Monday, May 24, 2010

Computing in Architectural Design

This chapter starts out talking about how architectural computation has always been needed throughout history. It continues on to follow history in the advancements of architectural design. Computers showed up in the architectural practice in the early 1970’s and in 1984 the first drafting programs where created for personal computers but were still centralized towards architectural professionals. Then, in the late 80’s with the creation of PC class machines and faster processors drafting and modeling programs began to expand. With this advancement, computers became a tool for allowing designers to see what they could not with the naked eye and allow buildings that are not yet built to be visualized. Essentially the computer has become the human’s design assistant.