The pedagogical meanings of an experimental Full-Size Mock-Up of computational design

Yasushi Ikeda, Keisuke Toyoda, Tsukasa Takenaka

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Abstract

Skill in the use of digital media tools is growing more important in architectural education. However parametric objects in computational geometry or digital fabrication as an assist for projectbased learning are not in themselves sufficient to extract the potential of computational design. When we consider the performance of a design, or the fundamental purpose of parametric design toolsets in the contemporary context, education must act as a connecter to the ambition of global sustainability. With regards to the advantage of computational methodologies, students benefit by developing a holistic vision of non-standardized assembly technology. This is particularly useful in overcoming problems of mass production, and with the creation of interactive technology that is incrementally adaptable in the process of answering to unpredictable change. In this context, a comprehensive understanding of digital tools as part of a holistic and ecological architectural design mindset is crucial for future designers. Exploring effective ways to guide students in the development of this capability is therefore important. This paper documents a recent effort in this direction through examples of education within a digital design studio. As a conclusion the paper discusses important factors in the encouragement of students as they develop a comprehensive understanding of the use of digital design culture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2016, 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages839-848
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902672
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, CAADRIA 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2016 Mar 302016 Apr 2

Other

Other21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, CAADRIA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period16/3/3016/4/2

Keywords

  • Comprehensive capability
  • Digital design studio
  • Full-size mock-up
  • Practical performance
  • Project-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction

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    Ikeda, Y., Toyoda, K., & Takenaka, T. (2016). The pedagogical meanings of an experimental Full-Size Mock-Up of computational design. In CAADRIA 2016, 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing (pp. 839-848). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).