Adaptation as a Design Method in Architecture, Case Study: a House at Martha’s Vineyard

نوع مقاله: مقاله پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 M.A. of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture & Environmental Design, Iran University Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran.


عنوان مقاله [English]

Adaptation as a Design Method in Architecture, Case Study: a House at Martha’s Vineyard

نویسندگان [English]

  • Saeid Babaei 1
  • Mehdi Khakzand 2
1 M.A. of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2 Assistant Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture & Environmental Design, Iran University Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran.
چکیده [English]

Most of the designer’s use of inspiration sources for problem solving and majority of them
apply nature as inspiration sources, but these sources cannot restricted to only bio-inspiration sources.
Because of the complexity and multi-aspect features of design, they can use of different methods of
overcoming this complexity. This paper introduces and develops a new method for architectural design
that has been called “adaptation” which is rooted in literature and textual sources. This method focuses
on text-inspired sources such as novels, poetry, plays, historical stories and so on which have been
converted to design media. To gain an in-depth understanding of the applicability of adaptation, a case
study (Martha’s Vineyard designed by Steven Holl) is discussed to reveal the process of inspiration in
the form of adaptation. The adaptation method can be used to reshape other types of art media into new
forms. The results show that the adaptation method is an innovative approach by which designers can
reform remarkable and archetypical works into new presentations. It is believed that the other kinds of
local-related arts and textual sources of a nation can serve as a platform for adaptation. Additionally, this
method enables the designers to regenerate the valuable and up-to-date ideas in new forms. Also this
method is a try to lead the designers for representing the various ideas with different outputs. Finally, in
order to develop the adaptation as a design method, a conceptual model is provided for future study to
establish a framework in the field and identify types of adaptation.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • adaptation
  • Design Method
  • Inspiration Source
  • Moby-Dick
  • Steven Holl