Reframing services and processes in architectural design


  • Mariane Garcia Unanue



architectural practice, design services, space, interdisciplinary experience


Contemporary complexities demand a different approach on how design activities should be practised, theorised and taught. However, most of the architectural creation processes remain based on the disciplinary rational and intellectual knowledge and techniques, where architects prescribe solutions for people and spaces. This article suggests design procedures to agency a redefinition in the field of Architecture with a rhizomatic alliance with Service Design. Literature review shows the matter of space lacks extensive research in Service Design whereas architectural professional practices with traditional disciplinary tools are no longer sufficient to properly respond to contemporary challenges. Interdisciplinary entanglements are explored and open a path for more active, open, collaborative and emphatic design practices, able to benefit both fields and possibly reframe their services and practices.