Tools of the Architect

  • Willemijns Wilms Floet TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Klaske Havik TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6059-8521
  • Tom Avermaete TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7359-7475
  • Jorge Meíja Hernández TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Abstract

What tools, procedures, and methods do architects use? The triptychs on display show their approach both in analytical and designerly ways. The first panel of each triptych represents an architectural question; the second panel represents a method. The third panel showcases the confrontation of that question and method. The project thus expands known architectural tools such as drawing, writing, and modelling. Through their thorough exploration of architectural tools, the presented triptychs show an in-depth understanding of the specific qualities of the architectural project. A better insight into the capacity of these methods supports more locally responsive and socially inclusive architecture, aiming for an urban architecture of collectivity.