Architectural Design

The architectural design process is a combination of multiple thought techniques and work procedures that can be characterized with the umbrella term design thinking. Design thinking is a combination of, and recursive use of problem based and solution based approaches to formulating a project proposal.

The problem based approach, referred to as scientific, mainly involves convergent thinking which seek to identify patterns and from those the BEST way to solve a given problem. The solution based approach, depending of the performers level of creativity, mainly involves divergent thinking and is referredĀ to as architectural. It seek new work processes and rather than the bestĀ solution, it focus on finding A solution.

By mixing the two approaches, architectural design can during its ideation and design phases evolve dramatically from a very simple proposal to something that seem simple, but hold a high level of complexity. This result depends on how well the performer is aware of his or her work processes.

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