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Al-Attili, Aghlab, Karandinou, Anastasia and Daley, Ben, eds. (2016) Parametricism vs Materialism : Evolution of digital technologies for development. London, UK: Imperial House Publishers. (ASCAAD)

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Abstract

We build on previous technological developments in CAAD by looking into parametric design exploration and the development of the concept of parametricism. We use the phenomenological backdrop to account for our physical experiences and encounters as well as our mental ones; both evident in the link between parametric design as a process and an outcome. In specific, we previously examined two particular metaphors. The first metaphor addressed aspects of virtual environments that resemble our physical world; In other words, computer model as physical model and digital world as material world. In this volume, we extend the exploration into aspects of virtual environments and their resemblance to physical environments by looking at ‘performance’ aspects: the way in which environments are sensed, measured, tracked and visualised. Moreover, we reflect on matters and materiality in both virtual and physical space philosophically, theoretically, practically and reflectively. The second metaphor looked into the modes and means of interaction between our bodies and such virtual environment. Here we extend the investigation to look at the ways in which measures of environmental performance influence human interaction in real environments. The exploration takes us further to look into the area of design fabrication of the built environment, and methods in which developed processes meet environmental performance requirements, and the innovative outcomes that lead to disruptive technologies getting introduced into design and we revisit parametric design under this focus area.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: CAAD, Parametricism, Development, Morphology, Environment
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
ISBN: 9780995569102
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 09:54
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34181
Funders: Other, Other

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