Paper sigradi2009_834:
ICT as generators of a new paradigm in architecture – humanism and scale

Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design
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id sigradi2009_834
authors Correia, Maria João Felgueiras Teixeira Machado; Cristina Caramelo Gomes
year 2009
title ICT as generators of a new paradigm in architecture – humanism and scale
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary Despite the global and universal characteristics of nowadays’ society, the new information and communication technologies, seem, in paradox, to direct Architecture to growing individualism, shown in the nervous search for each one’s form. This path seems to end up in cities filled up with iconic buildings with no respect neither for the consolidated built environment, nor for the human being. Known as an innovation tools, with huge power and able to make all the visionary and utopian projects become real seem to further Architecture away from its humanist basis. The architect, selfish and egocentric, dives deep into his own craziness, in an era where the new technologies allow everything. If boundaries are not established, a new architectural paradigm is anticipated, where all the individualisms live but that the individual cannot inhabit, and where the innovation seems to enter in conflict with built heritage.
keywords ICT; form; expressionism; individualism; humanism
series SIGRADI
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