Today we worked on our castle designs/floor plans. I suggested that multiple views (ex. bird's eye view from above, frontal view from the ground) would give the audience the best understanding of what it is your are creating. Also, I suggested that you might think of some sort of an "original" defense feature. I gave an example of a beam that was integrated into the top of the parapet that could be thrust out to thwart attackers using siege ladders. I've planned to have one more class to work on these sketches.
Here is a good website on castle designs: CASTLES