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authors Madrazo, Leandro
year 1998
title Computers and Architectural Design: Going Beyond the Tool
source Digital Design Studios: Do Computers Make a Difference? [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-07-1] Québec City (Canada) October 22-25, 1998, pp. 44-57
summary More often than not, discussions taking place in specialised conferences dealing with computers and design tend to focus mostly on the tool itself. What the computer can do that other tools cannot, how computers might improve design and whether a new aesthetic would result from the computer; these are among the most recurrent issues addressed in those forums. But, by placing the instrument at the center of the debate, we might be distorting the nature of design. In the course KEYWORDS, carried out in the years 1992 and 1993 at the ETH Zurich, the goal was to transcend the discourses that concentrate on the computer, integrating it in a wider theoretical framework including principles of modern art and architecture. This paper presents a summary of the content and results of this course.

series ACADIA
email madrazo@arch.ethz.ch
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100%; open Arnheim, Rudolf (1977) Find in CUMINCAD The Dynamics of Architectural Form , Berkeley, CA: University of California Press
100%; open Bruegmann, Robert (1989) Find in CUMINCAD The Pencil and the Electronic Sketchboard: Architectural Representation and its Image , Architecture and it¥s Image, Eve Blau and Edward Kaufman (eds.), Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal
100%; open Frazer, John (1995) Find in CUMINCAD An Evolutionary Architecture , London: Architectural Association
100%; open Madrazo, Leandro (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Keywords: Notes on Form, Space and Architecture , ETH Zurich

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