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Journal of Design Insight

Behind the scenes into the studio works of Maria Lorena Lehman.
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Schematic Design – Using an Occupant-Centered Design Approach

INTRODUCTION: THE DEFINITION

Schematic design is the first stage of an architectural design project, and within this phase there are important milestones to get right that will greatly leverage the project’s results throughout the rest of its impending design phases. For example, by iteratively designing through various schematic prototypes, it becomes possible to optimize one’s design concept idea in a way that prevents future errors and expands the discovery of new design...

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Top 7 Ways Your Architecture Prototype Model Can Capture Transience

Introduction

In today’s micro-lecture, I will teach you the top seven ways your architecture prototype model can best inform your design vision and decision-making when trying to capture the transience or changeability of an environment. These seven prototype modeling methods are presented along a spectrum that helps you to decide which method will work best for your design process needs. Again, the aim of this micro-lecture is to expand your design skillset palette, so you can see more...

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Your Architectural Design Process: 3 Steps Toward Innovation

Introduction

In today’s micro-lecture you will learn about a critical feedback loop which improves your architectural design process. Marked by three primary steps, this improvement cycle diagram will prompt you to start thinking about how you can better integrate an occupant-centered approach into your design process. Additionally, you will learn about three key innovation points where you can leverage your results, as you renew occupant experience within your environments. This...

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How to Use Environmental Psychology to Innovate Architecture

Introduction

This micro-lecture explores how environmental psychology can be used to innovate your architectural design. You see, by understanding how to dissect your occupants’ behavioral cues, you can gain insight into what aspects of your design to target for improvement. In this lecture, you will learn the five key dimensions that feed into occupant health, going beyond comfort, to impact interactions – all from an occupant-centered design approach. Watch this micro-lecture...

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Embed Portals in Architectural Technology Design

Introduction

In today’s micro-lecture, you will learn about 3 technology portal types that can be integrated into your architectural design. By thinking about architectural technology design as portal integration, you can expand upon, and push, the present-day uses of technology to bring greater benefit to your building occupant. In the micro-lecture, you will what portal types exist today, and how you can design to push beyond them.

 

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How to Learn from Building Design Concept Examples

Introduction

In today’s micro-lecture, you will learn how to pull more deeply from building design concept examples that you reference. It is important to not copy another’s building design concept, because your own design challenge is likely to be very different, with its own unique complexities, requirements, and opportunities. Watch this micro-lecture to learn three critical ways to pull from what building design concept examples can teach — to inform the way you go about...

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Use Computation as a Catalyst for Architectural Innovation

Introduction

Within architectural design, computation is used in varying roles. This micro-lecture aims to get you thinking about how computation can be used strategically — to act as a catalyst that fuels more sophisticated and innovative design solutions. In fact, this micro-lecture showcases four key ways that computation can integrate into your design process to help throttle your design vision further to help improve your architectural innovation. Watch this micro-lecture now to...

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Top 4 Ways Adaptive Architecture Adjusts to Occupant Response

Introduction

Architecture and occupants can engage in a two-way dialogue where each improves because of interaction with the other. Such a two-way exchange in real-time where architecture then begins to adjust to occupant response yields an adaptive architecture that aims to meet occupant needs. In this micro-lecture, you will learn 4 key ways that an adaptive architecture can adjust to occupant response to help solve for their needs in real-time. Watch the following micro-lecture to see how...

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How Kinetic Architecture Fuels New Perceptions of Nature

Introduction

Kinetic architecture can use its transience to work with nature in ways that fuel new perceptions for building occupants. Using two key methods, kinetic architecture can work through perception and through behavior to re-present nature to occupants in ways they may never have experienced it before. In this micro-lecture, both perception through architecture and behavior upon architecture are explored as a means by which to spark innovative design concepts that...

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Urban Architecture – A Design Process of Co-Creation

INTRODUCTION – ADAPTIVE URBAN ARCHITECTURE

Urban design within cities around the world has impact upon the citizens they serve. As environmental designers, it is important to continuously evolve how cities beneficially influence citizens as they live their daily lives within these urban areas. A critical way by which to accomplish this is to design urban architecture within such cities so they cooperate and collaborate together to yield a relationship of co-creation with their...

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