University of Oulu

Thinking transformation : architectural design process of Nest

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Author: Gu, Hanmo1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Oulu School of Architecture
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 74.9 MB)
Pages: 201
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : H. Gu, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-05-25
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Herneoja, Aulikki
Reviewer: Herneoja, Aulikki
Soikkeli, Anu-Sisko
Sanaksenaho, Matti
Aarnio, Petri
Pihlajaniemi, Janne
Outila, Tarja
Lassila, Anssi


This diploma thesis Thinking Transformation — Architectural Design Process of Nest aims to look at how abstract or immaterial ideas could be developed to concrete architectural results by revealing the whole design process. The analysis of the design process will also disclose one way of designing. My thesis consists of two parts: the actual design work and its process and the visualization and analysis of the design process.

The design goal is to point out important issues of resting through enlightening of the personal experiences and references of the good resting place design for the public. The visualization and analysis part is focusing on revealing the design process and its level of complexity regardless of the fairly small size of the architectural project.

The methodological approach in my diploma thesis has its origin in the idea of reflective practitioner and research-by-design. My thesis also aims to be one of the references of reflective study which makes readers reflect on their design process.

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