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dc.contributor.advisorAaron Fleisher.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlves, Manoel Rodriguesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRuano, Miguelen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-05T13:51:55Z
dc.date.available2012-06-05T13:51:55Z
dc.date.copyright1987en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/71063
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1987.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 146-154).en_US
dc.description.abstractComputers have irrupted in the domain of architectural design, still with uncertain results. The impetus are driven by two major forces: First, the momentum originated by extensive application of computational tools to any imaginable human activity, not necessarily related to design. Second, the experience derived mainly from engineering fields, which has by-produced systems intended for computer-aided architectural design. Yet, architects complain. The magic is missing. The goals, mystified. Computerized design tools are product-oriented, not process-oriented. In Architecture, the how's are as significant as the what's. This thesis presents a computational environment for architectural design. The environment aims to overcome some critical limitations of current CAD systems. Architectural design is neither drafting, nor simulation, nor modelling. Architectural design is a process of progressive consciousness acquisition. The proposed envirorunent helps architects communicate better with their design objects. It is an environment where design worlds can be expressed and explored, where architects can manifest their preferences to approach each design problem, what instruments are to be used and how they are to be manipulated. It is intended to be a tool to design better, not directly a tool to produce better designs.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Manoel Rodrigues Alves, Miguel Ruano.en_US
dc.format.extent156 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleTowards meaningful computational descriptions of architectural formen_US
dc.title.alternativeArchitectural form, Computational descriptions ofen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc16972617en_US


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