In today’s Micro-Lecture, you will learn about the differences between design intent versus design usage. It is important to consider each when designing both during concept formulation and later design development. By being conscious of your design’s usage possibilities, you can better fine-tune your design vision and its resulting outcome — even if re-design is necessary.
In today’s micro-lecture, you will learn how to optimize the design of your concept’s architectural flow by learning how to give attention to the “between spaces” that exist before and after architectural features. By also focusing on these “between spaces” you can create better experiential flow for your building occupants.
This micro-lecture serves to deconstruct the 3D Visualization modeling process to show how it can go beyond representation, to also become a more integral part of the design process that enriches architectural design for experience. In today’s video micro-lecture, you will learn about the feedback cycle where 3D visualization models can be used to inform design decisions about form and material behaviors.
In today’s micro-lecture, I will teach you the top seven ways your architecture prototype model can best inform your design vision and decision-making when trying to capture the transience or changeability of an environment. These seven prototype modeling methods are presented along a spectrum that helps you to decide which method will work best for your design process needs.
In today’s micro-lecture you will learn about a critical feedback loop which improves your architectural design process. Marked by three primary steps, this improvement cycle diagram will prompt you to start thinking about how you can better integrate an occupant-centered approach into your design process.
This micro-lecture explores how environmental psychology can be used to innovate your architectural design. You see, by understanding how to dissect your occupants’ behavioral cues, you can gain insight into what aspects of your design to target for improvement.
In today’s micro-lecture, you will learn about 3 technology portal types that can be integrated into your architectural design. By thinking about architectural technology design as portal integration, you can expand upon, and push, the present-day uses of technology to bring greater benefit to your building occupant. In the micro-lecture, you will what portal types exist today, and how you can design to push beyond them.
Watch this micro-lecture to learn three critical ways to pull from what building design concept examples can teach — to inform the way you go about solving for your own design concept challenges strategically.
This micro-lecture aims to get you thinking about how computation can be used strategically — to act as a catalyst that fuels more sophisticated and innovative design solutions. In fact, this micro-lecture showcases four key ways that computation can integrate into your design process to help throttle your design vision further to help improve your architectural innovation.
In this micro-lecture, you will learn 4 key ways that an adaptive architecture can adjust to occupant response to help solve for their needs in real-time. Watch the following micro-lecture to see how these 4 methods help adaptive architecture to exude its own behavioral language.
Using two key methods, kinetic architecture can work through perception and through behavior to re-present nature to occupants in ways they may never have experienced it before. In this micro-lecture, both perception through architecture and behavior upon architecture are explored as a means by which to spark innovative design concepts that provide for awe-inspiring occupant experience.
As an architectural designer, there are often many activities which you engage in at the preliminary stages of your architectural design projects. These project research phases can be optimized by knowing the right question to ask as you create your architectural design. In this micro-lecture you will learn exactly what that question is, along with how to use it as you engage in your preliminary design research.
In this video micro-lecture, you will learn how to create architecture that is not only more innovative, but also life-changing for occupants. By understanding what to aim for during design concept formulation, you can maximize your design’s positive impact.
Don’t rely on signage to guide your occupants, instead use architectural features to prompt them, to inspire them, and to show them meaning as they travel through your built space. Design an architecture that pulls its occupants through a meaningful journey.
A critical question to ask yourself as an architect is: How will my building grow and change with and for its occupants? You see, an architecture needs to meet occupant needs and goals as they change, and in this video I will show you key ways that this can be achieved — so your building is one that is most relevant and valuable for its occupants.
Providing extraordinary experiences for occupants can really help them to achieve their goals and uplift their quality of life. That is why it is important for your architecture to target “transformational experiences” where occupants leave your architecture better off than before they entered it.
In this video, I will show you the next steps in architectural innovation for dynamic building designs — plus, you will learn how each step builds upon the last, so you understand where innovative architectural qualities can fit into your own design work.
In the this video, I will show you how to boost building performance for your occupants, so they’ll not only enjoy the environments that you create, but will also tangibly benefit from them as well.
The use of design science in architectural design can help architects to better understand how their spaces will impact occupants — and by using scientific research about how environments affect the people they serve, spaces will be that much better — able to help those occupants reach their desired goals.
Architectural representation is advancing, and with those advancements come new information that can be extracted to help designers make more informed design decisions. From 2D CAD drawings, to 3D renderings and animations, to CAVE 3D Immersive Projections — different information can be extracted from each to help architectural designers.
As architects, often there is a gap between the vision for a building design and the existence of materials available with which it can be built. Yet, the gap between creative vision and creative tools is also just as important --- but in a different way.
As you design your architectural concept, it may help you to think of design features and their materials as exuding both scientific and poetics effects. For the scientific, one may question how a particular design was achieved. While for the poetic, one may question how a particular effect was captured. In either case, the scientific understanding when coupled with poetic meaning leads can lead to amazing beauty.
What if while designing, your creative exploration takes you down a path toward an architectural idea that is "unbuildable"? Once you make the realization that your design approach cannot be physically realized…what do you do next?