Form stands not only for an objects shape.  Form also implements principles of its generation. Therefore form affects and effects most disciplines from language and literature to philosophy and biology. Form in architecture stands for its spatial (architectural) quality and simultaneously for its structural potential. Its architectural quality is the result of all respected parameters, its structural efficiency is directly correlated to its geometry which again can be perceived with our visual sense.

Form also reflects its principles and rules that are set up or found its creation.

So Form and Rule can be seen as an interrelating and/or correlating system. The principles or rules that are set up or found in order to create form and space can be described as predefined or postdefined. At the same time we maybe face the classical “The chicken or the egg causality dilemma”. What was first the Form or its describing rules?

The different approaches to “Form” which can be of physical, geometrical, material, aesthetical, social, … nature can be of deep interest for all space creating disciplines, like architecture or engineering.

The aim of the lecture series, discussion and workshops is to recognize, better understand and develop the mostly separately examined aspects in the creation of forms as a complex holistic system. In this regard an inter- and transdisciplinary exchange can be seen as an important step in this direction and open new perspectives and possibilities for all involved disciplines.

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