Assisting collective architectural conception – research poster

On the 17th of May I presented a research poster containing the subject of my future phD thesis in architecture: “Assisting collective architectural conception: cooperation, coordination and collaboration via basic online tools”. The event was organised by Research Department of the ENSAPLV school, within the DPEA programme.

please scroll down for poster in English and French version.


Web technologies are the subject of everyday use in almost all domains of activity. In architecture, not only people employ the conventional e-mails and file transfer systems, but also social networks and Wikipedia platforms. However, do these tools really change the way we think and build our environment? Therefore, the question of my research is: how do web services assist groups of people in the architectural conception process?

My objective is, with the help of the architecturology, to identify the moments of cooperation of coordination and the cognitive operations of conception that are assisted by these services.

The focus of this research is to build different profiles for the actors taking part in the architectural conception process who use the online tools and to measure the impact of these tools on the architectural project.

My thesis seeks to build a theoretical model which will help to better understand how the collective conception process functions through the use of the web, both in architecture and in similar domains such as: urban planning, project management and design. This knowledge could be later used to develop a teaching instrument for collective conception, a meta-tool for using online services or a resource for creating new online tools.

English version:

2013-06-02 poster Alexandru Senciuc

French version:

For more information on the event please visit the following link

About alexandru senciuc

I am an architect in the pursuit of research and innovation in collective intelligence and healthcare planning. Currently, I work as a snr architect at Medical Architecture and am a PhD Student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.


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