Bulajić / Composing Images

Composing Images Architectural Montage as Design-Driven Research Tool

Author: Đorđe Bulajić, Politecnico di Milano; University of Belgrade

Research stage: Initial doctoral stage

Category: Extended abstract


The main goal of this research project is to propose a new seeing of architectural montage which is strongly motivated by the framework of the newly formed field of study in research by design community – design-driven research. The reason for this research stems from the fact that in architectural historiography, in which montage first appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the work of Italian historian and theoretician - Manfredo Tafuri, architectural montage has been mostly presented as a purely representational technique, neglecting its other potentials. With the recent development of the design-driven research framework, architectural montage has gained an extremely important new role in architectural discipline. Therefore, the main hypothesis of this research is that architectural montage is not exclusively a representational technique, rather it is a research tool that can produce knowledge within the architectural discipline.

Keywords: Architectural Montage, Images, Research Tools