Implementing Biomorphic Design <i>Design Methods in Undergraduate Architectural Education</i>

Agkathidis, Asterios ORCID: 0000-0002-0742-5218
(2016) Implementing Biomorphic Design <i>Design Methods in Undergraduate Architectural Education</i>. In: Complexity and Simplicity - eCAADe 2016, 34th Annual Conference, 2016-8-22 - 2016-8-26, Oulu.

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In continuation to Generative Design Methods, this paper investigates the implementation of Biomorphic Design, supported by computational techniques in undergraduate, architectural studio education. After reviewing the main definitions of biomorphism, organicism and biomimicry synoptically, we will assess the application of a modified biomorphic method on a final year, undergraduate design studio, in order to evaluate its potential and its suitability within the framework of a research led design studio, leading to an RIBA accredited Part I degree. Our research findings based on analysis of design outputs, student performance as well as moderators and external examiners reports initiate a constructive debate about accomplishments and failures of a design methodology which still remains alien to many undergraduate curricula.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAAD Education, Strategies, Shape Form and Geometry, Generative Design, Design Concepts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 08:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 21:55
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