METHODICAL DESIGN 1972 – INTEGRAL DESIGN METHODOLOGY 2007: MORPHOLOGIC REFLECTION
To support multidisciplinary building design an Integral Design method is developed by combining a prescriptive approach, Methodical Design, with a descriptive approach, Reflective practice. The use of Integral Design within the design process results in transparency of the design steps and the design decisions. Within the design process, the prescriptive methodology of Integral Design is used as a framework for reflection on the design process itself. To ensure good information exchange between different disciplines during the conceptual phase of design a functional structuring technique can be used for reflecting: Morphological Overviews, to give an overview of the functions and aspects considered and their alternative solutions.