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

authors Novak, Marcos J.
year 1988
title Computational Composition in Architecture
source Computing in Design Education [ACADIA Conference Proceedings] Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 28-30 October 1988, pp. 5-30
summary The impact of computers on architectural design, manifested through the creation of architectural designs that equal or surpass in quality and sophistication architecture generated using traditional means, has yet to be demonstrated. Computer-aided design is conspicuously absent from theoretical discussions of architectural design per se, and there exist no major built or published buildings that have been designed using the computer in a true design capacity. Most prominent architects continue to ignore computer-aided design. This paper argues that the issues of architectural theory and composition must be addressed directly by the computer-aided design field, and that until this occurs computer-aided architectural design will necessarily be peripheral to architecture because it does not address the central problems of architecture as an expressive medium. To this end, it proposes a shift to the paradigm of computational composition, and discusses recent work in this direction.

The paper is divided into four parts. Part I identifies fundamental theoretical problems, contrasts the application of computation to architecture and to music, and draws upon several different areas for insight into the nature of making; Part II reviews particular architectural implications of these considerations, introduces the concept of computational composition in architecture, and presents a brief overview of important precedents; Part III proposes new goals for computer-aided architectural design and presents a framework for computational composition; finally, Part IV presents recent work directly related to the ideas presented in the previous parts and leads to the Conclusion. The appendices contain a pseudo-Prolog expression of Alvar Aalto's architectural language and notes on features of the PADL-2 solid modeler that are architecturally interesting.

series ACADIA
email marcos@centrifuge.org
full text file.pdf (3,727,092 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
details citation check to select
100%; open Argan (19??) Find in CUMINCAD Premises for a Resumption of Typology , Quoted in Wemer Oechslin, Assemblage 1, P. 37
100%; open Calinescu, M. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD The Five Faces of Modemily , Duke University Press
100%; open Cooke, C. (1984) Find in CUMINCAD Chernikhov - Fantasy and Construction , Architectural Design 54, MIT
100%; open Cummings, E.E. (1963) Find in CUMINCAD Complete Poems , Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich
100%; open De Saussure, F. (1966) Find in CUMINCAD Course in General Linguistics , 1906-1911, McGraw Hill
100%; open Derrida, J. (1977) Find in CUMINCAD Signature Event Context , (1971), trans. Samuel Weber and Jeffrey Mehlman, Glyph, 1977. 1 p. 185
100%; open Derrida, J. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD The Truth in Painting , Chicago University Press
100%; open Duany, A. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD Principles in the Architecture of Alvar Aalto , Harvard Architecture Review 5, p. 105
100%; open Eisenman, P. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD The Futility of Objects , Harvard Architecture Review 3, p. 68
100%; open Griffiths, P. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Modern Music , Thames and Hudson
100%; open Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD Freedom and Constraint in Creativity , The Nature of Creativity (Robert J. Sternberg, ed.)
100%; open Mitchell, W.J. (1977) Find in CUMINCAD Computer Aided Architectural Design , Van Nostrand Reinhold
100%; open Moneo, R. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD Museum for Artifacts, Merida, Spain , Assemblage 1, p. 74
100%; open Moneo, R. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD On Typology , Oppositions 13 , p. 28
100%; open Oechslin, W. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD Premises for a Resumption of Typology , Assemblage 1: p. 50
100%; open Paz, 0. (1984) Find in CUMINCAD San Ildefonso Nocturne , Selected Poems, New Directions
100%; open Rossi, A. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD Fifteen years after the Publication of The Architecture of the City by Aldo Rossi , quoted in Claudio D' Amato, Harvard Architecture Review 3: , p. 86
100%; open Ruelle, D. (1980) Find in CUMINCAD Strange Attractors , Mathematical Intelligencer 2 (1980), pp. 126.-137
100%; open Schumacher, T.L. (19??) Find in CUMINCAD From Abstraction to Symbolism and Back Again , Harvard Architecture Review 3, p. 57
100%; open Segrest, R. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD The Perimeter Projects , Perspecta 23 , p. 61

last changed 2003/05/16 17:23
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_795445 from group guest) Works Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002