The design process is based on analysing data: needs, capabilities, desires, and strictly quantifiable parameters. In dataism, this last factor is crucial. Parameters and data are not just some of the factors – they constitute the core, and are both the starting and ending points. Thanks to this approach, in times requiring quick and rational design decisions, the role of the architect’s ego has been limited. Dataists aim toward ‘growing’ architecture, practicing the occupation in a way resistant to manifestos, almost approaching the methodology of horse-breeding or winemaking. Dataist architects and designers create open systems instead of finished forms.

Cabin Vardehaugen
A seaside cabin on the Fosen peninsula, designed by the Fantastic Norway studio. It offers great comfort in a harsh and varying climate.