diaLOGs 30 in-form-actions: A Matrix of Formal Vocabulary in-FORM-action is a wordplay on the word information and form. The key idea is set on a collection of operational terms used to describe movement and action in architectural form. Working as a design tool, it reinforces the idea of design as an actionable process, where form is re-generated by the use of active...
Zoomorphic: The Animal within Architecture Zoomorphic deals with the animalization of inanimate objects. Animal bone structures lurk in the bridges of Santiago Calatrava and Ian Ritchie, and also in the metaphorical and concept-generating wings, fins, scales and crustacia of countless student design projects. The notion of animal forms as a source from which to inform human made structures was popularized in...
Vernacular: The Language of Everyday Building the most important movement in architecture today is the revival of the vernacular and classical traditions and their reintegration into the mainstream of modern architecture in its fundamental aspect: the structure of communities, the building of towns. – Vincent Scully The term vernacular refers to the language or dialect of one’s native country, while...
Narrative: Building Architecture around a Story In architecture, narrative prioritises human experiences and the need to shape them into stories. It places the emphasis on a building’s meaning rather than performance. To architects, the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to a...

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