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CAAD and Architecture - Fields of Transformation
AVOCAAD First International Conference [AVOCAAD Conference Proceedings / ISBN 90-76101-01-09] Brussels (Belgium) 10-12 April 1997, pp. 227- 234
Thinking of using computers in architecture, we have probably already learnt that there is much more than just one general way of doing so. At the same time, the general description of the field - i.e. the 'title' Computer Aided Architectural Design' has become a rhetorical figure - actually it covers much more activities than those just aiding design. To some extent computers change architecture introducing new values into it. This does not mean that they change architecture at all, but these new values begin to exist pararelly to the already present and accepted ones. In such sense architecture is changed - one of the possible branches of development is the one related to computers (no matter how complex this branch itself is).