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Performative design strategies: The synthesis process of a woven complexity

De Wilde, Pieter and Bleil De Souza, Clarice ORCID: 2019. Performative design strategies: The synthesis process of a woven complexity. Kanaani, Mitra, ed. The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture: Using Time to Craft an Enduring, Resilient and Relevant Architecture, Taylor and Francis, pp. 403-415.

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This chapter focuses on the synthesis of performative building design. Performative design requires the use of analysis tools and building information modelling to predict performance and guide activities and decisions. However, there are different views of design: design as a sequence of design experiments, design as the finding of solutions to design problems, and design as purely rational decision making. Existing tools and software are only partly aligned with these views, posing challenges for those wishing to employ them. This chapter reviews the fit between these views of the design process and computational support for performative design. It is concluded that the traditional roles of architects and engineers may need revision. Furthermore, there is a need to develop a new design curriculum that caters for performative design.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780367076191
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 December 2018
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:41

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