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Regenerative systems in design & architecture

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This thesis presents the architect and designer with a design process that is intended to stimulate the mind and enhance creativity. The regenerative approach encourages the reconsideration, reuse and reapplication of design ideas and design technologies to architecture. It is based upon the notion and well tested belief that design can not occur in a vacuum, void of experience and therefore inspiration. Design requires a source, a spark of inspiration, to ignite the · imagination and motivate the soul to creative action. The thesis discusses in detail the potential scope of such stimulative sources, and the numerous techniques and methods that may be employed to uncover the primary generator. The regenerative approach aims to increase creativity by increasing the architect's understanding of associative and creative processes. This includes promoting observation and the active stockpiling of visual data as a key to creative thought. It is suggested that if designers increase their creative input, they may potentially increase their creative output. Many of the finest architects and designers are renowned for creative pilfering and stockpiling of ideas. They may be viewed as the bower birds of society, in constant search of attractive and sparkling ideas to apply to the art of building. The discussion and analysis of numerous examples and relevant design issues, concludes in a number of design guidelines. These make relevant the regenerative theories to design practice, and may be of use to the architect or designer wishing to improve their ability to come up with 'new' ideas.


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