Tangibility of concept and the formulation of architecture


  • Sarawut Preamechai Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University


architectural concept, formulation of architecture, Le Corbusier


Architectural design is necessary to have an objective concept that sometimes has abstract features to serve as a starting point for a measurable design process. From concept to architecture, there is a hidden relationship between the abstract and the concrete. This relationship is a key theme of this study through the question of how are architectural concepts materialized in the architectural formulation process. The hypothesis of studies is directed towards the relationship between “idea”, “actions” and “results” in the architectural design process. The formulation of architecture needs to begin with a concrete architectural concept and to be able to create systematic and sequenced relationships between the elements of the architecture. Therefore, architectural design is a structured work process. There are steps and hierarchies of “actions” based on the logic of facts and design concepts in relation to the context of the architectural program. The resulting “outcomes” must be measurable. The achievement of design is clearly defined by the objectives that are determined by the architect’s “idea”. The concrete of the concept of architectural design is thus expressed through the behavior of the “action” on the conditional design process of the architect and can be expressed through the quality of the architectural space. The relationship between the design concept and the formation of architecture is thus “the manifestation of righteous deeds!”


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