- Category : Building-Trades-Architect-Planner
- Type : PEG
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 2
Philippe Boudon, born in 1941, was a French architect and urban planner, state Doctor. He was director of the Laboratory architecturology and epistemological research on the architecture (Larea) and professor at the Paris-La Villette architecture school after teaching for ten years at the School of Architecture Nancy. Bernard Hamburger, Gerard Bauer and Alain Sarfati, he founded the Area and, in collaboration with Alain Sarfati, was editor of the new journal "Architecture, Continuity Movement" in its first year (1967-1968), became by the AMC following (see AMC file No. 212 February 2012).
Theorist, he focuses his research on specific cognitive operations to the architect when working in the design, modeling operations which result in the formation of a scientific object: the architecturological space.
Architecturology poses that the measure is an essential function of the architect's work, which cannot determine the objects that he is working to design without conferring action. Therefore responsible for: - a major epistemological difference between geometric space and architectural space - a location that difference in the notion of scale - a small research program on diversity and complexity of the measurement operations covers the term "scale" possibly may extend beyond the field. - An expanded research program first asking the architectural design and design in general as research objects.
The two operational concepts of the model are architecturological model and scale: a design operation consisting of variables pertinences sizing operations that perform various references spaces.
The development of such a research program was carried out within the Larea, Laboratory of Epistemological architecturology and Research on Architecture and resulted in many research reports, articles, and French and foreign publications . The book was originally such a program, on the architectural space, architecture epistemology test (Wiley, 1971, repr. Parentheses, 2003) was published in German, Japanese, Spanish. A course architecturology, collective publication entitled Teaching architectural design has systematized the state of architecturology in its theoretical status 1994, republished in 2000 by Editions de la Villette. The question now pose a possible extension of the progress of work architecturological beyond the actual field of architectural design, urban planning, for example, or more generally, design science. According to Jean-Louis Le Moigne (Constructivism, 2 volumes, 1994-1995 ESF publishers) architecturology is "pioneering science of design" within the meaning given to this term by Herbert A. Simon, who advocated such a direction of research in The sciences of the artificial (1969) has translated into French Jean-Louis Le Moigne (Bordas, 1991).