How Architectural Thinking and Research Collaboration Brings Value to Creative Industries
As technology accelerates into every professional industry, it’s crucial for architectural education to progress from teaching only a traditional building design process. At Technical University of Munich (TUM), a new research department is focusing on the interdisciplinary development and research competencies in architecture. We talked to Dr. Gerhard Schubert and Christos Chantzaras, two of the initiators of the Architectural Research Incubator (ARI) about their idea, mission and the future goals of their new platform approach and the power of architectural thinking.
The Power of Architectural Thinking
The Architectural Research Incubator (ARI) was created with the aim of strengthening research competencies in architectural education. “Traditionally, architectural education is focusing on the building design process rather than research. Students are mostly confronted with this topic, but there are also students who will actually not build an ‘opera house’ or want to become a star architect” says Gerhard Schubert, Director of ARI. In addition to teaching the traditional curriculum, Schubert and Chantzaras believe it is fundamental to pursue experimental research and interdisciplinary exchange to open up opportunities for architecture to interface with other industries. Learn about the assets of architectural thinking and its potential for the future.
“We want to promote research in architecture and connect architecture students with other disciplines, to engage with topics that are not ready for market yet, but which are at the interface between university and industry. We want to create new solutions through architectural thinking”Christos Chantzaras
Your will learn about the following topics in the long read article:
- The definition of “Architectural Thinking” and the difference to “Design Thinking”
- How architectural thinking can help companies succeed in business
- How the Technical University Munich (TUM) creates an interdisciplinary environment for architecture students
- Innovative projects which were created by teams of architects, engineers and programmers
- The core assets of designers and how their potential for the future
- Innovation and new strategies in architecture
- and much more…
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