The ongoing introduction of digital design tools in the architectural professional practice does not only influence the architectural design product, but equally affects the underlying design process. A digital design process taking full advantage of the potential of digital design tools is increasingly different from a paper & pencil based design development process.
This publication shows how the digital architectural design tools alter the education process of future architects. The study assumes that the use of digital design and fabrication tools will require the architecture curriculum to adapt. It concludes by proposing to develop a new Digital Architectural Design Education model which differs significantly from the traditional paper & pencil pedagogical model.
New approaches in architectural education in the digital era
Interdisciplinary, integrative architectural design implementation by means of digital technologies
Andrei Gheorghe, architect, Lecturer at the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna