The changing patterns of architectural design education in the UK

Giddings, Bob and Horne, Margaret (2008) The changing patterns of architectural design education in the UK. In: First International Conference on Critical Digital: What matter(s)?, 18 - 19 April 2008, Havard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA ,USA.

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Digital technologies have been introduced to students of architecture for over two decades and at present it could be argued that students are producing some of the highest quality designs, and some of the most interesting forms ever to come from University Schools. The value of computer aided design (CAD) is also being demonstrated in architectural practice, with high profile, large budget, bespoke and iconic buildings designed by internationally renowned architects. This paper reviews the changing patterns of architectural design education and considers the contribution digital technologies could make to buildings with more commonplace uses. The study offers a perspective on different kinds of buildings and considers the influence that emerging technologies are having on building form. It outlines digital technologies, alongside students’ application for architectural design and considers the role they could play in the future, in developing a shared architectural language. It is suggested that some of the biggest opportunities for future research will be in the design of external spaces, often a neglected part of architectural design education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Margaret Horne
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:34

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