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Research in Architecture
Methodology in architectural design Author s Wiggins, Glenn E. Download Full printable version 6. Advisor Donald A.
Metadata Show full item record. Abstract The act of designing in architecture is a complex process. Many designers, when probed for reasons to explain their actions, are either unable to answer questions, or provide explanations that are not true descriptions of their actions.
Frequently the designer will answer that his or her reason for making a particular design decision is based on 'feeling' or 'intuition. Architectural designers can create, yet are unable to say how they do so. Often that which can be explicitly discussed by the designer is the least significant part of his or her design process.
It is unlikely that designers are 'channeling' information from cosmic sources.
Methodology in architectural design
Rather, they are working with knowledge that is largely tacit. This thesis attempts to de-mystify the process of architectural design.
Through a close scrutiny of existing literature, incorporation of personal experience as an architect, and testing of theories with lay, novice, and expert designers a theory of design methodology is proposed. Description Thesis M.
Date issued Department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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