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_id 1886
authors Rychter, Zenon
year 1995
title Matematical Architectural Syntesis
source CAD Space [Proceedings of the III International Conference Computer in Architectural Design] Bialystock 27-29 April 1995, pp. 283-297
summary Extremes converge. Life blossoms on the boundary. All creative thinking, architectural or mathematical, is essentially the some. Today legions of dull computers take over the role of renaissance giants in integrating all ways of thinking. On the sensual level, computer art is often indistinguishable from computer simulations of physical processes, such as fractals representing chaos. On the logical level, all information boils down to the language of bits, sequences of O's and I's or X's and Y's if you like- there just has to be two of them, like Adam and Eve at the beginning of mankind. Creating means synthesizing, composing, constructing a whole from elements. But often the starting point, the finish, the middle stages and methods are fuzzy, vague, ill- defined-ore all yet to be discovered or conceived. It is like groping in a dark labyrinth, searched and created at the same time. There are many branches to discover and explore, many dead ends forcing retreat, no guarantee of a solution, and even no clear idea of what a solution might be. It is a trial- and-error, generate-and-test, back-and-forth, top-down and bottom-up, global and local, inductive and deductive, rigorous at times and fuzzy most of the time, ameba-like process or bunch of processes. In this, creative, perspective both architecture and mathematics become experimental sciences: as such they require laboratories. Computer systems (hardware plus software) supply today the necessary environment, ways and means. To the happy user of a general-purpose platform, straddling the architecture-mathematics boundary-with one leg on a general-purpose computer-aided design system, like AutoCAD, and the other leg on a general-purpose mathematical system, like Mathematica, the essential unity of creatively doing both architecture and mathematics is hard to overlook.
series plCAD
last changed 2000/01/24 09:08

_id 4918
authors Rychter, Zenon and Kozikowska, A.
year 1996
title Forms, Eigenforms, Structural Form
source CAD Creativeness [Conference Proceedings / ISBN 83-905377-0-2] Bialystock (Poland), 25-27 April 1996 pp. 215-229
summary The paper advocates an iterative approach, whose cycle is synthesized in the title, towards integrating exploratory geometric design with fundamental structural validation. The approach is geared towards the creative architect seeking free yet buildable forms on his own, in a CAD environment, without the premature intervention of the structural analyst checking design codes. Extraction of natural modes of vibration (eigenforms), within the method of finite elements, is the proposed vehicle for structural form-finding. A string of evolving illustrative examples is given.
series plCAD
last changed 1999/04/09 13:30

_id fb8e
authors Rychter, Zenon
year 1997
title Objectware: from C++ towards CAD++
source AVOCAAD First International Conference [AVOCAAD Conference Proceedings / ISBN 90-76101-01-09] Brussels (Belgium) 10-12 April 1997, pp. 287-297
summary Objectware is software supporting the object-oriented paradigm. Object orientation controls complexity through thinking in natural terms. The approach unifies all stages of complex system development: analysis, design, and programming. It applies to software design, from operating systems to CAD packages, as well as all fields of engineering design, CAD based or not. The paper discusses what next generation CAD, object-oriented CAD or CAD++ will be like by studying the philosophy behind the C++ object-oriented programming language, which most CAD++ software developers use.
series AVOCAAD
last changed 2005/09/09 08:48

_id 6311
authors Rychter, Zenon
year 1998
title Event Driven Turtle as Pattern Generator
source Cyber-Real Design [Conference Proceedings / ISBN 83-905377-2-9] Bialystock (Poland), 23-25 April 1998, pp. 163-176
summary Computer programming is a powerful exploratory design tool. A simple algorithm can produce results of unexpected complexity, variety, and appeal. By mimicking evolution in nature, rich global states are gradually developed over time by iteration of elementary local rules. Fractal images and life-game simulations are two well known examples. This paper presents a pattern-generating application based on the walking turtle metaphor. The turtle has an intelligence of its own, can be randomly disturbed or directed interactively by the user. Several snapshots are shown of amazingly diverse patterns left by the turtle walking in various modes. Advantages of object-oriented visual programming environments for rapid application development are discussed.
series plCAD
last changed 1999/04/08 15:16

_id b9ec
authors Rychter, Zenon
year 1999
title Creative Design in Object-Oriented Environments
source AVOCAAD Second International Conference [AVOCAAD Conference Proceedings / ISBN 90-76101-02-07] Brussels (Belgium) 8-10 April 1999, pp. 157-167
summary Object-oriented approach to software development is discussed as a conceptual framework and working computational model for creative architectural design. Two modes of object orientation in design are elaborated. The more conservative mode is static, based on class- type/object-instance hierarchies. The other mode is dynamic, based on a modern view of computation as multi-threaded evolution of interacting objects.
series AVOCAAD
last changed 2005/09/09 08:48

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