Abstract: The Replacement of Nature Simply put, abstract exists in thought or as an idea that does not bear a physical or concrete existence. Traditionally relates to art that does not attempt to represent external […]
When speaking of the fold, it is the echoes of Deleuze and Guattari that spring to mind – highly suggestive by some of their book titles. In essence, at its core lays the implication of […]
Simply put, a diagram is a simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation. A diagram is a drawing that, stripped of all superfluous and distracting data, shows the general […]
Edge condition is the edge of something, the place or line where it stops, or the part of it that is furthest from the middle. In architecture, the use of the term edge condition can refer […]
The Latin American anthropologist Jesús Barbero characterises new urban cultures and their use of knowledge as abduction, which denotes an alternative action. Abduction denotes the action of taking a lateral exit in a formal argument, rather than going forward […]
A mudroom, mud room (US), is a room in a house designed especially for the shedding of dirty or wet footwear and clothing and located typically off the kitchen or in the basement.
High Renaissance is a style of Italian Renaissance art and architecture developed In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, characterized by an emphasis on draftsmanship, the Illusion of sculptural volume in painting, and in […]
A microhouse is a residential structure, foundation built or on wheels, with full utilities (electric/ water/ sewer) and living facilities (kitchen/ bed/ bath/ commode) designed for full time occupancy that accommodates occupants at less than 300 ft² per […]
Classicism relates to the principles or styles characteristic of the culture, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.
A market, or marketplace, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods image: Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona
Collage is the juxtaposition of disparate things and the twentieth century mode of manifesting paradox ‘par excellence’. — Lebbeus Woods Collage is an art form and a technique in which the work of art is […]
Steamboat Gothic is a florid architectural style used for homes built in the middle of the 19th century in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys, suggesting the gingerbread-decorated construction of riverboats of the Victorian period.
Trimetric projection is an axonometric projection of a three-dimensional object inclined to the picture plane in such a way that all three principal axes are foreshortened at a different rate.
Design integrity refers to a state of completeness of design, a sort of cohesiveness in which the smallest alteration would prejudice its unity.
Design intent is a clear and concise statement that expresses the objectives of the design team relative to a project.