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The collection of design projects included provide an overview of philosophical theories that focus on what appears to be real, presenting a range of methodologies and a set of tools for addressing this discourse. The contents have been divided in 5 sections each chapter developing a design criteria process which references one of the following areas in philosophy- Hyperreality and simulacrum within Postmodern philosophy, referencing Jean Baudrillard, semiology and the authority of form, complexity and noumenon/non-euclidean geometry, the exhausted confines of Structuralist theory according to Roland Barthes; and lastly authenticity, with the aim to describe how we perceive reality and the urban fabric. Incorporating the ontological potential of space into a design process and part of a design criteria, will help develop an understanding of the conditions under which forms have been generated.