Transformations: a project-based investigation into the impact of creative design computation on architectural practice

Schork, T 2012, Transformations: a project-based investigation into the impact of creative design computation on architectural practice, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Transformations: a project-based investigation into the impact of creative design computation on architectural practice
Author(s) Schork, T
Year 2012
Abstract Click here to enter text.This PhD responds to a twofold problem with the status of existing predominant design software within architectural practice. The first part of the problem is philosophical and is centred around the discrepancy between a worldview, which is based on emergent relational phenomena, dynamics and behaviours, and the state of existing design software tailored for the profession, which is based on determinacy, stasis and the modelling of explicit geometry. Proposing that the interrelations and the interdependencies central to this worldview are an important novel paradigm of design, this research argues that it is paramount for the design profession to adequately engage with and respond to a world defined by constant change. The second part of the problem is cultural and concerns artistic creativity and design innovation. As the use of digital technology increasingly surpasses the use of traditional media within the discipline, ready-made software becomes an important new limit condition on architectural practice and design innovation.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) architecture
architecture and design
architecture and technology
computation
digital design
parametric design
programming
scripting
transdisciplinary
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