The synergy between structure and ornament: a reflection on the practice of tectonic in the digital and physical worlds
2012 (English)In: eCAADe 2012: The 30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe September 12 - 14 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, Prague, 2012, Vol. 2, 245-254 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The use of digital design and fabrication technologies in architecture has followed a paradigm shift, which has seen the topology, form and structure of architecture pushed to incorporate areas such as climate, construction, acoustic etc. While these digital technologies are intended to enhance the processes and performance, a discussion of aesthetics has been ignored. Surmising that the use of digital technology enhances the performability and efficiency aspects of architecture as well as the aesthetics, this research questions what the new relationships and arrangements for structure and ornament are. What are the challenges when structure uses a process-based logic and is sensitive to materiality whereas the aesthetics has a representation-based logic and is not sensitive to materiality? The authors of this paper contribute to this debate by using the notion of tectonic as a platform for gaining and creating knowledge about this issue and examining the issues through the design and prototyping of a Multi-functional Pavilion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague, 2012. Vol. 2, 245-254 p.
Research subject Architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34898Local ID: 934b7e74-01fa-4a02-affd-395679ea1cf3ISBN: 978-9-4912070-3-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34898DiVA: diva2:1008150
International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe : 12/09/2012 - 14/09/2012
Godkänd; 2012; 20120919 (mania)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved