Inspiration: Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture / Mark Muckenheim and Juliane Demel

From the Publisher. Inspiration: Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture is a comprehensive compilation of work samples and ideas on design and gestalt, illustrations and graphic configurations, textures and structures, as well as form and spatial development. This book features more than 800 examples of abstract compositions that relate to architectural design methods and principles. These methodologies find their ground in the work of contemporary architectural design practice, while still being highly applicable to other related creative fields. Inspiration showcases hundreds of examples, models, sketches, and renderings of abstract architectural design applications. In addition to this substantial body of visual work, the book also documents and details the generative process and production of these design creations.

"A fascinating book which shows how the application of non figurative, abstract spatial patterns need no longer be seen as a reductive design methodology. Instead, through a complex and richer use than ever before, these devices can be implemented throughout the three dimensional organisation of a project. A great reference book with many wonderful examples for architects, students and anybody interested in the profession." Ben Van Berkel.


1 Basic Elements in Design-Points 
2 Basic Elements in Design-Line 
3 Basic Elements in Design-Surface
4 Pattern Development-Texture  
5 Spatial Patterns - Structure 
6 Color Composition  
7 Typography as a Design Tool 
8 Nonspatial Transformations 
9 Spatial Transformations 
10 Basic Spatial Design
11 Complex Spatial Design 
12 Working with Ornaments 
13 Folds and Foldings 
14 Tracing, Mappping and Notation
15 Parametric Design 

Publisher: Bispublishers
Author: Mark Muckenheim and Juliane Demel
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Dimensions: 29,5 x 23,5 cm
Pages: 274
ISBN: 978-90-6369-267-4

Cite: Diego Hernández. "Inspiration: Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture / Mark Muckenheim and Juliane Demel" 03 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>