DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1346

Generation Mechanism of Architectural Design Inspiration Based on the Theory of Brain Subconsciousness

Zhuo Bian, Zhiqing Zhao


As the times proceeds, the contemporary architectural design thinking gradually changes from the traditional linear harmonious thinking into non-linear, non-balanced, and non-uniform creative thinking. From the perspective of thinking theory of subconsciousness, this paper analyzes the application of subconsciousness in architectural design, and probes deeply into the effect of subconsciousness in generating inspiration for architectural design, discovers the similarities between the theory of non-linear thinking and inspiration generation, and develops a way of thinking on architectural design inspirational thinking based on subconsciousness, which has enriched the generation theory of architectural design inspiration, and provides guidance and theoretical basis for future architectural design.


Architectural Design, Subconsciousness, Inspirational Thinking, Nonlinear Theory

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