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SPREAD – Spatial & Speculative Research in Architectural Design

SPREAD (Spatial & Speculative Research in Architectural Design) is a research group that combines practical knowledge and expertise with research in architectural design. It seeks for new ways of relating practical, theoretical and speculative knowledge in architectural design and research. Together with ASUTUT group, it shapes the Architectural Design and Sustainable Housing research cluster to make meaningful societal change through theoretical, historical, practice-based, social and scientific research.

Research focus and goals

The main goal of the research group is to explore new ways of relating practice and theory of the discipline of architecture by combining design-based and scientific research methods.

SPREAD focuses on interpreting space as the core of architectural practice. It speculates and reflects on spatial qualities in architecture by exploring theory and investigating architectural criticism and design thinking.