Model Translations: Studies of translations between physical and digital architectural models

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With the rise of the digital in architecture and the availability of digital fabrication tools, the interest in the material aspect of the model has intensified. At the same time, the design space for exploration of material behavior and its design potential has been extended from the physical into the digital. This has resulted in a cyclic set of translations from the physical realm into the digital by means of mathematical descriptions and back from the digital realm into the physical by means of digitally controlled fabrication processes. Despite the availability of more and more computational power and improvement of precision in simulation, these translations from the physical into the digital and vice versa
can never be exact (Eco 2006), the translations from the physical model into a digital model and from the digital into the physical are "spaces of instability" (Evans 2000). The current paper explores in more detail this space of instability between physical and digital models, its potential for architectural design, and the
central role of the mathematical description in this reciprocal set of translations.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplexity & Simplicity
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Oulu, Finland, 24.-26
EditorsAulikki Herneoja, Toni Österlund, Piia Markkanen
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe: Complexity & Simplicity - Oulu School of Architecture, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016
Conference number: 34
http://www.oulu.fi/architecture/2016ecaade

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Abbreviated titleeCAADe
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period22/08/201626/08/2016
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  • Architectural model, simulation, digital fabrication, material computation, material behavior

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