The first volume in a series published in partnership with the Harvard GSD Department of Architecture, “Design Techniques” features a selection of shared knowledge from the academic year 2014–2015 on current techniques in architectural design. Faculty, critics and theorists, and students discuss different approaches, contributing not only working practices and opportunities encountered in the field of design, but also personal experiences and insight.
How do architects deal with the design process? What inspires them? Design Techniques looks at different approaches to the creative moment. The architects themselves reveal their modus operandi, explain how they tackle the project and discuss motivation, devices, influences, justifications, effects and the origins of their design techniques.
a+t magazine and Harvard GSD initiate the SOLID series, Harvard Symposia on Architecture. Design Techniques is the first volume in the series. Faculty, critics and theorists, and students discuss the different approaches contributing personal experiences, working practices, and opportunities encountered in the field of design.
INAKI ÁBALOS: On design techniques TOM EMERSON / 6a architects: Design is only re-design KERSTEN GEERS / Office KGDVS: False friends JEANNETTE KUO / Karamuk * Kuo Architects: Constructing logics FLORIAN IDENBURG / SO - IL: To be determined SHARON JOHNSTON & MARK LEE: Approximation ANNE LACATON and JEAN PHILIPPE VASSAL: The city from and by housing INAKI ÁBALOS, RENATA SENTKIEWICZ: Dualisms and a conversation with Enrique Walker CAMILO RESTREPO / AGENdA: Rolling Intersections LOLA SHEPPARD and MASON WHITE / LATERAL OFFICE: Undisciplined MARÍA LANGARITA and VÍCTOR NAVARRO: Bust and Pelt MOMOYO KAIJIMA / ATELIER BOW-WOW: Graphic: from diagram to public drawing CRISTINA DÍAZ MORENO & EFRÉN Ga GRINDA /AMID.cero9: In an increasingly familiar world PHILIPPE RAHM: Spectrum, background and gradation as design techniques ENRIQUE WALKER: How do you design? ANTOINE PICON: Are you talking about techniques....? SÍLVIA BENEDITO: Téchne and modus operandi
Conversation: Sharing the hot-wire cutter Conversation: Are we talking about design...? Conversation: Originality and intuition
WESLEY HO: Air Frontier COLLIN GARDNER: Non-authorship ANNE LIU: Embodied cognition KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO: A technique of the self