Category: Architecture + Engineering
Title: A synaptic trip
Name: Albane de la Villegeorges
Medium, Object: Analysis Tool
University: UdK Berlin
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz, Prof. Jean-Philippe Vassal, Prof. Dr. Nathalie Bredella
This work examines how we as architects make decisions in a project, to what extent these decisions are subjective and how we are influenced by the outside world as well as by our own world. I chose an empirical approach and designed a traditional architectural project (for a housing competition in Berlin-Kreuzberg) and observed the processes that took place in my brain during the design process. For six months I recorded these processes and the input that caused or influenced them. The result was a three-dimensional diagram. In addition, the focus was on distinguishing the rational decisions from the more emotional or subjective ones. The diagram can be used as an analysis tool that helps to create an inspiring environment during the design process.
The author manages to organize her actions in a self-created, highly complex matrix in which she additionally differentiates between emotional and rational decisions.
When does which decision become necessary and how do I integrate them into my design process? Architects and designers ask themselves these questions every day. The jury was impressed by this work
the demonstrated process and its mediation with language and film.