Things You Can
Learn from
@KevlinHenney
“Architecture
is the thoughtful
making of space.”
Louis Kahn
Design an architectural
space to accommodate
a specific program,
experience, or intent.
True architectural style
does not come from a
conscious effort to create
a particular look. It
results obliquely — even
ac...
Properly gaining control
of the design process
tends to feel like one is
losing control of the
design process.
A good designer isn't
afraid to throw away a
good idea.
“Less is more.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“Less is a bore.”
Robert Venturi
No design system is or
should be perfect.
The more specific a
design idea is, the
greater its appeal is
likely to be.
“Always design a thing
by considering it in its
next larger context.”
Eliel Saarinen
Limitations encourage
creativity.
Good designers are fast
on their feet.
Manage your ego.
The most effective, most
creative problem solvers
engage in a process of
meta-thinking, or
“thinking about thinking.”
Three levels of knowing
SIMPLICITY is the world view of the child or
uninformed adult [...].
COMPLEXITY characterizes the ...
Create architectural
richness through
informed simplicity or an
interaction of simples
rather than through
unnecessarily b...
Beauty is due more to
harmonious relationships
among the elements of a
composition than to the
elements themselves.
Any design decision
should be justified in at
least two ways.
Two points of view on
architecture
ARCHITECTURE IS AN EXERCISE IN TRUTH.
A proper [system] is responsible to universal
kno...
Design with models!
Give it a name.
Architecture begins with
an idea.
Just do something.
Things You Can Learn from 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
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Presented at NDC 2011 in Oslo (8th June 2011)
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The book 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, by Matthew Frederick, is a great little book on the skills and practices needed by architects of the built environment. It is not a book about software architecture, but it turns out to have a lot to offer software architects and other software development roles. Rooted in a different creative and design–centred discipline, it offers alternative and fresh perspectives on familiar concepts, reinforcing practices and providing inspiration.

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Things You Can Learn from 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

  1. 1. Things You Can Learn from
  2. 2. @KevlinHenney
  3. 3. “Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.” Louis Kahn
  4. 4. Design an architectural space to accommodate a specific program, experience, or intent.
  5. 5. True architectural style does not come from a conscious effort to create a particular look. It results obliquely — even accidentally — out of a holistic process.
  6. 6. Properly gaining control of the design process tends to feel like one is losing control of the design process.
  7. 7. A good designer isn't afraid to throw away a good idea.
  8. 8. “Less is more.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  9. 9. “Less is a bore.” Robert Venturi
  10. 10. No design system is or should be perfect.
  11. 11. The more specific a design idea is, the greater its appeal is likely to be.
  12. 12. “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context.” Eliel Saarinen
  13. 13. Limitations encourage creativity.
  14. 14. Good designers are fast on their feet.
  15. 15. Manage your ego.
  16. 16. The most effective, most creative problem solvers engage in a process of meta-thinking, or “thinking about thinking.”
  17. 17. Three levels of knowing SIMPLICITY is the world view of the child or uninformed adult [...]. COMPLEXITY characterizes the ordinary adult world view. [....] INFORMED SIMPLICITY is an enlightened view of reality. It is founded upon an ability to discern or create clarifying patterns within complex mixtures. [....]
  18. 18. Create architectural richness through informed simplicity or an interaction of simples rather than through unnecessarily busy agglomerations.
  19. 19. Beauty is due more to harmonious relationships among the elements of a composition than to the elements themselves.
  20. 20. Any design decision should be justified in at least two ways.
  21. 21. Two points of view on architecture ARCHITECTURE IS AN EXERCISE IN TRUTH. A proper [system] is responsible to universal knowledge and is wholly honest in the expression of its functions and materials. ARCHITECTURE IS AN EXERCISE IN NARRATIVE. Architecture is a vehicle for the telling of stories, a canvas for relaying societal myths, a stage for the theater of everyday life.
  22. 22. Design with models!
  23. 23. Give it a name.
  24. 24. Architecture begins with an idea.
  25. 25. Just do something.

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