CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures
The Generation and Degeneration of Form Using CAAD: Uncertain Certainty
Approaches to Computer Aided Architectural Composition [ISBN 83-905377-1-0] 1996, pp. 71-90
Much contemporary architectural speculation is concerned with the exploration of 'free-form' composition, images located somewhere between the chimeric and the amorphous. While built manifestations are thin on the ground, the prevalence of 'formlessness' or 'inexactness' in competition entries and architecture schools may suggest a need for a critical response to develop at a similar rate as architectural software application. But how 'new' is the emergent free-form?