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_id sigradi2004_047
id sigradi2004_047
authors Antonio Almagro Gorbea; Ana Almagro Vidal; José Antonio Fernández Ruiz; Miguel González Garrido
year 2004
title Madinat al-zahraí: Investigación y representación [Madinat al-Zahraí: Investigation and Representation]
source SIGraDi 2004 - [Proceedings of the 8th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Porte Alegre - Brasil 10-12 november 2004
summary The virtual reconstruction of the archeological site of Madinat al-Zahra. in Córdoba (Spain) has permitted a new approach to the study and comprehension of this palatine city as well as to the typologies of Islamic architecture in Al-Andalus during the 10th century. Starting from fieldwork and from a photogrammetric survey of the site, the digital model has become a highly qualified tool in the research process. Through virtual navigation, it allows to learn new aspects about spatial configuration of this characteristic constructions that configure the basis for the development of further architectures during the following centuries. Furthermore, being conscious that knowledge is basic for cultural heritage preservation, this 3D reconstruction model is an important instrument for general dissemination and for implementing a visit to this significant case of Islamic architecture in Spain.
keywords Islamic architecture, computer graphics, virtual reconstruction, 3D modeling
series SIGRADI
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id ddss9407
id ddss9407
authors Barrett, P., Baldry, D., Sexton, M. and Stanley, C.
year 1994
title Key Decisions Within a Generic FM Framework
source Second Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture & Urban Planning (Vaals, the Netherlands), August 15-19, 1994
summary Based on extensive fieldwork a generic framework for the facilities management function will be presented within wich a comprehensive range of decisions related to key relationships will be identified. Examples will be given of the application of the framework to a wide range of organisation types. The decision types(pricipally strategic v operational) and techniques to identify which is being confronted will be prposed. Examples will be provided of how, in practice, different organisations approach a given type of decision in a variety of ways.
series DDSS
last changed 2003/08/07 14:36

_id 92cf
authors Cheng, Nancy Yen-wen
year 2001
title Capturing Place: A Comparison of Site Recording Methods
source Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures [ISBN 0-7923-7023-6] Eindhoven, 8-11 July 2001, pp. 243-255
summary When designers document locations for site-specific projects, how do tools affect recording of visual data? We observed design students visiting future project locations with sketchbooks, cameras and video and analysed the resulting Web-based field reports by tallying images according to scale and content. The study describes how tools shape place-recording phases and explains how field reports can contribute to understanding the tools. Examining reports from different classes exposed the importance of objectives and setting characteristics in shaping data collection. A refined approach for studying new place-recording tools is suggested.
keywords Fieldwork In Architectural Practice, Design Process, Computer Media
series CAAD Futures
last changed 2006/11/07 06:22

_id ascaad2007_003
id ascaad2007_003
authors Lee S. and Ö. Akin
year 2007
title The development of an augmented reality-based user interface to support maintenance fieldwork
source Em‘body’ing Virtual Architecture: The Third International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2007), 28-30 November 2007, Alexandria, Egypt, pp. 35-42
summary This paper discusses computational support for the maintenance of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems to more effectively use maintenance information. A common cause of inefficient and ineffective maintenance has been the difficulty in getting reliable, just-in-time information for in-situ maintenance work. To reduce this inefficiency in the maintenance environment, accessibility and accuracy of maintenance information must be improved. Our approach, therefore, is the development of a user interface that will produce superimposed computer graphics of equipment/facility-specific maintenance information onto a live video stream on portable computing devices, such as laptops and PDAs. This paper concentrates on elicitation of primary functions needed to support various maintenance activities as well as a prototype application being developed for the approach.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2008/01/21 21:00

_id c7e0
id c7e0
authors Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani
year 2002
source Submitted to the Department of Architecture in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Architecture: Design & Computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
summary This thesis aims at changing students' attitude towards the use of computer-aided design (CAD) in architecture. It starts from the premise that CAD is used mostly for analysis and representation, and not as a real design aide, and that architecture students have a bias against learning computer programming. For this purpose, a prototypical instruction system that mixes computer-aided design and computational design theory was developed, based on a series of fundamental concepts that are common to both fields. This system was influenced by Mitchell's (1987) The Art of Computer Graphics Programming and Stiny's (1976) shape grammars. Despite being based on solid theoretical foundations, CAD has progressively become an exclusively practical tool, since its origins in the 50's and 60's, while computational design theories have been mostly restricted to the academic circles. This thesis proposes an inversion in the present situation: the study of CAD theory, and the application of computational design into practice. The system proposed provides a conceptual framework that can be adapted to different circumstances, including course formats and resources, as well as students' background and technical training. It is based on seven fundamental concepts from computational design theories that are also important to the study of shape grammars: symmetry, recursion, rule-based compositions, parameterization of shapes, generative systems, algorithmization of design procedures, and shape emergence. These concepts are introduced within a CAD context, where their practical implementation and experimentation are possible, focusing the understanding of the computational nature of design. During this research, the proposed system was tested in two case studies with students from schools that had contrary orientations in terms of the importance of CAD in the architectural curriculum. In these experimental courses, students' activities evolved from using a commercial CAD tool in an innovative way, to the use of programming techniques for creating meaningful tools. Despite not having a statistical reach, the fieldwork allowed drawing preliminary conclusions about the proposed system's efficacy, since virtually all the students reported changing their understanding of the role of CAD in architecture, while some also acknowledged a conceptual influence in other subjects and in the way they see architecture.
keywords Symmetry
series thesis:PhD
type normal paper
last changed 2004/11/17 19:51

_id ecaade2015_110
id ecaade2015_110
authors Nagakura, Takehiko; Tsai, Daniel and Choi, Joshua
year 2015
title Capturing History Bit by Bit - Architectural Database of Photogrammetric Model and Panoramic Video
source Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp. 685-694
wos WOS:000372317300074
summary Architecture changes in real time. It appears differently as the sun and weather shift. And over a long span, it naturally wears and decays or may be renovated. This paper discusses the use of two emerging low-cost technologies, photogrammetric modeling and panoramic video, for recording such transformations of buildings. These methods uniquely capture a moment in the existence of a building, and deliver its three dimensional appearance and the sense of traversing in it like no other conventional media. An approach with a database platform is proposed as a solution for storing recordings amassed from fieldwork and making useful heterogeneous representations out of these unique contents for studying architectural designs.
series eCAADe
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ecaade2015_229
id ecaade2015_229
authors Pak, Burak and Meeus, Bruno
year 2015
title Project Arrivée: Counter-mapping Super-diversity in Brussels and Ghent with Architecture Students
source Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp. 369-378
wos WOS:000372317300040
summary This paper introduces a counter-mapping attempt augmented by a Geoweb 2.0 platform in the context of two Belgian inner-city neighborhoods. The two aims of this project were to build a platform for the collective construction of a better understanding this dynamic super-diverse arrival environment and bring the various qualities and aspects of these super-diverse urban neighborhoods to foreground. In this study we report on the first results of this project which took place in Ghent and Brussels in 2014. Around 300 architecture students registered, interpreted and geocoded visible signs along preconceived tracks by means of a Geoweb 2.0 platform. Through field observations and interviews, the students created dynamic and interactive maps. We found that the large-scale mapping through Geoweb 2.0 makes it possible to discern different layers of use in arrival neighborhoods. These layers referred to different population groups which continuously have to negotiate each other's presence. Furthermore, the platform created the possibility to effectively and efficiently combine student fieldwork with online and offline lectures and offered students the opportunity to comment on, peer-review and learn from each other's insights. The findings will serve as an alternative information resource in the forthcoming Master's thesis graduation design studio which will be led by the first author.
series eCAADe
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id caadria2013_004
id caadria2013_004
authors Rekittke, Joerg; Yazid Ninsalam and Philip Paar
year 2013
title Open to Ridicule – Deploying Plaything Technology for 3D Modelling of Urban Informal Settlements in Asia 
source Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) / Singapore 15-18 May 2013, pp. 541-550
wos WOS:000351496100053
summary As technology affine urban landscape researchers,working in Asian mega cities, we roam through crowded and narrow, widely informal city layouts, where we apply digitalfieldwork equipment and conduct design work. We use low cost cameras and camera drones, tools that had been developed asgadgets for outdoor freaks or plaything for nerds. In this paper, we describe recent advances in the development of amethod of on-site data and image gathering, which allows the processing of concrete 3D models of informal city spaces. Thevisual quality of these models is still moderate, but the resulting three-dimensional spatial puzzlemakes a widelyinaccessible and undocumented piece of city terrain visible, understandable and designable. The software used is free.
keywords Fieldwork tools, Mapping, 3D modelling  
series CAADRIA
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ijac201412102
id ijac201412102
authors Rekittke, Joerg; Yazid Ninsalam, Philip Paar
year 2014
title No Fear of Ridicule - deploying plaything technology for credible representations of urban landscape
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 12 - no. 1, 27-46
summary As technology affine urban landscape architects, working in Asian mega cities, we conduct research on urbanity beyond prime premises and nice neighbourhoods with maximum tourist potential. We roam through crowded and super narrow, widely informal city layouts, where we apply our digital fieldwork equipment and conduct design work. In these places we test low cost cameras and camera drones, tools that had been developed as documentation equipment for outdoor sportspersons respectively playthings for all the world. Technically limited, if not insufficient and physically labile, these basic tools help us to experiment in the field without problematic loss risks and without scaring people on site. In this paper, we describe a method of on-site data and image gathering, which allows the processing of 3D models of labyrinthine informal city spaces. The result of our study is a three-dimensional puzzle of sufficient precision, making a widely inaccessible and undocumented piece of city terrain visible, understandable and designable.
series journal
last changed 2019/05/24 07:55

_id sigradi2011_040
id sigradi2011_040
authors Rivera Henao, Mauricio
year 2011
title Entornos virtuales y sus conexiones entre el arte del performance y tradiciones chamánicas curativas [Virtual environments and their connections between the art of performance and shamanic healing traditions]
source SIGraDi 2011 [Proceedings of the 15th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Argentina - Santa Fe 16-18 November 2011, pp. 238-241
summary The article presents as a conclusion the interrelationship of the virtual environments (interaction, interface, real-virtual), art of performance and some American healing shamanic ceremonies exploring the theories and creative practices in the perspective of art and design. These aspects are approached from the dialectics between tradition and post-modernity. The article is divided in two parts: Axiom-Movement, which comments on the representation strategies defined by audiences' designs of participation towards the identification of art-interactive-healing. Esthetic ExperienceTransmission, shows the fieldwork circumstances in the structure of the own artistic work.
series SIGRADI
last changed 2016/03/10 08:58

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