15th eCAADe-Conference Proceedings

Vienna University of Technology
September 17-20, 1997

Challenges of the Future

  • Collaborative Teamwork
  • Digital Design Process
  • Spatial Modeling
Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe

Edited by:
Bob Martens, Helena Linzer, Andreas Voigt
Österreichischer Kunst- und Kulturverlag


Topic 1: Collaborative Teamwork

Topic 2: Digital Design Process

Topic 3 - Spatial Modeling

Special Interest Groups:

SIG 1: Cyber Design
SIG 2: Information Technology
SIG 3: Drafting vs. Design 1
SIG 4: Confrontation 1
SIG 5: Advanced Modelling
SIG 6: Drafting vs. Design 2
SIG 7: Computer Aided Instruction
SIG 8: Confrontation 2

Sponsors of eCAADe '97

Some Impressions of the conference

Topic 1: Collaborative Teamwork

Thomas Kvan (HK)
Keynote: But is it Collaboration?

Mike Grant (UK)
CREDIT - Collaborative Research in Education for Designers Using IT

Florian Wenz, Urs Hirschberg (D)
Phase(x) - Memetic Engineering for Architecture

Eunjoo Lee, Sungho Woo, Inhan Kim,Tsuyoshi Sasada (J)
Experimental Study in Inter-University Collaboration

Andy G.P. Brown, P. Berridge, D. Mackie (UK)
Gaming as a Vehicle for Collaborative Design

Chris Yeung (HK)
A Web-Based VRML Collaborative Design Tool for Architecture Studies
Paper - Presentation

Claus Rinner (D)
Discussing about Plans via the World-Wide Web

John S Gero, Mary Lou Maher (AUS)
A Framework for Research in Design Computing

Topic 2: Digital Design Process

Tom Maver (UK)
Keynote: A Number is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Rivka Oxman (ISR)
Behind the Image: Representing Design Concepts (Abstract)

Gianfranco Carrara, Gabriele Novembri, Anna Maria Zorgno, Pio Luigi Brusasco (I)
Virtual Studio of Design and Technology on Internet
Educator's approach

Alan H Bridges (UK)
Building Systems Integration and the Implications for CAD Education

Benedetto Colajanni, Giuseppe Pellitteri (I)
Image Recognition: From Syntax to Semantics

Christoph Lintl, Fabian Scheurer (D)
The Munich Project - An Online Information System on Architecture in Munich

J. Bradford, W. S. Wong, H. F. Tang (HK)
Bridging Virtual Reality to Internet for Architecture

Rik Schijf (NL)
Somewhere between CAAD-Past and -Future
Is this where Practise is?

Tae-Yeol Park, Valerian Miranda (USA)
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Computer-Assisted Instruction Methods for Learning Architectural Concepts in Design Studio

Johan Verbeke, Johan Verleye, Koenraad Nys (B)
A Database System for Social Housing Management

Alexander Koutamanis (NL)
Digital Architectural Visualization

Jelena Petric (UK)
Use of Multi-Media in the Design of a Community Media Centre

Jonas af Klercker (S)
A National Strategy for CAAD and IT-Implementation in the Construction Industry

Gianfranco Carrara, Antonio Fioravanti, Gabriele Novembri (I)
An Intelligent Assistant for Architectural Design Studio

Dirk Donath, Frank Petzold (D)
From Digital Building Surveying to an Information System

Elena Mortola, Alessandro Giangrande, Paolo Mirabelli, Angelica Fortuzzi(I)
The Self-Sustainable Community Laboratories of Rome

Topic 3 - Spatial Modeling

Mario Schwarz (A)
Visual Keynote: Presentation of Austrian Projects

Mario Schwarz, Elmar Schmidinger, Andreas Voigt, Hans Peter Walchhofer (A)
Reconstruction of "Capella Speciosa"
Bob Martens, Wolfgang Dokonal (A)
Collaborative Teamwork: GRAWI´97

Andy G.P. Brown, M. Knight, F.P. Coenen, P. Geraghty (UK)
Representation and Reasoning in Architectural Space: a Linear Tesseral Approach

Mark Burry, Zolna Murray (AUS, NZ)
Computer Aided Architectural Design Using Parametric Variation and Associative Geometry

Barry F. Will, Thomas Li Siu-Pan (HK)
Computers for Windows : Interactive Optimization Tools for Architects Designing Openings in Walls (IOTA)

Antony Radford (AUS)
Games and Learning about Form in Architecture

Mikhael Porada (F)
Virtual « Genius loci », or the Urban Genius of the Lieu

Anders Ekholm, Sverker Fridqvist (S)
Concepts of Space in Computer Based Product Modelling and Design

Santiago Sánchez, Alberto Zulueta, Javier Barrallo (E)
CAAD and Historical Buildings: The Importance of the Simulation of the Historical Process

A. Clayden, P. Szalapaj (UK)
Architecture in Landscape: Integrated CAD Environments for Contextually Situated Design


SIG 1: Cyber Design

Giorgio Emprin, Elena Girotto, Alessio Gotta, Tecla Livi, Maria Luigia Priore (I)
Virtual Studios of Design and Technology on Internet
Student's Experience

Igor Kosco (SK)
CAAD and Network Technologies - Reflexions from Education and Practice

Hoon Park (UK)
Cyber Design Studio: Using Manual Media via Internet Connections for Collaborative Design (Abstract)

Neander Silva (BRA)
Artificial Intelligence and 3D Modelling Exploration: An Integrated Digital Design Studio. (Abstract)

SIG 2: Information Technology

Eva Kühn, Markus Herzog, Christian Kühn (A)
The Implementation of a Distributed Hypermedia Archive for Architectural Design Precedents (Abstract)

John B Wood (UK)
CAAD as a Dialogic Tool

Enrico Fantacone (I)
GIS as Appropriate Technology to Developing Country - A Case Study in Angola

Stefan Wrona, Danuta Miller, Janusz Klos (PL)
The Systematization of Information in the Computer Aided Architectural Design. (Abstract)

SIG 3: Drafting vs. Design 1

Ivan K. Petrovic (YU)
Computer Design Agents in a Brainstorming Session

Rosalba Belibani, Anna Gadola (I)
On Digital Architecture

Harri Haapasalo, Rauno Heikkilä (FIN)
The Role of CAD in Creative Architectural Sketching

Aleksander Asanowicz (PL)
Computer - Tools vs. Medium

SIG 4: Confrontation 1

Ra’Ed K. QaQish, Raid Hanna (UK)
A World-wide Questionnaire Survey on the Use of Computers in Architectural Education

Miklos Szovenyi-Lux (H)
Archicad for Teamwork, a New Concept in CAD Teamworking

Ezilda Costanzo, Antonio De Vecchi, Vincenzo Giacchino (I)
A Software for Automatically Verificating Compatibility in Complicated Building Assemblies

Carlos Tavares Ribeiro (P)
A Dynamic Display of the Work Breakdown in Civil Engineering Projects

SIG 5: Advanced Modelling

Ann Hendricx (B)
Shape, Space and Building Element: Development of a Conceptual Object Model for the Design Process

Branko Kolarevic (HK)
Regulating Lines, Geometric Relations and Shape Delineation in Design

Javier Monedero (E)
Parametric Design. A Review and Some Experiences

Tonino Martelli (I)
Automatic Procedure for the Dimensioning and Arrangement of Space Units of an Architectural Organism

SIG 6: Drafting vs. Design 2

Ernest Redondo (E)
Analysis and Interpretation in the Architectonics Documents.

Richard V. Moore, Biagio Antonini (I)
The Architectural Idea and the Three-dimensional Computer Model

Steve Ferrar (UK)
Computers and the Creative Process

Johan Verbeke, Tom Provoost (B)
Are Computers, in an Design Office, Used in a Creative Way?

SIG 7: Computer Aided Instruction

A. A. Najafi (UK)
Integrated Computer-Aided Architectural and Structural Design

C. MacCallum, R. Hanna (UK)
DEFLECT: A Computer Aided Learning Package For Teaching Structural Design

Daniela Faconti, Vincenzo Giacchin, Giuseppe Pellitteri (I)
On-line Handbook to Support Brickwork Design (Abstract)

Jen Kokosalakis, Gary Brown, Jon Moorhouse (UK)
Incremental Reflective Learning and Innovative Practice in Electronic Design Media

SIG 8: Confrontation 2

J. Bradford, C. Yeung, and R. Wong (HK)
Configurable Architecture Models Representation

R. Hanna, T. Barber, R. QaQish (UK)
Computers as the Sole Design Tool: The Mackintosh Experiment

Jadwiga C. Zarnowiecka (PL)
Information Structures in the Designing Process

Kazimierz Butelski (PL)
Semiotics of the CAAD Model

Vera Winitzky de Spinadel (ARG)
The Family of Metallic Means in Design

ISBN 0 9523687 3 0

Publisher: Österreichischer Kunst- und Kulturverlag,
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