A unique graphical guide for using architectural terminology to
jump-start the design process
This design studio companion presents architectural terms with
special emphasis on using these terms to generate design ideas. It
highlights the architectural thinking behind the terminology and
helps readers gain a thorough understanding of space and form.
Featuring double-page spreads with over 190 illustrated entries,
the book fully explores, analyzes, and cross-references key
elements and techniques used in architecture and interior design.
Each entry first defines the common meaning of the term, then goes
on to discuss in detail its generative possibilities. Scenarios
involving the use of a design principle, or the way it might be
experienced, further aid students in developing strategies for
their own design.
In addition, Language of Space and Form:
Divides entries into five categories for quick access to
concepts, including process and generation, organization and
ordering, operation and experience, objects and assemblies, and
representation and communication
Addresses studio practice from the ground up, encouraging
readers to develop creativity and critical thinking as they develop
a design process
Offers supplemental online learning resources, including
exercises that correspond to the book
A must-have reference for professionals and students in
architecture and interior design, Language of Space and Form is
destined to become a classic introduction to design thinking.
A Note to Students on the Design Process and the Role of
Terms of Process & Generation.
Terms of Organization & Ordering.
Terms of Operation & Experience.
Terms of Objects & Assembles.
Terms of Representation & Communication.