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authors Flanagan, Robert
year 2002
title Edge of the Rational CAD Universe Chronological Time and Achronological Incompatibilities in CAD
source Connecting the Real and the Virtual - design e-ducation [20th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-0-8] Warsaw (Poland) 18-20 September 2002, pp. 390-394
summary CAD’s limitations in architecture correspond with the capabilities of its machine intelligence. Five decades of research in Computer Aided Design (CAD) have resulted in its ‘mastery’ of architectural practice. However, the more rational the system becomes, the more inflexible is its behavior. Another problem is invariance, a tendency for science to focus on one problem at the expense of all others. The question of how CAD can transcend its role in automated building design and engage human perception is discussed in terms of chronological and achronological time. Sequencing the design process according to common temporal requirements is proposed.
series eCAADe
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