Information Architecture: Basics and Future of Caad (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1999 - Architecture - 93 pages
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With increasing intensity, CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design) is determining the daily work of today's architectural offices. Computers allow complex designs to be visualized and altered with great speed and accuracy; three-dimensional models can be created with simulation and animation possibilities, and links to the World Wide Web provide access to a flow of information. The author develops his thesis that these aspects do not just enable the creative process to be optimized in a quantitative sense but also qualitatively. Alongside the spatial and time dimensions, the new electronic possibilities provide a fifth dimension in architecture.
  

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Contents

Architecture and computers
5
The computer as a new instrument in the architectural office
14
the computer as a medium
40
the computer as partner and its impact on future architecture
59
Glossary
85
Web addresses
89
Bibliography
91
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Gerhard Schmitt has been at the ETH in Zurich since 1988, where he founded the chair of Architecture and CAAD.

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