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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 925; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090925

Acheiropoietic Architecture

Xi’an Jiaotong—Liverpool University, Suzhou 215123, China
Presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 10 November 2017
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Abstract

This paper describes how advanced computational technologies and strategies are changing the way in which architecture and interior design are conceived and realized by designers. The classical drawing-based approach that relies on the connection between the human brain and the hand, through the use of analog devices as a pencil is called into question by new ways based on algorithms and evolutive systems that shift the complexity of both processes and outcomes. Further, those new methods have also an impact in terms of architectural representation and imagine-making: design processes that are affected by physical variables such as time or gravity cannot be properly represented by standard techniques. The final consequence is the birth of a design and representation language that is based on a new alphabet that deny the use of the hand as primary tool to shape unique ideas.
Keywords: computing models; algorithmic design; agent based design; acheiropoietic design computing models; algorithmic design; agent based design; acheiropoietic design
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