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Modelling. Network. Code

Abstract : From time immemorial until the Renaissance one could not separate architecture from its education. Although there is evidence that architecture was discussed from antiquity by such important thinkers as Plato in Ancient Greece, Vitruvius in Ancient Rome and the master builders (Villard de Honnecourt, Mathes Röriczer, etc.) in the Middle Ages, there are no suggestions of formal courses taking place anywhere. The Renaissance brought the first from a series of three dissociations (Tschumi, 1995) in the field of architecture: a schism between practice and theory. The following dissociations occurred under the auspices of their own socio-cultural revolution (Choay, 2006), leading to ‘the moment of architecture’s undeniable flourishing’ (Koolhaas, 2006), yet paradoxically also the moment of its undeniable self-dissociation. One can acknowledge this moment as the fourth socio-cultural revolution: the Digital Era. Despite the fact that we talk about three major dissociations, the way that architects have learned and worked changed significantly only after the digital began to influence the architectural society. It did so not only by replacing the old tools with new ones but by influencing architectural thinking as well. Since the field has never been as dissociated as it is now, the paper is to examine the way architecture is taught and learned in this advanced technological era. This paper accordingly proposes a three part methodology of architectural education, unconsciously practiced, in the digital age ‘drafting\textbar network\textbarcode’ in order to outline a possible first association. The methodology relates to the way that digital mediums are used and have impacted the architectural society: drafting relates to new tools, network to one of the main aspects of architectural education in this era - its ever more intimate relation with the profession, while code will emphasise the most significant aspect of the Digital Era that spans from the digitisation of existing book stocks to the creation of the computational design studios
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Paul-Mihai Moldovan, Anne Coste, Adriana Matei. Modelling. Network. Code. Architecture Anthology I: Education, Research, and Practice, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), pp.3--18, 2015, 978-618-5065-80-5. ⟨hal-01160010⟩



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