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Journal of Design Insight

Behind the scenes into the studio works of Maria Lorena Lehman.
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How Design Concept Fuels Architectural Innovation

Introduction

What boundaries do you push when formulating an architectural design concept? In this video micro-lecture, you will learn how to create architecture that is not only more innovative, but also life-changing for occupants. By understanding what to aim for during design concept formulation, you can maximize your design’s positive impact. This micro-lecture will teach you how to use this stage as a leverage point in your design process.

 

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Architectural Design That Pulls Occupants Through A Journey

Introduction

Architectural features that are designed into your built forms can flow from one to the next — thus creating a journey for your building occupants. From beginning to end, your occupants travel through your building and this experience can be marked by memorable and sensorial experience. Don’t rely on signage to guide your occupants, instead use architectural features to prompt them, to inspire them, and to show them meaning as they travel through your built space....

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How To Design Your Architecture For Occupant Growth and Change

Introduction

A critical question to ask yourself as an architect is: How will my building grow and change with and for its occupants? You see, an architecture needs to meet occupant needs and goals as they change, and in this video I will show you key ways that this can be achieved — so your building is one that is most relevant and valuable for its occupants.

 

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00:01 MLL: I’m Maria Lorena Lehman, Founder of Sensing Architecture. And in this micro lecture...

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How Transformational Experience Can Improve Your Architecture

Introduction

Providing extraordinary experiences for occupants can really help them to achieve their goals and uplift their quality of life. That is why it is important for your architecture to target “transformational experiences” where occupants leave your architecture better off than before they entered it. In this video, I will show you how this is not only possible, but should also be a goal for you as a designer of built environments.

 

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How Architectural Innovation Can Make You a Better Architect

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Finding and learning from latest architectural innovation trends can really help you to be a better architectural designer. You see, by understanding how architecture is advancing, you can take advantage of latest breakthroughs to improve your own designs. In this video, I will show you the next steps in architectural innovation for dynamic building designs — plus, you will learn how each step builds upon the last, so you understand where innovative architectural qualities...

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How to Increase Building Performance for Occupants

Introduction

Your building performance can be increased with careful design attention to how it interacts with its occupants. You see, by strategically designing architectural elements to positively influence occupant behavior — you will be creating architecture that helps its occupants to meet their goals. In turn, this increases your building’s value for occupants. In the this video, I will show you how to boost building performance for your occupants, so they’ll not only...

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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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What Architectural Presentation Techniques Reveal

Introduction

Architectural representation is advancing, and with those advancements come new information that can be extracted to help designers make more informed design decisions. From 2D CAD drawings, to 3D renderings and animations, to CAVE 3D Immersive Projections — different information can be extracted from each to help architectural designers. Watch this presentation to learn more about what different architectural representations reveal:

 

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Finding Clues to Increase Building Performance for Building Occupants

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In today’s video, I explain how you can hone your lateral design thinking skills, enabling you to design more effective, more inspiring and more innovative buildings. In understanding the mindset shift I discuss in the video, you will be better able to identify clues that will help to make your designs better for your building occupants — whether they be patients or medical staff within a hospital, students or teachers within a school, or employees within...

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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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