CNC Compliant Methods of Design-Understanding Technology

Pia Fricker, Oskar Zieta

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This paper investigates new design methods, showing the experimental use of new digital tools, CNC-techniques and technologies so as to expand the definition of contemporary architecture. This investigation of new technologies extends the traditional practice of architectural design to include issues of design, multime-dia, programming, control systems and fabrication by using computer controlled machines. The main teaching and research focus of the Master of Advanced Stud-ies in Architecture (MAS), Specialization in Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt, is the computer based architectural design and its automated production. The aim of our research and teaching project is to achieve a close connection be-tween design and production by embedding the “digital chain” in the whole process. The digital chain is a design and production sequence with no analogue steps; the process offers high flexibility in terms of design and production. The use of new digi-tal tools in architecture extends the profession beyond traditional design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECAADe 24 : proceedings of the 24th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe : 6-9.09.2006, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe -
Duration: 31 Dec 1899 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Abbreviated titleeCAADe
Period31/12/1899 → …

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