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_id 2006_252
id 2006_252
authors Penttilä, Hannu
year 2006
title Managing the Changes within the Architectural Practice - The Effects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 252-260
summary The architectural working environment has changed during the last 30 years more than ever before. Most of the changes have been related with information and communication technologies (ICT). Architectural working methods and tools have changed profoundly, when CAD has replaced more traditional methods and tools. Communicative working environment and document management within design & construction has also been changed to digital, meaning email and project webs. Completing a traditional architectural profile of the 20th centrury, a drawer-designer, contemporary communicating and managing skills plus mastering ICT are needed today to operate modern architectural practise properly. The objective of this study is to create a change-oriented understanding of the contemporary architectural profession concentrating on architectural information management. The first phase, a literature study, will be followed by interviews and case-studies, to examine three hypothetically different periods of time: a) 1980-85 the era before CAD, the last days of hand-drawing, b) 1993-98 the era of digital drawing, the expansion of architectural CAD, c) 2000-05 the rise of integrated and pervasive web-supported digital design. The study will propose new aspects to be included in the modern architectural profile, namingly project coordination, collaborative team-work, design information integration and profound digital content management.
keywords architectural profession; design practice; architectural ICT; change management
series eCAADe
email hannu.penttila@hut.fi
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_id 2006_276
id 2006_276
authors Rafi, Ahmad
year 2006
title ILUDS - An Interactive Land Use Database System for Intelligent Cities
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 276-279
summary This paper presents the i-putra business channel, a portal that has been completed with a comprehensive database of information relating to commercial and residential properties, and other on-going development components of Putrajaya, one of Malaysia’s intelligent cities. Designers were provided with multimedia-rich information of spaces before making a selection through the Interactive Land Use Database System (ILUDS) which hosted more than 67,000 units of residential and commercial areas in Putrajaya. The database was developed based on category searching features that aimed to be the one-stop brief explanatory system on the Internet. ILUDS depicts an innovative idea for city and urban development to prepare information and virtual interactivities for a better usage in a ‘soft city’ design. The system has the underlying structure that allows for partitioning and ease of handling within which the data can be structured under a graphical interface that facilitates editing, manipulation, attribution and updating. This attribute of city information and associate data offers users a different level of interactivity and provides effective use on architectural and city information.
keywords ILUDS; intelligent community; intelligent cities; database
series eCAADe
email ahmadrafi.eshaq@mmu.edu.my
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_id 2006_222
id 2006_222
authors Richter, Katharina and Dirk Donath
year 2006
title Towards a Better Understanding of the Case-Based Reasoning Paradigm in Architectural Education and Design
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 222-227
summary This paper presents the results of a detailed analysis of systems and concepts which make use of case-based reasoning, a paradigm from artificial intelligence (AI). The analysis focuses on the use of this paradigm in the support of design and education processes, so-called “case-based design aids”. The research aims to discover problem areas in current approaches and identify potential areas for further research with a view to improving the practical suitability of existing systems, which offer promising potential yet are rarely implemented in practice.
keywords Architectural Precedents; Databases; Architectural Education and Design; Case-Based Reasoning
series eCAADe
email katharina.richter@archit.uni-weimar.de
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_id 2006_216
id 2006_216
authors Schnabel, Marc Aurel
year 2006
title Architectural Parametric Designing
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 216-221
summary This paper describes a unique coupling of an architectural urban design studio with an in-depth digital media course in order to explore new ways of architectural expression, form finding and communication. It reports on the variables, goals and outcomes of this design studio as well as its integration of digital parametric design that allowed the participants to create innovative urban design language, based on parametric descriptions. The paper portrays the educational approach; the way parametric computer design tools have been introduced, as well as the process and outcomes of the studio. It discusses implications on design education as well as understanding and communicating of complex design tasks that are responsive to a variety of parameters.
keywords Urban design studio; parametric modelling; design exploration
series eCAADe
email marcaurel@hku.hk
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_id 2006_604
id 2006_604
authors Wiedmer, Martin; Doris Agotai; Rolf Lenzin and Fabian Kempter
year 2006
title Compositing Spaces - The Transferring of Space Relevant Film Elements into Computer-Generated Architecture-Related Animation
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 604-607
summary The representation of architecture is to an increasing extent expressed by means of computer-generated animation. The medium of architectural animation thus gets closer to the film without taking into consideration its specific design possibilities. Here the research project “Compositing Spaces” starts. It reveals in which fields architectural animation can get an impact from filmic design instruments. On behalf of film analysis precise stage directions to the virtual camera could be developed. In collaboration with visualizers, film professionals and psychologists the project has taken an unexpected turn and led to a form of expression that involves compositing technique. The project takes with the animation of high-resolution visualizations a most promising and low-priced approach.
keywords architectural animation; film; spatial perception; rendering; compositing
series eCAADe
email agotai@arch.ethz.ch
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_id 2006_478
id 2006_478
authors Yamashita, Shotaro; Yoshitaka Miyake; Yuji Matsumoto; Ryusuke Naka and Shigeyuki Yamaguchi
year 2006
title Enhanced and Continuously Connected Environment for Collaborative Design
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 478-485
summary This paper describes our current study in the development of a collaborative design environment which considers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and architectural space. Our study group has been developing a computerized prototype environment for collaboration, which attempts to support a synchronous design collaboration in a face-to-face meeting at a local site and also in a continuously connected project-room at distributing sites. The authors focus on communication in order to evaluate the collaboration environment. The objectives of this study are listed below: a) Objective 1. The evaluation of using the multi-screen and sharing console applications in the face-to-face design meeting at the local site. b) Objective 2. Finding problems and its factors of the continuously connected project-rooms in the distributing sites. In our conclusion, we have verified the relation between the communication and the applications of the environment in the objective 1. With the objective 2, we have realized and extracted four major issues towards improving the distributing project-rooms environment in our future study.
keywords Continuously connected; ICT; distributed site; communication; face-to-face group work
series eCAADe
email yamast05@kit.ac.jp
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id 2006_502
id 2006_502
authors Zupancic, Tadeja; Michael Mullins and Matevz Juvancic
year 2006
title Joint Curriculum Developments in the Field of Virtual Space Design
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 502-505
summary The topic of joint degrees is high on the higher education policy agenda. The eCAADe 2006 theme offers the opportunity to investigate the topic from the aspect of virtual space design, especially within the second conference topic: communicating within mediated spaces (CVE-s). The paper proposed initiates a discussion-forum to raise and discuss open questions of joint curriculum development in the field of virtual space design, especially where CVE-s take the key role within the educational process. The starting points of the discussion can be found in the ongoing endeavours of the e-Learning project entitled VIPA and the current curricular changes in the ‘new’ EU countries following relevant directives and declarations. The main goal of this forum is the development of the specific criteria for quality assurance, to enhance the motivation of joint curricular developments in the field mentioned.
keywords Architectural Education; E-Learning; Virtual Space
series eCAADe
email tadeja.zupancic@arh.uni-lj.si
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_id 2006_428
id 2006_428
authors Jachna, Timothy; Yasuhiro Santo and Nicole Schadewitz
year 2006
title Deep Space
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 428-435
summary An existing café and multi-functional space at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been linked to a “twin” in the form of an online-accessible environment. Using arrays of sensors, displays and other interfaces, channels of communication are established between the virtual space and the physical space, enabling on-site visitors to the café and online visitors to the project website to participate in a shared spatial experience. The project explores ways in which digital technologies can serve to enhance and enrich the experience of spatiality and human social interaction in space(s). The paper explains the design of the modes of communication between the two spaces, outlining the theory and genesis of the project and discussing the issues and principles that come into play in the design an realization of such spaces, such as the interplay between the three-dimensionality of the physical space and the two-dimensional picture-plane based monitor interface through which the website is experienced, and strategies for the transmission of spatial experience within the strictures of commonly-available hardware and software interfaces.
keywords Interactive spaces; collaborative virtual environments; twinned spaces; mixed realities; mediated social interaction
series eCAADe
email sdtim@polyu.edu.hk
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_id 2006_436
id 2006_436
authors Kaimakamis, Nikolaos and Dimitris Charitos
year 2006
title Computer mediated political communication: An empirical approach towards representing political action in the spatial context of Collaborative Virtual Environments - The rise of a virtual-space dependent public sphere
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 436-443
summary This study focuses on the creation of three-dimensional online spaces, known as Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs), where mediated social interaction amongst participants takes place in real time. It attempts to examine whether it is possible for political communication to flourish in such environments, as a case study of the design aspects needed to be taken into account in creating communicating spaces. We entered the collaborative virtual environment “There” as an avatar and monitored the agenda setting of its two major media. The fact that the whole world is designed as an island complex and holiday resort has an impact on the unwillingness of the avatars to talk about world politics, or even deal with the worlds’ political issues in the official media. Our main conclusion is that public sphere as conceived by those who enter a CVE relies heavily on the way that the world itself is designed. This leads to a series of questions concerning the role of architecture in creating virtual spatial contexts for communication.
keywords Collaborative Virtual Environments; political communication; virtual reality; public sphere
series eCAADe
email vedesign@otenet.gr
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id 2006_540
id 2006_540
authors Lang, Silke Berit
year 2006
title Learning from other Disciplines for Designing Technologically Enhanced Spaces
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 540-547
summary In this paper we explore how design methods from different disciplines can be applied to designing technology-embedded, communicative spaces and how interdisciplinary transfer can be improved. We present design understandings from architecture, engineering, natural sciences, management sciences, and philosophy. Methods, principles, practices, and procedures from mechanical engineering, neuroinformatics and knowledge visualization are applied in handling complex tasks and in improving communication among different disciplines. We present first findings for fruitful cooperation and for transferring knowledge across disciplines.
keywords Design Methods; Axiomatic Design; Design Axiom
series eCAADe
email lang@arch.ethz.ch
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id 2006_420
id 2006_420
authors Liapi, Marianthi and Konstantinos Oungrinis
year 2006
title Spatial Diagnosis as a Means to Design Mediated Spaces
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 420-427
summary This paper addresses the concept of spatial diagnosis as a methodology for architects to analyze and evaluate the quality of existing spaces periodically and improve them with the use of digital media. Initially the methodology researches the physical characteristics of the examined space, which are investigated both historically and empirically, as well as people’s mental imagery of it, which is examined through cognitive mapping techniques. The research findings are used as a mapping device for the application of the digital media ‘treatment.’ Selected intelligent systems form a digital, immaterial layer upon the existing spatial elements increasing the quality of space and consequently improving people’s experience in it. The goal of this project, which focuses solely on public spaces for the extent of this research, is twofold. On a design level, it proposes a way to increase the quality of space as well as its potential to communicate with people through a synergic, adaptive approach. On a research level, it seeks to bring together three diverse but not distant disciplines, those of architecture, cognitive psychology and information technology.
keywords Spatial diagnosis; mental imagery; digital media; mediated spaces; user-space communication
series eCAADe
email marianthi.liapi@gmail.com
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id 2006_526
id 2006_526
authors Anay, Hakan
year 2006
title Creative use of Architectural Precedents in Design Education: A Framework for a Computational Model
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 526-531
summary Present study primarily aims to outline a theoretical framework for developing a computational model towards the creative use of architectural precedents in architectural design education. It departs from a short summary of the critical/formalist approach as the model that we adopt for the studio education, and goes on with a discussion on paradigms or precedents as the containers of knowledge and as the primary focus of the studio model as important elements of architectural design education. Prior to conclusion the study sets three important problem areas concerning the model, from the computational point of view, and investigates them while trying to outline a framework towards a computational model. As a conclusion it proposes two main areas that we can utilize computers for the creative use of architectural precedents in architectural design education, and discusses a possible studio implementation of the proposed framework as the next stage of the study.
keywords Architectural Design Theory; Design Methodology; Architectural Design Education
series eCAADe
email hakananay@yahoo.com
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id sigradi2006_e160c
id sigradi2006_e160c
authors Andrade, Max and Cheng, Liang-Yee
year 2006
title Diretrizez Geométricas de Auxílio ao Processo de Projeto de Edifícios Residenciais [Geometrical Guidelines to Aid the Design of Floor Plants of Residential Buildings]
source SIGraDi 2006 - [Proceedings of the 10th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Santiago de Chile - Chile 21-23 November 2006, pp. 243-247
summary This paper discusses the basic principles of a geometric method to aid the design process of residential buildings. It makes part of the initial phases of a research whose aim is to develop a computer system to aid the sketching and evaluation of floor plant design of multi-storied residential buildings. The fundamental idea of the research is the existence of some basic patterns of floor plants that reflect the designer’s mental models in this category of building. The models are regarding the usage of the space such as forms and dimensions, the elements for the circulation and the external skins. During the design process, architects work on each one of these models to generate the sketches of the floor plant layout. Generally, the layout of an apartment in multi-storied buildings depends basically on the internal dynamics of the users without the complex relationship with the neighborhood environment as in the case of houses. In this way, it would be easier to identify, to organize and to associate the mental models of multi-storied buildings on geometric basis, which, in their turns, might be effectively used as inputs for the layout planning of new design. By applying the geometric basis, the architects may reduce the universe of feasible alternatives into a small group of heuristic solutions that can be described by using few simple guidelines. In addition to this, the geometric bases of the existing buildings might be used to build a knowledge-based system to aid the architectural design. The objective of this paper is to show some initial results of the research obtained from a survey and the case studies of form, dimensions and topology of existing buildings. To limit the scope of the discussion, only residential buildings with two to three bedrooms are considered. At first, a survey of plants of residential buildings with two and three bedrooms, in Brazil, is carried out. In the next step, the dimensions, shape, external skin perimeter, circulation system and accessibility are analyzed. Finally, typical topologies of the building are investigated.
keywords Design process; geometric method; residential buildings
series SIGRADI
email maxandrade@uol.com.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id sigradi2006_e131c
id sigradi2006_e131c
authors Ataman, Osman
year 2006
title Toward New Wall Systems: Lighter, Stronger, Versatile
source SIGraDi 2006 - [Proceedings of the 10th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Santiago de Chile - Chile 21-23 November 2006, pp. 248-253
summary Recent developments in digital technologies and smart materials have created new opportunities and are suggesting significant changes in the way we design and build architecture. Traditionally, however, there has always been a gap between the new technologies and their applications into other areas. Even though, most technological innovations hold the promise to transform the building industry and the architecture within, and although, there have been some limited attempts in this area recently; to date architecture has failed to utilize the vast amount of accumulated technological knowledge and innovations to significantly transform the industry. Consequently, the applications of new technologies to architecture remain remote and inadequate. One of the main reasons of this problem is economical. Architecture is still seen and operated as a sub-service to the Construction industry and it does not seem to be feasible to apply recent innovations in Building Technology area. Another reason lies at the heart of architectural education. Architectural education does not follow technological innovations (Watson 1997), and that “design and technology issues are trivialized by their segregation from one another” (Fernandez 2004). The final reason is practicality and this one is partially related to the previous reasons. The history of architecture is full of visions for revolutionizing building technology, ideas that failed to achieve commercial practicality. Although, there have been some adaptations in this area recently, the improvements in architecture reflect only incremental progress, not the significant discoveries needed to transform the industry. However, architectural innovations and movements have often been generated by the advances of building materials, such as the impact of steel in the last and reinforced concrete in this century. There have been some scattered attempts of the creation of new materials and systems but currently they are mainly used for limited remote applications and mostly for aesthetic purposes. We believe a new architectural material class is needed which will merge digital and material technologies, embedded in architectural spaces and play a significant role in the way we use and experience architecture. As a principle element of architecture, technology has allowed for the wall to become an increasingly dynamic component of the built environment. The traditional connotations and objectives related to the wall are being redefined: static becomes fluid, opaque becomes transparent, barrier becomes filter and boundary becomes borderless. Combining smart materials, intelligent systems, engineering, and art can create a component that does not just support and define but significantly enhances the architectural space. This paper presents an ongoing research project about the development of new class of architectural wall system by incorporating distributed sensors and macroelectronics directly into the building environment. This type of composite, which is a representative example of an even broader class of smart architectural material, has the potential to change the design and function of an architectural structure or living environment. As of today, this kind of composite does not exist. Once completed, this will be the first technology on its own. We believe this study will lay the fundamental groundwork for a new paradigm in surface engineering that may be of considerable significance in architecture, building and construction industry, and materials science.
keywords Digital; Material; Wall; Electronics
series SIGRADI
email oataman@uiuc.edu
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_id 2006_664
id 2006_664
authors Balakrishnan, Bimal; Loukas N. Kalisperis and S. Shyam Sundar
year 2006
title Capturing Affect in Architectural Visualization - A Case for integrating 3-dimensional visualization and psychophysiology
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 664-669
summary Envisioning architectural experience afforded by a building under design has been difficult due to two reasons. One is simulating the space in full scale, eliminating the need to take a mental leap commonly required of abstract smaller scale representations. Second challenge is in fully capturing the affective experience, which is often subtle in nature. This paper suggests that 3-dimensional visualization - particularly immersive virtual reality can overcome the first challenge. In addition, psychophysiological measures such as facial electromyography (EMG) and electrodermal activity (EDA) can be used to capture the affective component of the architectural experience. We suggest that by taking advantage of these technologies together, one can better simulate and empirically understand the nature of architectural experience.
keywords Architectural visualization; virtual reality; psychophysiology; electrodermal activity (EDA); facial electromyography (EMG)
series eCAADe
email bimalbal@psu.edu
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id sigradi2006_e159b
id sigradi2006_e159b
authors Barrow, Larry
year 2006
title Digital Design Pedagogy - Basic Design - CADCAM Space Box Exploration
source SIGraDi 2006 - [Proceedings of the 10th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Santiago de Chile - Chile 21-23 November 2006, pp. 127-130
summary This proposed paper will highlight the work of a “pre-architecture” graduate student’s work produced in a “Digital Design II” course in Spring 06. This student has a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technologies and hopes to attend a “professional” degree program in architecture after completing our Master of Science degree program. The student entered our “pre / post-professional” graduate program as a means of learning more about design, technology and architecture. This provided a rare opportunity to do “research” in the area of digital technology in the early formative phases of a new architecture / design students development. The student chose to study “shadows” as a means of design inquiry. The primary focus of the work was the study of various “4” x 4” x 4” “space-cubes.” The student was given various “design” constraints, and “transformative” operations for the study of positive-negative space relationships, light+shadows, and surface as a means of gaining in-sight to form. The CADCAM tools proved to be empowering for the student’s exploration and learning. With the recent emergence of both more user-friendly hardware and software, we are seeing a paradigm shift in design “ideation.” This is attributed to the evolving human-computer-interface (HCI) that now allows a fluidic means of creative design ideation, digital representation and physical making. Computing technology is now infusing early conceptual design ideation and allowing designers, and form, to follow their ideas. The argument will be supported with primary evidence generated in our pedagogy and research that has shown the visualization and representational power of emerging 2D and 3D CADCAM tools. This paper will analyze the basic “digital design” process used by the writer’s student. Architectural form concepts, heretofore, impossible to model and represent, are now possible due to CADCAM. Emerging designers are integrating “digital thinking” in their fundamental conceptualization of form. These creative free-forms are only feasible for translation to tectonic form using digital design-make techniques. CADCAM tools are empowering designers for form exploration and design creativity. Current computing technology is now infusing the creative design process; the computer is becoming a design “partner” with the designer and is changing form and architecture; thus, we are now seeing unprecedented design-make creativity in architecture.
keywords Basic Design; CADCAM; Digital Design; Virtual 3D Models; Physical 3D Printed Models
series SIGRADI
email lbarrow@caad.msstate.edu
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_id 2006_674
id 2006_674
authors Bates-Brkljac , Nada
year 2006
title Communicating urban development schemes through architectural representations - an investigation of perceptual responses
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 674-677
summary This paper presents the findings of a research project that investigates peoples’ perceptual responses to different forms of architectural representations as a means of communicating the proposed urban development schemes. By comparing traditional and computer-generated representations, the study aimed to establish whether some methods of architectural representation are perceived as more credible than others. Three concepts were used as the factors operating in credibility assessments, namely: accuracy, realism and abstraction. Analysis revealed significant differences in the assessed perceptions of representations’ accuracy and realism as contrasted with the four different forms of representation. The results relating to the concept of abstraction were chaotic and show highly polarized reactions to abstract representations that collapses the semantic space about a dominant single dimension.
keywords Architectural representations; mediated communication; perceived credibility; architects; professionals
series eCAADe
email Nada.Brkljac@uwe.ac.uk
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_id 2006_290
id 2006_290
authors Cenani, Sehnaz and Gulen Cagdas
year 2006
title Shape Grammar of Geometric Islamic Ornaments
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 290-297
summary Shape grammars are the algorithmic systems used to analyze existing designs or create new ones. In spite of using text or symbols to express abstract representations, shape grammars aid to create novel designs through computational effort with shapes and rules. Many probabilities of rule selections and applications of these rules may generate emergent design solutions or create new design objectives. This paper aims to present the characteristics, shape grammar rules and historical background of geometrical ornaments in Islamic culture and to point out the possibilities of mathematics of symmetry. The knowledge presented in this paper can be used to generate new depictions and to gain new application areas like typography, wallpaper, landscape, façade design, tiling, jewelry, and textile designs. Even, these types of shape grammar studies can be used to open a novel approach as in Jean Nouvel’s “Arab World Institute” in Paris. The role of shape grammar analysis of geometrical Islamic ornaments explained in this paper is to increase the efficiency of architectural design education by facilitating the formal understanding of historical patterns. Novel use of shape grammars in education can enrich the designer’s ability to generate original designs. In this paper variants of Islamic ornaments are created with a CAAD program. A selected geometrical bezeme (ornament) from Islamic ornamental design is generated by encoding with a computer programming language. According to the generated bezeme, interaction scenario is as follows: Computer has the main control over grammar application. Only, some of the rules can be selected by the user. Varieties of this ornament are generated randomly through their line weight, line colors, filling types and filling colors. The shape grammar rules outlined in this paper are simple, but the resulting figures can be very inspiring. Furthermore, the endless potential for future design innovations is unlimited.
keywords Computer-generated geometrical design; shape grammar rules; geometrical Islamic ornaments; Islamic patterns
series eCAADe
email sehnazcenani@yahoo.com
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_id 2006_470
id 2006_470
authors Coates, Paul; Robert Thum and Christian Derix
year 2006
title The VIPA project - some notes on the pedagogical approach to design education using active 3d worlds
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 470-477
summary This paper should be seen as complementary to the other papers by Mullins et al where the EU VIPA project is described. It is the intention of this paper to deal solely with the educational aspects of using computers in architectural education, which of course is the raison d’etre of both ECAADE and the VIPA project, but on this occasion to look at the earliest models of this, to revisit the pioneers in case we have forgotten something and to see in what way their original aims were achieved and how their self proclaimed task can be transferred into the current situation. It is the intention of this paper to argue that Papert and Kay’s use of the computer in education still has many useful things to say in the context of vipa. The general approach is fundamental to the VIPA project and will inform the ongoing design of the scripting and modelling platform, based on Smalltalk / Open Croquet, and Blender / Python.
keywords LOGO; Smalltalk; emergence; computer based education
series eCAADe
email p.s.coates@uel.ac.uk
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id ascaad2006_paper16
id ascaad2006_paper16
authors Davey, Jon Daniel
year 2006
title Musing Heideggerian Cyberspace
source Computing in Architecture / Re-Thinking the Discourse: The Second International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2006), 25-27 April 2006, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
summary Where we do we make our “being?” Since our existence [being-there = Dasein] is the original place of intelligibility, fundamental ontology must clarify the conditions of having any understanding which itself belongs to the entity called Dasein. Today Dasein in increasing becoming more and more digital, in fact all activity is digital or becoming digital in one mode or another, it’s ubiquitous! On the pragmatic side corporate architecture as well as its daily interaction and transaction are all digital. With the advent of games as well as webmasters using VRML or some equivalent of it posses the questions and concerns as who will design the digital domains, graphic artists, IT personnel, game developers and where will we make our being? As architects and designers where will our “digital gesamtkunstwerk” be? Making places for human inhabitation in a nonphysical space raises interesting questions concerning presence, authenticity, adaptability, orientation, and suspension of disbelief. What kind of activities can be supported by nonphysical spaces? What will it take to support them in a socially and psychologically appropriate manner? And WHO will design them? On the applied side this ontological view is demonstrated in an Interior Design Corporate Office Design Studio that has been taught for a decade wherein students are required to develop an ECommerce, a business deemed to succeed including the Corporate Office, facility program, space planning, corporate image, interiors, graphics, webpage, and logo. The semester project has one unique design stipulation: The one major design requirement is that the “feel” of the reception has the same “feel” as the website. A phenomenological sameness…all work is accomplished with a plethora of digital media. This design process is still in its infancy.
series ASCAAD
email jdavey@siu.edu
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