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authors Weber, Bendicht
year 1992
title TOOLS RECONSIDERED: SIX AFFIRMATIONS
source Proceedings of the 4rd European Full-Scale Modelling Conference / Lausanne (Switzerland) 9-12 September 1992, Part B, pp. 49-54
summary This paper intends to formulate and discuss some unavoidable questions about the use of drawings, models and other tools by architects and other people concerned with architectural projects. These questions are presented as provocative affirmations: Every tool is an obstacle. Every tool is a trap. There is no complete tool. Fast tools shorten the time for reflection. Better tools don't automatically produce better architecture. Every real building betrays previous drawings, models, etc.The article shows that the choice of tools and the manner of their application are not innocent, that - independantly from the working-situation - tools must be considered from a critical standpoint and with particular attention to complementarities between several tools. We finally identify the development, discussion and valuation of concrete spatial qualities as the most difficult stake of such indirect working methods.
keywords Full-scale Modeling, Model Simulation, Real Environments
series other
type normal paper
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