2010-06-20

Concept, Context, Content (design method)

Concept, context and content are 3 subjects which highly related to architecture.

Concept being known as general notion, abstract idea, while
content being known as subject matters, mental object, something happens,
context being known as interpretations or circumstances that surround a situation or event. It can be historical, geographical(include climate as well), cultural, political, can economical.

In the study of relation, 3 kind of situations found which is
1. Complementary
2. Coexist but do not interact
3. Conflict
Concept, context and content may as well relate to each other in such manner.

There are 2 ways of designing, which is
1. Conceptualizing context
In this case, context, genius loci for instance, becomes ideas and driving force for development of design. Concept then become new context or as part of the existing context.

2. Contextualizing concept
Ideas are generated based not on context, but then adapted into the context.