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Design patterns as a tool for the creative process of school buildings

Grant number: 13/00993-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
Principal researcher:Doris Catharine Cornelie Knatz Kowaltowski
Grantee:Marcella Savioli Deliberador
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Many are the aspects that should be taken into account when discussing better education. They include all the agents involved, as well as the physical installations, since they influence the learning abilities of students. The characterization of the school design process for the Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Educação (FDE) outlined some possibilities for improvement, highlighting the need for tools to support the design process. Such tools can be of importance for many of the phases of this process, with special attention given to the architectural program. School building design is complex due to the dynamics and advances in education, reflected in teaching methods, which require constant updating of the brief. The program should articulate values to which an architect should respond, and a participatory design process is recommended to include wider views of users. This research project aims to develop a tool to support the architectural design process at the programming stage, based on specific design patterns for the Brazilian reality. The literature on games indicates that participatory design processes can profit from tools based on this format, with the appropriate rules and iconography as a support. The goal is to provide a productive and creative support for the school design process and indirectly improve the learning environment of public school in the State of São Paulo. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
KOWALTOWSKI, DORIS C. C. K.; GOMES DA SILVA, VANESSA; DE O. NEVES, LETICIA; DELIBERADOR, MARCELLA S.; ZARA, OLIVIA O. DE C.; COLLETO, GISELI M.; VICTORIO, EVANDRA RAMOS. Action research and architectural sustainable design education: a case study in Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN EDUCATION, v. 30, n. 4, p. 815-836, SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PAULA ROBERTA PIZARRO PEREIRA; DORIS CATHARINE CORNELIE KNATZ KOWALTOWSKI; MARCELLA SAVIOLI DELIBERADOR. Analysis support for the design process of school buildings. Ambient. constr., v. 18, n. 3, p. -, Set. 2018.
MARCELLA SAVIOLI DELIBERADOR; DORIS CATHARINE CORNELIE KNATZ KOWALTOWSKI. Importância dos agentes para a arquitetura escolar: aplicação de jogo de apoio ao processo participativo. Ambient. constr., v. 18, n. 2, p. -, Abr. 2018.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
DELIBERADOR, Marcella Savioli. School design patterns and a card game as a tool to support the architectural program. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo.

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