This book examines experimental design methodologies in the field of architecture and their implementation in academic settings. Theoretical considerations by guest essayists and numerous examples of conceptual designs complement our holistic approach to the subject matter. The studies collected here emerged during a two day workshop in 2006 with architecture students at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Due to this short time frame, parameters such as functional specifications and local context were not considered. The models that emerged are organizational systems that have been developed through diagrammatic thinking and are therefore capable of representing processed data and strategies. It becomes clear that the design process in architecture has to be understood as a conscious, sensible yet ambitious process to investigate and apply innovative notions of space to construction.