Systemic Design, Affordances, and Architectural Profiling


Patrice Ceccarini

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine, Université de Paris 7 Denis Diderot

This presentation aims at providing an overview of the design methods in systemic architecture (or systemic design) developed by a team of teachers-researchers of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine. We will briefly outline some key notions so as to better understand the specificity of our approach, such as the concept of “architectural affordance”, as well as another important concept of our design methodology that we call “architectural profiling”. To illustrate our design processes, we will show some examples of interesting cases developed by students during their Master studies.

Key Words: systemic design, projective ecologies, affordance, architectural epistemology, genetical environment code, matrix, mophogenesis, morphodynamics, care, prosthesis, atmospheres, epigenetic landscape creode, parametric design

Posted Oct-2017



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