Technology in Architecture: Explorations and Innovations


Posted on: December 21st, 2020

Technology in Architecture: Explorations and Innovations

‘Technology in Architecture’ is very different from ‘Architectural Technology’. The latter essentially focuses on use of Technology in designing of buildings and its construction. Whereas the former encompasses the use of a variety of advanced technology in all aspects of architecture ranging from decision making, resource management, impact analysis to design and construction.

While one can contend the actual meaning of terms, we can reach a general consensus that technology is affecting the built environment and its manifestation in multiple ways. It is introducing a new kind of spectrum through Computational design and Parametric Architecture which is contextual, adaptable, mass customized and heterogeneous. Artificial Intelligence is also playing an important role in making design decisions and problem solving. On the other hand innovative tectonic and structural explorations are taking place using the concept of Biomimicry. Moreover, the construction industry is experimenting extensively in 3D printing and robotics. With the profession moving forward, design pedagogy and academics are also investing in understanding how these technologies can be pushed to its optimum limit and are constantly looking for innovations.

We at ArchiDiaries have identified that all the research and innovations happening in various institutes and offices across the world need to be brought together on one platform to compare notes and have a discussion. Thus, we are launching a series of live interviews called “Technology in Architecture” with some of the best practices, professionals, researchers, academicians and engineers, who have dedicated their efforts towards scientific and technical advancement in the field.

The interviews are scheduled to happen online via video conferencing, somewhere beginning in the first week of January, 2021. We will have one interview per week which will also be streamed live on our social media platform, so that we can take some questions or comments from our viewers. These interviews will be recorded and further archived on our youtube channel for everyone interested in engaging with the content. In the end, we hope to create a bank on knowledge and information through a digital publication.


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