The metaphor of an ensemble: architectural design and skill convergence
Author: D'souza, Newton
Source: J. of Design Research, Volume 10, Number 3, July 2012 , pp. 206-222(17)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper describes the significance, conception, and application of skill convergences in architectural design. Using an architectural studio, skill convergences are measured, through students' conception of skills as well as students' application of skills to specific design problems. The metaphor of an ensemble is used as a framework to describe designing as a process of skill convergence, in which multiple skills are involved and applied without a pre-determined hierarchy.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-07-01