Renewing Theories, Methods and Design Practices: Challenges for Architectural Education

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Architectural education should promote the advancement of knowledge that is necessary as the basis for the development of excellent design practice. Architectural education needs to respond appropriately to the current issues in the society. To find its way into the society in an appropriate way, architecture needs to be liquid. The ability to address the liquidity of architecture requires educational approach that promotes the ability to work with a range of design methods and approaches. There are several principles that become the basis for developing architectural education that could strengthen its position within the society: to promote knowledge-based design practice, to embrace variety of design methods and approaches; to keep a balance between design knowledge and design skills; while at the same time to aim for mastery and excellence in design. These principles should be the basis for defining and developing the curriculum and the process of design learning architectural education. Then the main challenge is on our willingness to be liquid in developing architectural education, which needs continuous renewal and update to respond to the changing context of knowledge, technology and society.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Architectural Education in Asia (eduARCHsia 2017) - ID, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Architectural Education in Asia (eduARCHsia 2017)
Period1/01/18 → …


  • design methods, design knowledge, liquid, society, education.


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