a project by

Laboratory for Architectural Design




Design Library is an educational platform that encourages and celebrates design processes and methods that go into an architectural scenario.

Encompassing a wide range of architectural design topics, exploring spatial qualities, theory, practice and play, the project is an attempt for expanding architectural design awareness and social abilities using creative technologies and methods.

Offering insight and constantly developing courses, it creates a link between communities and their citizens' individual identities.

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This module investigates a short scenario, chosen by the student, from her/his experience or memory - mostly focused on scenarios that contain actions. After learning about and going through the moments’ qualities, we twist that moment to create a contrasting and creatively written manifesto, juxtaposing or reiterating actions and spaces into a short text sprinkled with sketches.


location : Bucharest

version : offline 
duration : 4 + 1 public exhibition



This is a written investigation taking the student through a series of writing steps, each building on the previous with new perspectives, details and information.
Unlocking hidden spatial information through a written investigative technique and graphic representation exercises, this course draws a space/place/moment/memory through words, diagrams, images and sketches, generating a contrasting spatial interest. 


location : Bucharest

version : offline 

duration : 6 + 1 public exhibition

The space
of memories

This module is a hands-on approach to understanding and decoding the space that surrounds a memory.

Becoming aware of the elements that form a space determines your experience through your senses, ultimately leading to a critical thinking that unlocks each of those elements’ potential : olfactive sense, sight, auditory sense, tactile sense, thermoception.

location : Bucharest

version : offline 

duration : 9 + 1 public exhibition

Social Impact

This project / platform helps you build knowledge and gain tools to be able to react to changes in the bulit public space.


Using an architectural design approach, you will be able to collaboratively strategise and influence a healthier shared life within your community, encouraging positive change for present and future generations, cultivating a dynamic to the sense of belonging and a reaction through the life in the community.

Design Library is meant for citizens with any professional background, that are curious and interested in their personal development in order to actively improve their communities through architectural design proposals, thinking and  social involvement.

The classes do not require any specific knowledge of the field they manifest in, and groups are formed with mixed age students. Classes are delivered in English and Romanian, groups are formed separately.


Additionally, classes can be delivered to architectural students and architects that look forward at developing their abilities for investigation and reading a scenario/place/space to formulate specific and precise project proposals.

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