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How ICT is Changing Society’s Role in Architecture
Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, Taylor and Francis. ISBN 978-1-138-02966-8
It is a modest four decades since the potential for the application of computers to the design of buildings was first realized by a few academics who are still alive. The author is one such! This presentation provides an outline of these four decades but with an emphasis, not on the technology facilitated the "production" of the architectural process, more upon the "product" ie the quality of the designed artefact. Specifically, the relationship between the OBJECTIVE criteria - the cost and performance - and the SUBJECTIVE criteria - aesthetic, cultural significance, etc. on the relationship between design decisions and their consequences.