Integral Design and C-K Theory for Concept Generation in the Building Industry

ICORD 11: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research into Design Engineering, Bangalore, India, 10.-12.01.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Zeiler,Wim
Section: Design Collaboration and Communication
Page(s): 671-678


Innovation in the Building Industry is necessary. This research set out to develop amethod that would create the opportunity to introduce a greater variety and amount of design knowledge from the outset of the conceptual design phase and use it for concept creation by applying Concept-Knowledge theory. C-K theory defines design as the interplay between two interdependent spaces, knowledge space K and concept space C, which allows us to conceive of the possibility to transform the building design team’s knowledge into new concepts.The Integral Design method developed here, may in time lead to the generation of innovative building concepts that will allow us the opportunity to move beyond redesign and optimization

Keywords: Integral design, C-K theory, morphological overview, building design.


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