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authors Kvan, Thomas; Thilakaratne, Ruffina
year 2003
title MODELS IN THE DESIGN CONVERSATION: ARCHITECTURE VS ENGINEERING, DESIGN + RESEARCH: PROJECT BASED RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE
source Editors: Clare Newton, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Simon Wollan ISSN: 1449 ­ 1737, Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, 2003 Melbourne, Australia
summary Models are used in architectural design for several purposes. Early in a design cycle, sketch or study models will be created to examine particular aspects of a design idea. Such models are often assembled rapidly and crudely for it is the immediacy of the feedback that is sought. At later stages in a design cycle, more carefully assembled detailed models may be created to present ideas to colleagues, clients or decision-making bodies. Extending Schön’s observation that drawing is a process of conversation, we observe that models also participate in conversations. The introduction of digital media changes the nature of the conversation. This research revisits the role of models in the design conversation. It has been noted that models can be classified in two roles: ‘models of’ and ‘models for’. In architecture, we extend this by adding ‘models with’ as we employ three and two dimensional representations in the conversations of design. This paper presents experiences with students in the use of Rapid Prototyping technologies and manually made physical models in design tasks.

keywords Rapid prototyping; models
series other
type normal paper
email tkvan@arch.hku.hk
more http://www.arbld.unimelb.edu.au/events/conferences/aasa/papers
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