Out now : Special issue: Complex Modelling – International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC)


We are happy to announce, that IJAC, the International Journal of Architectural Computing, has just published the special issue on “Complex Modelling” edited by CITA!

In their framing editorial Martin Tamke and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen write:

The special issue examines the future of the digital design model. It assembles five papers that examine the underlying infrastructure of advanced computational models, asking what methods need to be developed to be able to operate in an information rich design environment.
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Learning to be a Vault (2014)


Where parametric modelling allows designers to work in flexible ways with variable geometries, the associated problems of parameterisation and reduction are well known. Parametric models are normally limited because they necessitate a pre-configuration of their embedded variables as well as a pre-determination of model topology, meaning that the designer needs to know all defining parameters and relationships between model elements at the start of the design project. “Learning to be an Arch” operates as an experiment that tests new methodologies for the modelling of design systems that challenge this standard of configuration fixity by opening parameter spaces in both variable value and element connectivity while simultaneously embedding material behaviour within morphogenesis.

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