on how your building sits onto the site and how it fits into context but it shouldn't be the main focus.
As what Khang Siang has mentioned in his previous comments "if this is about religion..I guess you ought to focus on displaying images that show the religious sides of your buildings"..that's exactly what you guys need to do! What makes your design scheme so special and different from others are those spaces inside it!
I'm gonna share a little of my studio work I did in Melbourne Uni. I won't be elaborating much about my work here. There's still some refinements that has to be done for my final submission. My studio theme is all about Atmosphere and we had to design a building that is a centre for climate cognition. My building functions as a weather museum that has a photo gallery, exhibition spaces and also a meditation space.
Each student has their own unique spatial devices that drives the design scheme which we got off from our workshop phases. Mine particularly was about the tension of spaces through instability.
The two images below are my community space. The contour wall was a direct representation of my external form, as well as what I thought would portray the tension of the spaces within my building (bull$h!t!ng your way tru ur ideas are very important! The crit bought my idea! =P )
The image below was kinda the best image that portrays what my building is about, hence I blew it the biggest in my board.
The photo gallery. Walls coming off from ceiling and side walls. This was one of my weakest space I had in my scheme. I directly copied the exact idea from my workshop outcome..which is good and bad. Good cuz that's what the Melbourne module wants you to do..progress our work based on our workshop phase...bad cuz it wasn't anything extraordinary...a copy and paste work.
My exhibition space. One of the strongest part of my scheme. Box floors extruded upwards at different height. The lightings from the box makes the floor seems floating and instable (a whole lot of stuffs about this spaces. wont talk about it here)
Hmmm..that's roughly what I would show to my external crit that would best describe what sorta spaces i have inside my building.
For the exterior..I think one good montaged image of your building onto the site which shows accessibility and site context is good enough.
Oh yeahh..a good section of your building do help a lot too in explaining what your scheme is about. If you have time, do a sectional perspective or an exploded axono (no problem to those sketchup people). Gaya to the max man! =)