INTEGRAL BUILDING DESIGN APPROACH IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
Design methodology to support integration of sustainable comfort systems during conceptual phase of building design processes is needed. In order to develop support for integral design within a team configuration, a designers’ working environment in form of ‘learning by doing’ workshops was created. Methodical design, and morphological overviews as one of its specific features, was used as the framework for structuring knowledge of different design disciplines. Design teams, consisting of professionals from different disciplines who applied via their branch organisations, were observed during two workshop series. This paper presents initial results, focusing on communication between design team members and on use of methodical design tools.