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The proposal solution in order to deal with the complexity of contemporary life and on the other hand, prioritizing the satisfaction of the human who is looking for comfortable life is to put ...

The proposal solution in order to deal with the complexity of contemporary life and on the other hand, prioritizing the satisfaction of the human who is looking for comfortable life is to put simplicity and complexity together in a same system of style and title it “SIMPLEXSITY”

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    • Ata Chokhachian May 2013 Manifestation of style for 21st century
    • WHY DO WE NEED A NEW STYLE?
    • WHERE THE PROBLEM POPS UP?
    • HUMAN IS LOOKING FOR COMFORT HUMAN IS COMPLEX CREATURE LOOKING FOR SIMPLE SOLUTIONS LOOKING FOR CHANGE
    • We are now living in the era of change, with a broad field of opportunities and selections. In this wide and infinite field, the change is not a force, the change is a choice. With this concept, the question pops up “how would be the society with this much of change in humanistic way?” human is living in a space, space in different scales and qualities, indoor space, outdoor space. The requirement of today`s lifestyle is a kind of space which can be responsive to wide variety of change and parallel to this it must fulfill the comfortability requirements of the user.
    • GLOBALIZATION GLOCALIZATION
    • STYLE Chan (1995) in his article about the cognitive theory of style, describes the style as an operation which is defined by distinctive and recognizable mode of design that repeatedly manipulated in the design process and thus generates common features at the design product. This is the beginnings of creation of a style.
    • SIMPLICITY & COMPLEXITY LOOKING THROUGH COMFORT HAPPENING IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE
    • Simplicity in Design "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo Da Vinci Simplicity in design may be misunderstood with minimal design which has come to represent a style and as such is limited in its usefulness. It represents a reaction to complexity whereas simplicity relies on an understanding of the complex. This is an important difference. One is about the surface, about the stuff. The other is about our experience and requires a deep appreciation of how things work so as to make them just simple enough.
    • Complexity in Design Only complex organizations can tackle complex problems (Rego, 2010) We all become increasingly intelligent designers of increasingly complex processes. But we also carry our past, our traditions, our histories, which limit our free choice of future solutions, with us. Complexity then came to be viewed as associated with progress: growing complexity meant increasing specialization. In this perspective, complexity existed by design. (Miguel Pina & Rego, 2010)
    • Simplexity 1. Referring to an idea, or concept that appears to be simple to understand, yet is very complex in its true description. 2. This is the concept of making something so simple that it actually becomes complex. 3. Simplexity: Simple solutions for today's complex lifestyles The concept of Simplexity was improved in the mid 1970's by Bruce Schiff and restated as the process by which nature strives towards simple ends by complex means.
    • The theory of simplexity is an emerging concept that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity. As Jeffrey Kluger (2008) describes, the way we, as human beings, experience complexity is quite important. Things from the outside can look complicated, but in fact can be astonishingly simple. This is the world of the paradox. “A houseplant may be more sophisticated than a manufacturing plant and a sentence may be richer than a book”. (Kluger, 2008)
    • Simplexity in Design systems In different styles the form is the mean to represent the image, which manifests the characteristics of that style, but how the designer reaches to the specific forms is questionable. Design by conception, is it a matter of getting rid of stone to create monumental form as Michael angel wants to point it or perhaps it is about technology and optimization and function? If form is to follow function how is that function tested, evaluated, validated according to whom and by which criteria. The process of design traditional perspective acts as a process of manufacturing. It means that the same process can be applicable to different projects and the outcome will be the same with minority of differences according to their sudden changes which was the outcome of mass production and Fordism society (Schumacher, 2007).
    • Ordos Art & City Museum, MAD Architects The complexity which we can find in the process of design itself needs to be simplified and manifest itself in the envelope of building. we can analyze how complex is the formation of each piece on the envelope of the building but the whole geometry gives simple and readable outcome.
    • Conclusion The term simplexity when popped up in management, was not supposed to spread in different disciples, but as we scrutinize in its meaning and potentials even in art or architecture, we face infinite definitions and descriptions that are going to generate a unique manifestation triggering the upcoming simplexity of technology and parallel to this making life comfortable and simple for the dwellers. Professor Peter Wipperman proposed a social definition of simplexity: "We long for simplicity and satisfaction. Simplexity therefore stands for a balance between the growing complexity of daily life and our own personal satisfaction. In order to attain this state, we have to stop always striving to make optimal decisions. In the future, it will be more important to make judgments that are just good enough."
    • References: Chan, C.-S. (2001). An examination of the forces that generate a style. Design Studies, 22(4), 319-346. Chan, C. S. (1995). A cognitive theory of style. Environment and Planning B, 22, 461-461. Gribbin, J. (2004). Deep simplicity. Chaos, complexity and the emergence of life. London: Penguin. Khondker, H. (2004). Glocalization as globalization: Evolution of a sociological concept. Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 1(2), 1-9. Kluger, J. (2008). Simplexity: Why simple things become complex and how complex things can be made simple: Hyperion e-books. Maeda, J. (2006). The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life): MIT Press. Miguel Pina, e. C., & Rego, A. (2010). Complexity, simplicity, simplexity. European Management Journal, 28(2), 85-94. Schumacher, P. (2007). For a pertinent concept of elegance that is related to the visual resolution of complexity. Architectural Design, 77(1). Simon, H. A. (1962). The Architecture of Complexity. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 106(6), 467-482.