The design thesis is about the program.
The program is everything in Architecture.
Is Architecture about buildings?
No, Architecture is not about buildings alone.
Architecture is art and science. Architecture is about the act of organising, structuring and visualising space for people. Architecture is about space first and form second.
Process is master to product.
When the ‘art’ in architecture becomes important and the ‘science’ in architecture takes its course, then the process also takes its course.
Hence the reason why the program is important.
The program is not just the brief of accommodation and the site analysis. The program is the architecture.
Design thesis is about getting a program to be explored and often tested.
That’s what a design thesis is for.