Design Research

Architecture research studios are think-tanks addressing emergent need in the light of challenges to future built environments. The creative design process cannot rely on analytical thinking alone but on intuitive and tacit knowledge. Whilst mainstream research is by nature, retrospective analysis of data, design research involves real-time strategic processes and projections into the future in order to accommodate change. Architectural solutions do not lie in formulaic technical prescription. The heuristic design methods involve both integrative and generative modes of thinking. Design education seeks to inspire our young minds to work with heart and soul in an age overwhelmed by profit, science and climate change.