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Bernhard, Mathias
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Hovestadt, Ludger
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Sorkine-Hornung, Olga
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2020-02-18T07:37:55Z
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2019-11-28T13:31:14Z
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2019-11-28T13:41:27Z
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2020-02-18T07:37:55Z
dc.date.issued
2019
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/381227
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000381227
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Architecture is always a symbiosis of art and technology, of rational control and the creative loss thereof. Ever since information technology found its way into architectural practices through the advent of computers, its potential has been explored not only for solving well-formulated engineering problems faster but also for creative expression and assisting in the architectural design. This has given rise to a plethora of tools with various ideas and concepts, available ubiquitously to the sanguine architect. It has also led to the field of computer aided architectural design being a very heterogenous and convoluted field full of ambiguous terms and hail bringing promises. This thesis sets out to disentangle some of the confusion. More an orientation than an organization, it seeks to provide a map of the current computational design landscape. The theoretical first part constructs a series of five dualities around design, geometry representation and their related data structures. The dualities are topology and topography, parameter and grammar, classes and clusters, full and empty space and finally time and frequency domain. They are examined across different disciplines, not only architecture but also biology, mathematics, linguistics and information technology. These different viewpoints help in sharpening the profile of the terms by unveiling common denominators. The thesis shows that the parts in all these pairs are interdependent; they are just two sides of the same coin. The hypothesis is that being strict on one side allows being operational on the other, one side being invariant to some transformations, the other side to others. The notion of domain transform is borrowed to describe a shifting back and forth between the sides. The practical second part conjugates and combines the dualities from part one across a series of experiments in a broad range of topics, scales, frameworks, and materials. Exemplary cultural artefacts – 2D shapes, drawings, and paintings, 3D models – are encoded into and decoded back from different metric spaces. The domain of their representation is transformed into its domain of correspondence and back again. The goal is to explore the creative potential therein, to find what similarities can be measured and what range of flexibility or freedom of expression designers gain thereby.
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application/pdf
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en
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ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
computational design
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dc.subject
Architecture
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dc.subject
CAAD
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digital fabrication
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dc.subject
machine learning
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dc.subject
Art History
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dc.subject
3D modeling
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dc.subject
3D printing
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dc.title
Domain Transforms in Architecture
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dc.type
Doctoral Thesis
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.date.published
2019-11-28
ethz.title.subtitle
Encoding and Decoding of Cultural Artefacts
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ethz.size
240 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
DDC - DDC::7 - Arts & recreation::720 - Architecture
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ethz.identifier.diss
25944
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ethz.publication.place
Zurich
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02602 - Inst. f. Technologie in der Architektur / Institute for Technology in Architecture::03563 - Hovestadt, Ludger / Hovestadt, Ludger
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ethz.date.deposited
2019-11-28T13:31:23Z
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FORM
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yes
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Open access
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2019-11-28T13:43:26Z
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