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

PDF papers
id ascaad2016_045
authors Dahadreh, Saleem; Rasha Alshami
year 2016
title The Four F's of Architecture - A conceptual framework for understanding architectural works
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 439-450
summary This paper presents a conceptual framework for understanding architectural works. This framework provides an understanding of an architectural building through qualitatively discerning the complexity of issues involved in its design and enabling their systematic integration into a theoretical construct. The premise behind this framework is that in design a better understanding of ‘what’ to design leads to a more informed base to ‘how’ to design. Using a grounded theory method, the paper postulates an ontological framework that recasts the Vitruvian triad of utilitas, venustas, and firmitas into spatial, intellectual, and structural forms respectively, and more importantly expands the triad to include context and architectural thinking as formative ideas, as integral components in any architectural work, thus closing a gap that existed in many frameworks dealing with architecture. The paper concluded that this framework offers a level of robust understanding of architecture that can be used in structuring the generation of architectural form as well as the description and analysis of existing works of architecture. Its value exceeds theory framing and extends towards architectural pedagogy as a theoretical framework in teaching design studio.
series ASCAAD
full text file.pdf (334,176 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
Details Citation Select
100%; open (1973) Find in CUMINCAD Principles of Architectural History , Cambridge MA: MIT Press

100%; open (1978) Find in CUMINCAD Algorithmic aesthetics: computers models for criticism and design in the arts. , Berkeley: University of California Press

100%; open (1979) Find in CUMINCAD Concepts in Architecture , James C. Snyder and Anthony J. Catanese (Eds). Introduction to Architecture. U.S.A: Mc Graw- Hill Book Company, 208-235

100%; open (1981) Find in CUMINCAD Design machines , Environment and Planning B (8), 245-255

100%; open (1984) Find in CUMINCAD What do we mean by Building Function , James A. Powell ed. Designing for Building Utilization. London: Spon

100%; open (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Buildings as Classifying Devices , Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, (14), 467-484

100%; open (1988) Find in CUMINCAD Computation and Pre-Parametric Design , MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Technical Report 1043

100%; open (1990) Find in CUMINCAD Design prototypes: a knowledge representation schema for design. , AI Magazine 11(4), 26–36

100%; open (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Strategic design taxonomy , Oslo Business School, Oslo, Norway

100%; open (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Huts, ships and bottleracks: Design by analogy for architects and/or machines , N. Cross, K. Dorst, N. Roozenburg (Ed.), Research Design Thinking. Delft: Delft University Press pp 139-164

100%; open (1993) Find in CUMINCAD Case-Based Reasoning , (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Representation & Reasoning). Morgan Kaufmann

100%; open (1995) Find in CUMINCAD The Concept of Type in Architecture: An Inquiry into the Nature of Architectural Form , Ph.D Thesis Zurich: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

100%; open (1996) Find in CUMINCAD Precedents in Architecture , 2nd edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold

100%; open (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Collaborative Cad Modelling In Multidisciplinary Design Domains , Maher, M. L., Gero, J. S. and Sudweeks, F. (eds), Preprints Formal Aspects of Collaborative Computer-Aided Design, Key Centre of Design Computing, University of Sydney, Sydney, 387-403

100%; open (1998) Find in CUMINCAD Purpose and function in design; from the sociocultural to the techno-physical , Design Studies. 19(2), 161-187

100%; open (2001) Find in CUMINCAD On the practices of Representing and Knowing Architecture , Andrzej Piotrowski, Julia Williams Robinson, eds. The Discipline of Architecture. Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 40-60

100%; open (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Concept analysis as empirical method , International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 1(1), 35–48

100%; open (2002) Find in CUMINCAD The Spatial Structure of Environment and Behavior , R. Bechtel R, A. Churchman (eds) Handbook of Environmental Psychology. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 271-291

100%; open (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Analyzing Architecture , 2nd ed. London and New York: Routledge

100%; open (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Theory construction in design research: criteria: approaches, and methods , Design Studies (24), 507–522

last changed 2017/05/25 11:33
pick and add to favorite papersHOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_211443 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002