How do intentions enroll into the practice of architecture and landscape design and research? How do they become operative to orient, clarify, and energize the creative process, and in what ways do they inform design and knowledge processes? Contributions in this edited volume describe, reconstruct, and analyze a multitude of capacities and arcs of tension that occur between alignment and implementation, agency and contextualization, as well as across exploration, imagination, and projection. Contributors demonstrate further driving forces that interplay generatively with intentions in the design and research processes, offering new perspectives into the relevance of a reflexive design practice in support of creating a high-quality living environment.
With contributions from Matthias von Ballestrem, Maria del Pilar Barba Buscaglia, Katja Benfer, Steffen Bösenberg, Ricardo Carvalho, Edoardo Cresci, Valerie Hoberg, Luciano Motta, Caroline Voet, Cyrus Zahiri, and Margitta Buchert