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Yehuda E. Kalay, Architecture’s New Media : Principles, Theories, and Methods of Computer-Aided Design (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004), pp. 5 - 25;

• Problem solving process. • Setting up goals/objectives within constraints/parameters and specific limitations in a given context. • Create/innovate/focus/communicate/think/expose/idea



EVOLUTION OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN • After the 1450’s, Architecture became a profession, rather than a craft, and its practitioners became some of the most respected and educated members of society, rather than artisans, gifted as they may have been. • Before “architects” were only craftsman and master builders/masons. Becoming a mason or a carpenter— the two major crafts needed to con­struct a building—was a way of life, not a vocation. • Buildings, prior to the Renaissance, were constructed not planned. • With the introduction of scale drawings, architects ceased to be technicians supervising the construction project on-site and became designers, who expressed their professional skills through drawings. A good way of communicating their ideas. • To emphasize their distinction from the master builders, who continued to be in charge of construction, they adopted the name architect, derived from Greek.

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Arnolfo di Cambio, 1296

VIDEOS • Richard Meier on ‘What is good design?’

• Architecture in a broader sense • ARCHITECTURE DESIGN?

Vennesla Library and Cultural Centre by Helen & Hard, 2009

Notes on Week 2 Readings  

notes on week 2 readings

Notes on Week 2 Readings  

notes on week 2 readings