- 250 Downloads
Ever since the topic of design and digital fabrication in architecture surfaced ten or so years ago (encouraged by organizations of ACADIA, ECAADE, SIGraDi, and CAADRIA), it has thrived as a productive strategy for advancing the discipline. Clearly, new maps have been charted in architectural discourse that will steer us toward a promising future. Beyond just developing skills to serve new methods of design-through-production, we must now question what ends this methodology serves. This writing is an attempt to chart three potential trajectories inherent in a design-through-production methodology 1) outlining an ethic of production at regional levels in light of the ocean of global information access, 2) investigating the formulation of form inherent in digital design methods, and 3) finding humanist aims through a technological lens. Finally, several pedagocical cases are offered as incremental examples to a collective body of work which applies the design-throughproduction methodology.
Keywordsdesign-throughproduction humanism collaborative design. digital fabrication immersive learning emerging media
- Carr, P. and M. Kefalas. 2009. Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America. Boston: Beacon Press.Google Scholar
- Longworth, R. 2008. Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism. New York: Bloomsbury.Google Scholar
- Makovsky, P. 2010. A Complete Rethink: William Mitchell and the MIT Media Lab take on one of urban America’s hidden foes: the car.Metropolis, March 2010: 48-52.Google Scholar
- Mumford, Lewis. 1964.The Highway and the City. New York: New American Library.Google Scholar
- Jobs, Steve. 2011. Keynote, “Apple Special Event, March 2, 2011”. http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1103pijanbdvaaj/event/index.html. Last accessed 17.07.2012.
- Van der Rohe, Mies. 1950. Technology and Architecture: a speech to IIT. In Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, ed. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953.Google Scholar
- White, C. 2003. The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves. Harper Collins, New York, NYGoogle Scholar