Research Methodologies for Designing Locally
This thesis explores ways of aligning architecture with its local context, and re-assigning value to under-valued constraints in the design process. How does an architect understand what constitutes ‘the local’ in order to select/propose/insist on forces that are most appropriate in creating new spaces? This research compiles ideas of many individuals into a series of research-and-design approaches to better ground architecture in its local context. Rather than mandating which forces should become driving constraints in the design process, this research aspires to assist a design team in making design constraint selections over time and in conjunction with stakeholders. Each chapter proposes a particular research methodology, provides references to thinkers who have advanced the method and explains the method with an example. Methodologies to ground architecture in “local” attributes include understanding the habits of a community and their collective memory, genre and translation theory, and designing with the community.
Architecture; Culture; Design; Local; Social
Master of Science
Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dissertation or thesis
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