DOMAIN INDEPENDENT DESIGN THEORY
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Three-dimensional Input and Visualization
The aim of this chapter is to investigate techniques by which man-computer interaction could be improved, specifically in the context of architectural applications of CAD. In this application the object being designed is often an assembly of defined components. Even if the building is not actually fabricated from such components, it is usually conceptualized in these terms. In a conventional graphics- based CAD system these components are usually represented by graphical icons which are displaye
Semi-automatic control system for hydraulic shovel
A semi-automatic control system for a hydraulic shovel has been developed. Using this system, unskilled operators can operate a hydraulic shovel easily and accurately. A mathematical control model of a hydraulic shovel with a controller was constructed and a control algorithm was developed by simulation. This algorithm was applied to a hydraulic shovel and its effectiveness was evaluated. High control accuracy and high-stability performance were achieved by feedback plus feedforward control, non
The Re-Convergence of Art and Science: A Vehicle for Creativity
Ever-increasing complexity in product design and the need to deliver a cost-effective solution that benefits from a dynamic approach requires the employment and adoption of innovative design methods which ensure that products are of the highest quality and meet or exceed customers' expectations. According to Bronowski (1976) science and art were originally two faces of the same human creativity. However, as civilisation advances and works became specialised, the dichotomy of science and art grad
One Entrepreneur’s Plan to Transform Africa
Fred Swaniker’s African Leadership Academy and his African Leadership Network are already helping thousands of young people become entrepreneurs, activists and professionals. His latest effort, the African Leadership Universities, could multiply that exponentially.
Material & Space: Synthesis Strategies based on Evolutionary Developmental Biology
A material system can be defined as a set of self-organized materials, defining a certain spatial arrangement. In architecture, this material arrangement acts as a threshold for space, though space often only appears as a by-product of the material organization. Treating space as a resulting, therefore secondary, independent product minimizes the capacity to generate architecture that is astutely aware of concerns of functionality, environment and energy. An effective arrangement of material can
New Interfaces, new scenarios. Vroom n.0 :Vroom n.0 : The emerging potential of collaborative 3D web
What sort of interfaces will allow, in the future, to manage the evolution of information and knowledge generation? What new scenarios would emerge in contemporary architecture when the access to a multidimensional architectural database is open and it is written and visited by anyone, anywhere in earth? Internet evolution is fast and unpredictable, propelling deep changes at different levels of our society. Spinoffs, unexpected outcomes are result of those changes, unfolding uncertain, unstable
Tim and Moby Explain an Eclipse
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain an exclipse. Other key vocabulary words include: orbit, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, partial eclipse, total solar eclipse, penumbra, antumbra, and corona. Closed captioning is also included in this video. Run time 02:40.
Architecture as Drawing, Perception and Cognition
This work is about realizing that human perception is inherent to architecture. It is an asset and a trait subject to training and development in an empirical way, involving physical and manual action. It cannot be taught literally through convention and logic reasoning. It is a human achievement of great significance built on intellectual and scientific knowledge. It is something, being physical and empirical, that is supported on instrumental procedure. The computer, as a machine and an instru
Seeing Texas Tech Mascot As A Kid Influenced Former Masked Rider
While attending a parade in Midland, Texas, former Masked Rider Perry Joe Church knew that is what he wanted to do someday. Later, Church was given that opportunity while attending college at Texas Tech by representing the school as the Masked Rider from 1982-1983. He still recalls the excitement of running onto the field during football games and being a part of one of Texas Tech's most beloved traditions.
Pope to refugee children near Bethlehem: "I am with you"
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Pope Francis meets children from the refugee camps in Bethlehem, where he told them peace can be achieved through hard work and dignity. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fina
Outstanding Grads 2012: Jose Escobar Castro
An interview with an extraordinary CSUN student we profiled in our Newsroom commencement article at: http://blogs.csun.edu/news/2012/05/graduates-4/ directed, shot and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti interviewer/producer: Carmen Ramos Chandler executive producers: Vance Peterson and Stacy Lieberman assistant editor and production assistant: Jacquil Constant music by Impact Music Library special thanks: Lee Choo and Rayetta Esquibel © 2012 California State University, Northridge.
Dozens killed in Pakistan bus crash
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 20 - At least 39 people are dead after a bus crashes with another vehicle in southern Pakistan. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and int
Turnstijl Houses & Cannoli Framing
This work presumes that integrating modeling tools and digital fabrication technology into architectural practice will transform how we build the detached house. Single-family houses come in all shapes and sizes, and in doing so, imply variation as well in certain materials, methods, and lighter classes of structure. Ultimately, houses are extensions, if not expressions, of those dwelling within, yet our attempts to produce appealing manufactured houses have prioritized standardization over var
A Technology-Enhanced Metacognitive Strategy
This paper describes the implementation of a technology-enhanced metacognitive strategy that seeks to improve the learning outcomes in beginners design studios. The implementation was based on the use of time-based rich-media tools that allowed the students to document and present the different stages of their design process. The results of the design assignment in the experimental group were compared with the results of the same assignment implemented without such a metacognitive strategy and t
Normative Positions in Architectural Design - Deriving and Applying Design Methods
This paper presents a recently finished course of eight weeks where CAAD skills, design methodology, and architectural theory are combined to discuss possible perspectives on the use of the computer in design, and its influence on architecture. In the course, three contemporary architects were studied; Peter Eisenman, Ben van Berkel, and Greg Lynn. Each was discussed on aspects of ontology (which are the elements of discourse), design method (design process and organization of the process), and
Hybrid Art > Synthesized Architecture
This paper investigates possible intersections between some contemporary artistic modalities and architectural practice. It observes the limits of looking at art as only ?inspiration? for architectural form and points to the necessity of surpassing this formal approach. It discusses then, the confluence of architecture, information and communication technologies. The architecture has historically mediated the way people interact, but this interaction now has been greatly changed by new technolog
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software
Landscape Design Tool of Wide Ecological Aspect
The article shows new tool prepared in two Technical Universities in Poland. The packet as a whole, of its current condition, is mainly elaborated by Henryk Andrzejewski at Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw Technical University. Plant and vegetation units specifier is so far prepared by Krzysztof M. Rostahski and Mirostaw Rogula at Faculty of Architecture of Silesian Technical University. The packet allows to create the new text database of plants and to add the external data to the existing da
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