ASL auf der Couch, copyright Osama Salti

ASL im Ring, copyright Osama Salti

ASL Lounge, copyright Osama Salti

ASL Lounge 2017 copyright Osama Salti

Architectural theory is, as an instrument of reflection, an essential component of architectonic praxis. If one is to understand the discipline of architecture as the design of ‘being in the world’ (Vilem Flusser), then architectural theory is an indispensable part of the design process, because theory, as mental design, formulates the foundation for the architectonic design.
The design of the architectonic ‘being in the world’ presupposes an intensive observation of the world in which we find ourselves; only when I perceive the world around me can I consciously relate to it. Towards a contemporary consideration of the world, in recent years working practices both transdisciplinary and in cultural studies have had an increasing impact on architectural theory.
The working media of architectural theory in text and image were hereby augmented by other experimental processes, which are applied to work in teaching and research. The role of theory is to question existing conceptual models and to develop new models so as to stimulate architectonic praxis.