Processus Architecture


Session Title:

  • French Institute of Architecture — Information Architecture and Urban-scapes

Presentation Title:

  • Processus Architecture



  • “Processus architecture” is the chain of operations leading towards the materialization of an architectural object. It starts with the conception of a plan, it passes through the phase of adaptation to user-expectations, and gets materialized through the action of various professionals. But the Processus does not stop with materialization: it triggers a sequence of numerous phases of adaptations by users succeeding one-another. “Processus architecture” is a long weary one.

    It is evident that the Processus follows another route if all decisions involved are made by professionals alone or if they are the effective users who make them. In one case as in the other, the processus follows an erratic, unpredictable path, that can not be determined by formulas or recipes. The only way to describe the Processus with some credibility is through recording its “history”.

    Generally traces of that history are not kept accessible. An important potential advantage of computer aided design might be the recording of all phases of that serpentine history.