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Designing tools towards a positive environmental and social impact of architecture.

Anastasiadi Aikaterini

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Year 2021
Type of Item Diploma Thesis Project
Bibliographic Citation Aikaterini Anastasiadi, "Designing tools towards a positive environmental and social impact of architecture.", Diploma Thesis Project, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2021
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The focus of this thesis the study of the design process (research/understanding, development of solutions and implementation in theliving environment) as a means for facilitating action, collaboration and skill development that can lead to practical action and the development of sustainable solutions that come from and are directed towards the communities that are seeking them.The main objective is the investigation of the design principles and methodology which can be used as a guide for the design stages of architecture projects, which through their construction and later use aim to contribute towards a positive social and environmental change.First, an overview of different approaches that have risen as a response to the current environmental crisis are presented, followed by an introduction of Systems Thinking and Design thinking as a tools for understanding and collecting information contribute towards a better understanding of existing interconnected relations andthe recognition of possible intervention points and the way these affect the social and environmental context.

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