Methods to boost spatial creativity for architects

Methods to boost spatial creativity for architects

The Proto-Fuse Project
Mutation in unconscious data: Methods to boost spatial creativity for architects
Alireza Mahdizadeh Hakak
PhD candidate, TU Delft, The Netherlands
a.mahdizadehhakak@tudelft.nl
Armaghan Ahmadi Venhari
PhD candidate, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
ar.ahmadi@sbu.ac.ir
Saeed Madarshahi
Azad Islamic University ,Mashhad, Iran
saeedsm@gmail.com
Saeed Motamedzadeh
Azad Islamic University, Mashhad, Iran
s_motamedzadeh@yahoo.com

 

Abstract: Creativity is the fountainhead of human civilization. All progress and
innovation depend on our ability to change existing thinking patterns, enhance the
ability, break with the present and build something new. Accentuating the role of
creativity in design even more than other disciplines pushes one to underpin
understanding creativity as key role player in Architecture. Furthermore by
identifying the basic principles of our ingenuity/creativity, researchers might be
able to enhance this ability in future.
Digital era allows for a new domain of architectural experience. It is assumed that
new designs in virtual environments can be created that goes beyond the mere
accommodation of literal functions, and that affect human experiences. Detached
from the real one in sense of time and matter, enables the designer to cross the
borderline of reality and expand this inventory. This new kind of architecture can
create emotionally rich architecture experience through the dynamic and precise
manipulation of abstract visual forms in virtual space. This paper portrays the role
the Proto-Fusion method played as an artwork for the survey of cognitive
perception of human, targeting enhancement of spatial creativity. The logic behind
this method is based on two psychological concepts: 1- conceptual blending, 2-
Tolerance of ambiguity. For each of these ideas on method suggested and
explained. Using “unconventional virtual environments (UVEs)” to improved
conceptual blending and “Extracting local distance” project to enhance tolerance of
ambiguity.
At the end implementation in the pedagogy of architecture explained and the results
of the workshop and analysis of the feedbacks been discussed.

Keywords: Enhance creativity; Fusion; Pedagogy; Education; Conceptual Blending

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