Archilibs [architecture ad lib] is an experimental design lab exploring the verbalisation of architecture through visual constructs.

Archilibs is based in Central London established by Architect Bea Martin in 2012.

abstract

abstract to represent a subject in a way that is not pictorial or responsible for documenting its actual existence; an interpretation of a subject-based upon...

aperture

aperture any form of opening…

threshold

threshold an object such as a doorsill, a doorframe, or a doorway; a physical mark at the beginning of a space or pattern of movement;...

analysis

analysis the process of separating a complex subject into constituent parts so that each part can be studied independently…   analysis →

precedent

precedent an example used for justification for future instances; a subject of a study of an existing example; a guide for future development...

program

program events that take place within a space; the function of space; to create, code, or define events that are to take place within a...

path

path a route from one place to another; something that is built to denote the route from one place to another…

synthesis

synthesis the process of combining parts into a unified whole…

datum

datum a line or plane that is generally centred and used as an organizational device; a spine; the primary element of an organizational structure; a...

manifest

manifest to show or make plainly visible; to articulate in a specific way…

opacity

opacity the degree to which a material will permit light to pass through it…

translate

translate to communicate an idea in another language; to alter the mode of communication (linguistic to graphic, or diagrammatic to precise); to shift from one...

interstitial

interstitial space that exists between parts…

respond

respond to act or make decisions in reaction to a previously existing condition or circumstance...

metaphor

metaphor speech normally used in reference to one subject instead being used to reference another; an invented correlation between two seemingly unlike subjects; the presentation...

process

process a sequence of actions in which each action is based upon discoveries from the one before it; the application of techniques for representing concepts...

context

context a setting or circumstance surrounding a thing or event; the region of space that surrounds a site; the composition of the surrounds…

narrative

narrative a story, or related to storytelling; a description of an event or environment as if perceived or experienced as a story; a perceptual or experiential...

proportion

proportion a comparative relationship between parts; the relative dimensions of an object…

symbol

symbol a representation based on a standard convention; a type of semiotic element; a type of sign that relies on previously understood meaning; a simple...

communicate

communicate to convey information; to present or express an idea through any representational language, spoken or graphic…

scale

scale a proportion used to determine the dimensional relationship between a representation and the subject that is being represented; a standard of measure for proportion;...

iterate

iterate to perform repeatedly…

represent

represent communication that involves the creation of an analog or symbol to stand for an actual condition…

code

code to implement a system of symbols to communicate information regarding a group, type, or characteristic…

argot

architectural jargon…

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