composing architecture

a study by kjeld ghozati 2000

a musically inspired structuralism

Structuralism in the architectural history is known for its organic inspiration. It is often referred to as the "additive architecture". The inspiration comes from nature's examples of structures and formations of cells, repeated and grown in a harmonious whole. The theoretical approach to these new projects is related to the additive architecture, with the distinction of being a musically inspired structuralism, where the architect develops a variety of prefabricated elements as a single system. These elements can be considered as nodes that make up parts of an overall symphony. Users are invited by the architect to be accompanists, and their individual choices can affect the overall picture without the beauty and harmony or functionality is lost.

The aim is to examine:

- How can we create a standard, however subtle architecture? Or how do we find ways that are affordable without the results in uniformity?
- How can we work with design methods that create a degree of order and harmony, while achieving great individual freedom?


Step 1: Define the problem

Step 2: Invent the system

Step 3: Design the nodes

Step 4: Compose the architecture