Architectural space quality, from virtual to physical

Résumé :

The adoption of digital design has offered new computational methods improving and deepening the morphological dimension of architectural production. Algorithmic and parametric design associated with new fabrication technologies have made generating increasingly complex shapes possible, forming the basis of non-standard architecture. Such approaches raise many interesting questions like the qualitative and functional dimensions of the provided architectural spaces, which remains a very fiercely debated topic in the field of CAAD. This paper looks for the qualitative and functional spatial requirements that ought to be taken into account in these practices to accompany the quantitative data on which models are currently founded, thus providing the possibility of a more complete vision of new space, recognising that space is perceived is a reading of many factors, both measurable and un-measurable.

5th eCAADe Regional International Symposium 2017, Cardiff, Wales, UK, April 26-28, 2017

Avril 2017