Studio Lab 3 – Research Approach

Research approach

Studio Laboratory 3’s design research explores knowledge as a human construct through which we build models in an aim to explain the world. Such models mediate our experience of the world and are reflected in the architecture we build.

A critical approach to design is therefore of importance to us and alongside a phenomenological methodology, assists in revealing underlying structures to be explored. Analysis, experimentation and reflection clarify understanding, building clear personal research questions and forming the basis for critical investigation through design.

The Brighton and Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere is our site for the year, with study areas at Devils Dyke, Hollingbury Hill with its iron age hill fort and within central Brighton.