Basics Design Ideas

Author(s): Bert Bielefeld

reference | design & construction | Birkhauser | recommended for students

"Design Ideas" offers students a variety of different ways to go about finding a design solution. In addition to suggesting fundamental ways to get the creative process moving and develop a design approach, it also proposes various sources of inspiration for design ideas. It focuses on the three elements of place, form, and function, which can sometimes constitute immediate springboards for concrete designs.


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Bert Bielefeld, Architekt und Projektsteuerer in Dortmund, Lehrbeauftragter an der Universitat Dortmund.

Introduction.; Creative force.; Creativity and finding ideas.; Experience.; Design approach and architectural language.; Creative principles.; Inspiration and stimulation.; Intuitive design with aids.; Implementing leitmotifs.; Guidelines from architecture.; Guidelines from other arts.; Deriving ideas from nature.; Geometry and mathematics.; Location - function - form .; Relating to location.; Topography and buildings.; Orientation.; Built environment.; Town planning requirements.; Dealing with the location.; Function.; Volume/area required.; Spatial programme.; Function scheme/organization of the building.; Working with the user.; Designing from function.; Finding form.; Construction.; Geometrical forms.; Free forms.; Proportion.; Elements and jointing principles.; Material quality.; The design idea.

General Fields

  • : 9783764381127
  • : Birkhauser
  • : Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bert Bielefeld
  • : Paperback
  • : 84