Digital crafts : procedural design in education and research : case study of Félix Candela

Blanco García, Federico Luis del (2018). Digital crafts : procedural design in education and research : case study of Félix Candela. In: "EURAU18. RETROACTIVE RESEARCH: Architecture’s capacity to challenge and extend the limits of other disciplines.", 19-22 septiembre, Alicante. ISBN 978-84-1302-003-7. pp. 581-588. https://doi.org/10.14198/EURAU18alicante.

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Title: Digital crafts : procedural design in education and research : case study of Félix Candela
Author/s:
  • Blanco García, Federico Luis del
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: EURAU18. RETROACTIVE RESEARCH: Architecture’s capacity to challenge and extend the limits of other disciplines.
Event Dates: 19-22 septiembre
Event Location: Alicante
Title of Book: EURAU18 Alicante: Retroactive Research: Congress Proceedings
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-1302-003-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Procedural design; education; geometry
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

“Procedural design is often classified as a computational approach relying upon a set of instructions that, when used in a particular sequence, are the generators of form”.1 The present paper discusses the importance of the algorithm thinking in the Schools of Architecture and PhD students. Procedural design enhances a scientific and rigorous approach to develop research projects, and a systematic workflow to design architecture. Students need to focus in the logic and the process of the proposal rather than the final outcome or the form. Traditionally, architects or designers had to learn different crafts of their profession in order to become an expert. Today, “those crafts are mostly digital.” 2 We present part of a research project which consisted in the virtual reconstruction of the non-built architecture of Félix Candela. The workflow was based in a computational approach to generate an automation process for the different families of projects designed by the architect.

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Item ID: 55245
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55245/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55245
DOI: 10.14198/EURAU18alicante
Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/80276
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jun 2019 07:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 07:05
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