Design practice complexity in the Post-Digital age: theoretical discussion and comparative case study of non-standard building façades
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AbstractThis paper starts by introducing an expression proposed by William J. Mitchell measuring the “complexity” of a designed and constructed architectural project. After reviewing other interpretations of this term, as well as specific peculiarities from the building industry, the article expands this metric from an organisational and technological perspective. This is followed by the case studies of six non-standard façades whose process complexities are driven by their project-specific affordances. By comparing built projects of different architects and implementation environments, the paper suggests specific criteria for non-standard architectural designs. Application of acquired knowledge has the potential to help architects better control their project’s design and construction solution space.
All Author(s) ListWang Sining, Kristof Crolla
Name of Conference24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019
Start Date of Conference15/04/2019
End Date of Conference18/04/2019
Place of ConferenceWellington
Country/Region of ConferenceNew Zealand
Proceedings TitleIntelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019
Year2019
Month4
Volume Number2
PublisherAssociation for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages481 - 490
ISBN978-988789172-7
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsProject complexity, measurement, non-standard, China

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