Computation in architecture: Potential and challenges for research and education

Jens Böke*

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Digital tools change the planning and realization processes in architecture. While their application offers new possibilities and advantages, it also presents new challenges for architects and planners. The article identifies the exploration of new strategies and the appropriate education of future generations of planners as important aspects. Workshops in the context of the research project “ThinkingSkins” are presented as an example for the linking of research and teaching in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformed Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationComputational Strategies in Architectural Design
EditorsMarco Hemmerling, Luigi Cocchiarella
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-53135-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-53134-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Computational design
  • Digital fabrication
  • Architectural design process
  • Building information modelling
  • Architecture and Technology


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