open building, circular, timber structures, residential, community facility, private house, building collective, participation, refurbishment, research
To understand what future users or other stakeholders think is important for the design, we actively involve them in the design process. This may be in the form of one-to-one conversations or public presentations in which we explain certain design decisions step by step. It also may be in the form of workshops in which stakeholders have direct influence on choices to be made based on variant studies. We then use the designing process as a method to reach certain decisions. Sometimes a spatial assignment is not clear in advance, in which case design studies can help to clarify the question and visualise the possibilities.