Research Methods for Architecture

This chapter will focus primarily on qualitative methods, given the focus of this book on architectural humanities. This does not exclude quantitative research, but in most cases, the more robust form of research for questions of ...

Author: Ray Lucas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780679822

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term ‘research’. However, many students struggle with this part of their course. This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be. The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, the politics of space, ethnographic research and mapping.

Visual Research Methods in Architecture

... Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Pink, S. (2001), 'More visualizing, more methodologies: On video, reflexivity and qualitative research', The Sociological Review, 49:4, pp.

Author: Igea Troiani

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789381887

Category: Architecture

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This book offers a distinctive approach to the use of visual methodologies for qualitative architectural research. It presents a diverse selection of ways for the architect or architectural researcher to use their gaze as part of their research practice for the purpose of visual literacy. Its contributors explore and use ‘critical visualizations’, which employ observation and sociocultural critique through visual creations – texts, drawings, diagrams, paintings, visual texts, photography, film and their hybrid forms – in order to research architecture, landscape design and interior architecture. The visual methods intersect with those used in ethnography, anthropology, visual culture and media studies. In presenting a range of interdisciplinary approaches, Visual Methodologies in Architectural Research opens up territory for new forms of visual architectural scholarship.

Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture

... Walliman Your Research Project: Designing and Planning Your Work 2002 Linda Groat and David Wang Architectural Research Methods Inquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in 2006 John Zeisel Architecture, Interiors, ...

Author: Elzbieta Danuta Niezabitowska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351677578

Category: Architecture

Page: 330

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A scientific approach to architectural and architectonic research from the scope of just one discipline is no longer sufficient. With contemporary considerations such as behavior, health, and environmental protection, architects and students alike need holistic research methodologies that incorporate qualitative elements as well as more traditional quantitative ones. Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture examines research methodologies and tools applied in science and architectonic practice. Beginning with a thorough introduction to the main scientific, environmental, and architectural theories of the late twentieth century, the book guides the reader through the different aspects of architectural research design, building research teams, choosing applicable research methods, and representing research results.

Architectural Research Methods

Features new to this edition include: Strategies for investigation, practical examples, and resources for additional information A look at current trends and innovations in research Coverage of design studio–based research that shows how ...

Author: Linda N. Groat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118415474

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH METHODS ARCHITECTURE/GENERAL A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESEARCH FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS—NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED! From searching for the best glass to prevent glare to determining how clients might react to the color choice for restaurant walls, research is a crucial tool that architects must master in order to effectively address the technical, aesthetic, and behavioral issues that arise in their work. This book’s unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research. Part I explores basic research issues and concepts, and includes chapters on relating theory to method and design to research. Part II gives a comprehensive treatment of specific strategies for investigating built forms. In all, the book covers seven types of research, including historical, qualitative, correlational, experimental, simulation, logical argumentation, and case studies and mixed methods. Features new to this edition include: Strategies for investigation, practical examples, and resources for additional information A look at current trends and innovations in research Coverage of design studio–based research that shows how strategies described in the book can be employed in real life A discussion of digital media and online research New and updated examples of research studies A new chapter on the relationship between design and research Architectural Research Methods is an essential reference for architecture students and researchers as well as architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and building product manufacturers.

Architectural Research Methods

For the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture (Belgium), this meant developing a new culture, a culture of research and ... The eight modules bore these titles: (1) Research Methodologies and Communication; (2) Knowledge; (3) Reflection; ...

Author: Linda N. Groat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118418512

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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A practical guide to research for architects and designers—now updated and expanded! From searching for the best glass to prevent glare to determining how clients might react to the color choice for restaurant walls, research is a crucial tool that architects must master in order to effectively address the technical, aesthetic, and behavioral issues that arise in their work. This book's unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research. Part I explores basic research issues and concepts, and includes chapters on relating theory to method and design to research. Part II gives a comprehensive treatment of specific strategies for investigating built forms. In all, the book covers seven types of research, including historical, qualitative, correlational, experimental, simulation, logical argumentation, and case studies and mixed methods. Features new to this edition include: Strategies for investigation, practical examples, and resources for additional information A look at current trends and innovations in research Coverage of design studio–based research that shows how strategies described in the book can be employed in real life A discussion of digital media and online research New and updated examples of research studies A new chapter on the relationship between design and research Architectural Research Methods is an essential reference for architecture students and researchers as well as architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and building product manufacturers.

Research Methods for the Architectural Profession

The benefits of this research method are an ability to control independent variables and to eliminate irrelevant variables in the ... Figure 3.36 indicates typical combinations of research methods used in architectural research.

Author: Ajla Aksamija

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343670

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Research Methods for the Architectural Profession introduces research as a systematic process, describes how to formulate research questions, provides an in-depth explanation of different research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and experimental), and explains how to select appropriate research methods and execute research studies. It describes the process of documentation, knowledge dissemination, and application of research results in architectural design and practice. Most importantly, it provides guidelines for integrating research into profession and uses extensive case-studies and practice-relevant examples to illustrate main concepts, procedures, and applications. Integrating research into practice is essential for developing new knowledge, solving design and technical problems, overcoming different types of challenges present in the contemporary profession, and improving the design outcomes. Innovation requires a much stronger correlation between research and design, and it is pertinent for the future of architectural practice that research becomes an integral part of architectural profession. This book provides a roadmap for successfully integrating research into architectural design and for establishing innovative practices, regardless of a firm’s size. Written by an architecture professor with an extensive research and professional background—specifically focusing on integrating research into practice—and richly illustrated with over 150 color images, this reference will be useful for both students and practitioners.

Research Methods in Building Science and Technology

While there exists a strong body of literature covering both universal and discipline- specific research methods, the literature on architectural research methods is very limited. Groat and Wang's seminal book, Architectural research ...

Author: Rahman Azari

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030736927

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

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This book covers the range of methodological approaches, methods and tools currently used in various areas of building science and technology research and addresses the current lack of research-method literature in this field. The book covers the use of measurement-based methods in which data is collected by measuring the properties and their variations in ‘actual’ physical systems, simulation-based methods which work with ‘models’ of systems or processes to describe, examine and analyze their behaviors, performances and operations, and data-driven methodologies in which data is collected via measurement or simulation to identify and examine the associations and patterns and predict the future in a targeted system. The book presents a survey of key methodologies in various specialized areas of building science and technology research including window systems, building enclosure, energy performance, lighting and daylighting, computational fluid dynamics, indoor and outdoor thermal comfort, and life cycle environmental impacts. Provides advanced insight into the research methods and presents the key methodologies within the field of building science and technology. Reviews simulation-based and experimentation/field-based methods of data collection and analysis in diverse areas of building science and technology, such as energy performance, window and enclosure studies, environmental LCA, daylighting, CFD, and thermal comfort. Provides a range of perspectives from building science faculty and researcher contributors with diverse research interests. Appropriate for use in university courses.

Human Factors Research Methods and Applications for Architects and Interior Designers

American Institute of Architects (1972). First report of the national task force. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects. Argyris, C. (1979). Intervention theory and method. Reading, MA: AddisonWesley. Ashton-Tate (1985).

Author: J.E. Harrigan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483295206

Category: Computers

Page: 259

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In order to succeed, human factors research must blend the subjective and objective aspects of the client's situation, applying both argument and evidence. How to accomplish this complex and very necessary goal is the subject of this book in which information systems, research methods, and evaluation procedures have been formulated as elements in an application strategy that makes possible the blending of research and design. Three main themes are maintained throughout the book: the concern to ensure that designers know how to conduct human factors research in an effective and efficient manner; the emphasis on obtaining the benefits possible when designer and client work in collaboration; and the possibility that what is presented should stimulate thoughtful ideas about new computer applications or database features. Human factors research is fundamentally a problem of information development. Using the standardized information system presented in the book, the promise found in human factors research can readily be realized as the research questions and methods given provide a strategy and means for situational analysis. A necessary adjunct to human factors research is a means for assessing findings and translating them into specific design objectives, criteria, and specifications. The evaluation procedures described are directed toward these very complex requirements and provide a means for database development. The final chapter of the book contains research strategies, guidelines for establishing scopes of work, schedules, and budgets, and suggestions for proposals for those situations in which standard fees do not provide sufficient funds for human factors research. The book is written primarily for architects, interior designers, and students of environmental design. Many others will also find it of value: those who employ professional design services, executives who formulate policy for facility development and capital investment, administrators of housing, community service, educational, and recreational programs, developers concerned with community acceptability and marketability, managers of office buildings, industrial plants, and service and retail stores, and those who plan to design their own environments - all need a systematic approach to assure full benefits from their efforts and capital investments.

Architectural Research Methods

This work offers a survey of architectural research methods - tools of technical, aesthetic, and environmental-behavioural inquiry that go into the creation of the built information.

Author: Linda N. Groat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015047510469

Category: Architecture

Page: 389

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This work offers a survey of architectural research methods - tools of technical, aesthetic, and environmental-behavioural inquiry that go into the creation of the built information. It covers methods such as quantitative and qualitative analysis.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

STRENGTHENING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE From business intelligence to facility performance evaluation, this topic presents a toolbox of research techniques and methods to help architects identify and understand building use issues that can ...

Author: Joseph A. Demkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470009574

Category: Architecture

Page: 1027

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"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.