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Digital Architecture

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What is Digital Architecture ? 

The term 'Digital Architecture' has been coined by William Gibson in 1984. Digital architecture uses computer modelling, programming, simulation and imaging to create both virtual forms and physical structures. The terminology has also been used to refer to other aspects of architecture that feature digital technologies.

The emergent field is not clearly delineated to this point, and the terminology is also used to apply to digital skins that can be streamed images and have their appearance altered. 

Architecture created digitally might not involve use of actual materials. Digital architecture allows complex calculations that delimit architects and allow a diverse range of complex forms to be created. 

Digital architecture has reinitated a debate regarding curvilinearity, expressionism and role of technology in society leading to new forms of non-standard architecture. The far eastern international design award (the FEIDAD award) has been in existence since 2000 and honours ''innovative design created with the aid of digital media''

 TREE BRIDGE - Charles Norbury, Will Kendall and Andrew Novak (Rendered Digitally)

 

SOFTWARES THAT ARE USED IN DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE

-Rhino

-Google Sketch Up

-Computer programming sofware like, C, C++

-Plug-in like grasshopper, artisns