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They are interactive, parametric finite element analysis programs that display stress distributions and deformations of any geometric form under any imaginable load. o. within the structural engineering office Bollinger- GrohmannSchneider. Millipede was (and continues to be) developed by Panagiotis Michalatos. These tools are allowing architects to design intuitively with immediate engineering feedback and intelligence. e. For instance, both programs deliver vector-fields that depict the principal stress lines of any surface under specific load conditions.
Forces such as exponential growth in technological capacity, globalization and innovative delivery methods have challenged the prevailing concept of architectural practice more comprehensively than in the past and have inevitably led to more urgent reappraisals of the profession to ensure that it can maintain a relevant role within the process of future growth. One thing is certain; the architect’s skills may need to adapt to new circumstances and challenges, but the need for architectural input will not diminish.
1996) Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. MacEwan, M. (1974) Crisis in Architecture. London, RIBA. xxxi This page intentionally left blank Part I Architectural Design and Theoretical Tenets This part incorporates multiple facets, ethos, and relevant meanings of the multidisciplinary framework of today’s architectural design. It also expands on the meaning of cognitive design thinking, and the augmenting role of research trajectories, speculating on potential paths for design methodology.