The meaning of the context of a building is not just reserved to the site it sits on. There is also a social, financial and political context. Building in the city includes negotiation with people and operating within a complex field of diverging forces.
HvdH conceived KODE. With this matrix it is possible to discriminate between main topics and secondary ones when defining the design task, to articulate to which particular aspects a design is relevant or not and most of all: it prevents ‘scope creep’, the well known phenomenon of ever increasing design task. HvdH elaborated on the use of KODE in his book ‘Architecture in the Fractured City’.