Our Research in 2015 – The Books
On occasion of the one year anniversary of IntuArch, we will be printing updated brochures. One of the additions to the brochure is a two-page spread about our research. Here are the excerpts from the spread:
Active engagement with trends in architectural design, culture, and technology are integral parts of what makes an exceptional building. Our agile designs go beyond reflections of current and past methodologies by actively incorporating a flexible approach to architecture, adaptable to future uses and undiscovered technologies.
In parallel, our contemporary society requires a commitment to ecologically sustainable design. Through our research, we realize that a resilient strategy for architecture will also incorporate both a forecasted future and an accommodation for the emergence of the unexpected.
Our analysis includes projections on the future of housing, working, and mobility in Southern California. How will autonomous vehicles change Architecture? How will “on-demand” technologies and the sharing economy impact our buildings and urban landscape? These are not far-fetched concepts, they are disruptive elements affecting our immediate culture. These changes require vigilance from progressive designers to prepare our clients for an economic advantage.
With the acceptance that humans within a culture behave roughly the same and that they bring a visual memory to any building they visit, a successful building will embrace this correlation while proposing new opportunities for form and expression. Human neurological processing of physical space is a translation that can be embraced and encouraged by architectural concepts. A properly designed building will respond directly to expected human occupation by employing visual cues in its form, organization, texture, and color. We call it “Diagramism.”
Much of our exploration for this concept can be found on our blog (intuarch.com/blog). We have also had the fortune of publication; you can see the results of one of our research essays on ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/585599/