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A collection of architectural slideshows.

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When Do You Experience Innovation in Architecture? (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

The following slideshow is an exploration into understanding when you experience innovation, so that you can extract meaning and knowledge from those experiences to ultimately bring back what you learn from them to inject that into your work.

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What Makes a Building Truly Poetic Architecture? (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Poetic architecture taps into that moment when architecture transcends itself, when it becomes more than simply a physical space — and exudes to a sense of place and beauty that words cannot often describe.

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10 Amazing Ways a Window Design Method Can Enhance Building Perception (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

In the vast multitude of celebrated architectural window designs in the world today, there are many opportunities for you to pick up on the beautiful, and at times subtle, effects that an innovative window design method yields.

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How to Use Architectural Geometry to Invoke a Sense of Awe (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Architectural scale, balance, color, and yes, geometry are all important factors that synergize to evoke the sense of awe in its observers. And as you will see in the following slideshow, geometry can be used in a multitude of ways to “move” people — whether that be to give them a moment of surprise, spark of inspiration, or even space for contemplation.

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Using Color Design to “Move” Your Occupant (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

How do you use color to “move” your occupant? Do you go beyond merely using it as a wayfinding technique? Or do you “paint” your three-dimensional space to lead your occupant on a journey that enhances the spirit of place?

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How Do You Inject Light into Your Building Designs? (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Light has many faces, and many forms. As an architect, you can “paint” with light, “sculpt” with light and guide your occupant to “touch” it.

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10 Ways to Design Architecture that Defies Gravity (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Architects are constantly defying gravity. We built into and with the sky, and the way in which we engage it says a lot about our work. Building upward involves more than just getting your occupants to look up.

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The Balance Between Architecture and Nature (Slideshow)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

It is fascinating to think about the “between-state” of nature and built form. Each can support, erode, filter or even sculpt the other. Both architecture and nature seem to continuously creep into each other’s territories, as if to propel the notion that they are really inseparable — as you will see in the following slideshow.

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Maria Lorena Lehman is a multi award-winning visionary author, designer, and educator from the United States. Maria holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Virginia Tech and a Master in Design with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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To view urban architecture as the result of a design process of co-creation fundamentally shifts how it can be used to bring higher levels of thrivability to citizens. By integrating citizen ideas, behaviors, and experiential insights into how such urban systems and elements adapt, the city becomes a more joyous, peaceful, healthier, and inspiring place to live. This is how urban architecture can help cities to reach these higher levels – by pulling from the wisdom and ingenuity of its citizens through its buildings, that together act as a bridge that opens communication between people and city.

Design Process

Schematic Design – Using an Occupant-Centered Design Approach

Schematic design is the first stage of an architectural design project, and within this phase there are important milestones to get right that will greatly leverage the project’s results throughout the rest of its impending design phases. For example, by iteratively designing through various schematic prototypes, it becomes possible to optimize one’s design concept idea in a way that prevents future errors and expands the discovery of new design opportunities.

User Experience

How Architectural Poetics Improves Human Performance

With the design of each built environment, it is possible to help make the world a better place for individuals, the collective, and the planet. The key is to rise as architectural designers to create poetic architecture, not mere status quo buildings. You see, it is with poetic architecture that environmental design can awaken potential to nurture the self-actualization of those it serves.