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RESEARCH PROGRAM 2011-2015
The scientific program consists of two directions:
Direction 1 – Issues concerning competitions, judgement and experimentation
What role can competitions fulfill in improving the architectural quality and renewal of the discipline and architecture as a profession?
The first direction develops research both historically and theoretically in order to better understand the ways of organizing competitions based on economic and cultural contexts. In particular, this consists in contributing to the modeling of qualitative assessment practices while illuminating forms of experimentation related to a competition. Comparative analyses of international competitions are intended to clarify the contribution of architecture to the striking transformation of society and culture according to the principle of the "Annual Review of architectural competitions". Note that the state of competitions is considered here as a vantage point for architectural research and not as the sole device for the production of architectural quality.
Direction 2 – Issues concerning analogical reasoning, modeling and design in architecture
How do architects design and construct a project? What is the role of analogical reasoning in the design and judgement process of a project? How are architects modelling a project in anticipation of a competition?
Without limiting the analysis to situations regarding competitions, the second research direction develops cognitive and theoretical research on models, methods, creative and reflective practices concerning design (design thinking). Transdisciplinary approaches can refine an understanding of the practical and theoretical uses of analogical thinking in architecture. Methodologically, the use of case studies resides in a constructivist epistemological perspective and does not constitute a psychological practice.
TRANSFER AND BROADCASTING PROGRAM
The transfer and broadcasting program is based on two core activities:
A – Creation of relational databases on a collection of competition
At a national (canadian) scale:
At an international scale :
B – Development of an international research competitions network
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF FUNDED PROJECTS