Digital Architecture and Construction by A. Ali, C. A. Brebbia

By A. Ali, C. A. Brebbia

Within the early levels of its employment, architects approached desktop know-how as an counsel procedure that may increase architectural perform. The scope of this engagement was once captured within the word ‘computer-aided architectural design’. within the 4 a long time when you consider that that point, the function of laptop know-how in structure has received a marked value and resulted in a unique method of actual production/construction. The scope has now been prolonged for architects to consider ‘totally electronic structure design/construction’. electronic structure is a very dynamic box that's constructing throughout the paintings of architectural faculties, architects, software program builders, researchers, know-how, clients, and society alike. that includes papers from the 1st overseas convention on electronic structure, this e-book may be of curiosity to expert and educational architects excited about the production of latest architectural types, in addition to these colleagues operating within the improvement of latest desktop codes of engineers, together with these operating in structural, environmental, aerodynamic fields and others actively helping advances in electronic structure.

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The use of CADCAM allowed accelerated learning of representational strategies to the student; the act of “making” with the “machine” allowed iterative small “test” 3D models to be quickly generated for the student to analyze the appropriate amount of detail and information to be included in various scale physical models. Additionally, part of the challenge for the later developed larger 1:500 scale 3D printed models was the size constraints for output of our ZCorp 310 3D printer. ” This required “parts and assemblages” thinking by the student, which we teach and feel to be relevant in the emerging paradigm shift in the “making” and “manufacturing” of architecture [10] (see Figure 10).

Html. Kieran, Stephan, James Timberlake, Prefabricating Architecture, McGraw-Hill, 2004. com, ISSN 1743-3509 (on-line) This page intentionally left blank Digital Architecture and Construction 51 Formal complexity in Digital Architecture S. Hatzellis School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Abstract This paper discusses Geo_Soft’s relationship to issues of aesthetics, complexity theory and technology. Complexity theory will be discussed insofar as its relationship to architecture is concerned, which will then lead into a review of the difference between Representation and Performativity.

The forms of the building do by no means disclose how the building is born and stabilized. The sheet metal gives the building a sculptural and shell-like expression, but the underlying construction is actually a lightweight latticework of steel. This is a very atectonic aspect of the building, as it is not possible to experience the flow of forces through building elements and joints. The new CAD/CAM technologies have made these complex constellations possible, but unfortunately, the elegance and preciseness of the constructions that the techniques enable, are not a part of the building’s expression.

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