ARCHILIBS Studio | Experimental design lab exploring the visual construct in architecture

THEORIA   the vocabulary of the visual construct

Theoria is Thinking | to describe knowledge in the form of words


the action or process of filling or stuffing something… variations: packing | packed | pack


A cardioid, heart-like form, is a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the...


to unexpectedly be faced with or experience something. keyword: encounter


the action or process of moving or being moved. keyword: motion


to remove objects from a collection. variations: subtraction | subtracted | subtractions | subtracting


to form something by forcing or pushing it out. variations: extrude | extruded | extrusion | extrusions


combining digital and analog tools and techniques...

mixed media

employing more than one medium...


a behaviour, a feeling or an action that is a direct result of something else. keyword: reaction

hybrid drawing

any drawing that mixes and superimposes a variety of ideas, techniques or media into a new, meaningful image also: hybrid

orthographic projection

Orthographic Projection is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view is drawn so that a person looking...


a shape with six straight sides. variations: hexagon | hexagons


Non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBs) are curves and surfaces that introduce precision to the description of free-form surfaces. A NURBs curve is defined by its...


to suddenly change direction or position… variations: skew | skewed | skewness | skewing


a plane figure with five straight sides and five angles.


to turn something, mostly repeatedly, or to turn or wrap one thing around another. variations: twist | twists | twisted


a section is an orthographic projection of an object or structure as it would appear if cut through by an intersecting plane to show...


to cut in order to produce an object... variations: carve | carved | carving

irregular shape

A polygon that does not have all sides equal and all angles equal also: irregular polygon


to associate or relate (something) in some respect... variations: connect | connecting | connects

exploded view

an exploded view, or expanded view, is a drawing that shows the individual parts of a structure or construction separately but Indicates their proper relationships...


Collage is the assemblage of different forms creating a new whole.

automatic drawing

Automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move 'randomly' across the...

conception drawing

Conception is a drawing of something that does not exist yet. also: conception

PRAXIS   the visual construct in practice

Praxis is Doing | the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas

POIESIS   recreating the visual construct

Poiesis is Making | the activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before