Architecture, science and technology
Authors: Szokolay AM, Steven V.
ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship of architectural design to science and
technology. The intention is to go back to first principles (although not quite to Adam and Eve). This
relationship – I suggest – is determined by the mode of thinking of the designer, hence I must have a
brief look at the brain/mind relation and at some relevant parts of philosophy. Then I propose to look at
design methods and theory, followed by an attempt to define and compare art and science. That
should enable me to look at architecture and architectural education. This – I hope – is in the true spirit
of architects, who like to dabble in dozens of different disciplines.