Interpretation of architectural design records: Process / Copyright record

Valéria Gašparová


Search for and creation of innovative design processes, hybridization of methods and implementation of various imaging and architecture generating media in the design processes – these are some of the key aspects characterizing the current development of architectural design methods. The authorial records are created using a hybrid method combining both non-digital and digital media (drawings/aquarelles and programmed behaviour – script). Drawings/aquarelles represent an initial stage – they serve as a tool to identify different processes taking place in the examined area, in Petržalka, Bratislava. These drawings and aquarelles are characterized by a different relationship with time and from a certain point of view they represent oscillation between the process records and designs – a prediction of possible processes. The authorial design process consists of three phases: transcription of data acquired on site, real-time designing (agent-based modelling method) and interpretation of the results of changes arising from the simulation. The method of agent-based modelling was deployed to reorganize the urban structure. Synergies and unexpected mutual influence of methods in the design process occur when the proposals and presumptions created through the medium of drawings /aquarelle paintings are transformed into the virtual environment, and developed using digital scripting techniques. The second area of future research could be the invasion of the autonomous process of virtual design by author’s interaction. In case of this method, the behaviour of agents is directly influenced by the author’s interaction. This method enables to gain a certain control over the non-deterministic behaviour of agents. The results of the submitted thesis can be applied for further conceptualization of design methodological research.

Keywords: architecture, digital architecture, simulation, interpretation, process, complex systems, copyright record, agent