Implicit Space refers to the invisible dynamics and properties of space that are inherent in the relationships between built environments and their occupation. Strands of spatial analysis develop descriptions of such implicit properties, while architectural design creates methods for the conception of the built spaces.
The aim of the visiting professorship of Emergent Technologies at the Technical University Munich (TUM) for the winter semester of 2011-2012 was to enable the students to create design systems synthesizing behavioural mapping, spatial analysis and algorithmic design in order to plan a behaviourally-driven spatial configuration. The curriculum introduced observational and behavioural mappings and computer programming across three phases: 1 – mapping observations, 2 – encoding experiential syntax and 3 – developing a multi-modal design system.
We have recently been teaching and workshopping at TU Munich, University of Sheffield, IE University Madrid, Sydney University, TU Delft, Technical University Vienna, University of Waterloo and Politecnico di Milano.