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Distributed Intelligence In Design

  • ID: 1803376
  • Book
  • January 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The book contains the papers developed from the presentations at the
Distributed Intelligence in Design Symposium, held in Salford in May 2009. In this context, Distributed Intelligence refers to the interdisciplinary knowledge of a range of different individuals in different organisations, with different backgrounds and experience, and the symposium discussed the media, technologies and behaviours required to support their successful collaboration.

The book focusses on:

- how parametric and generative design media can be coupled with and managed alongside Building Information Modelling tools and systems
- how the cross–disciplinary knowledge is distributed and coordinated across different software, participants and organizations
- the characteristics of the evolving creative and collaborative practices
- how built environment education should be adapted to this digitally–networked practice and highly distributed intelligence in design

The chapters address a range of innovative developments, methodologies, applications, research work and theoretical arguments, to present current experience and expectations as collaborative practice becomes critical in the design of future built environments.
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Note on editors page.

List of contributors.

Foreword (Paul Richens).

Introduction: Distributed intelligence in design (Tuba Kocatürk and Benachir Medjdoub).


1 Of sails and sieves and sticky tape (Bryan Lawson).

2 Distributed perspectives for intelligent conceptual design (Volker Mueller).

3 Distributed intelligence or a simple coherent mental model? (Chris J. K. Williams and Roly Hudson).

4 Sharing intelligence: The problem of knowledge atrophy (Peter Brandon).


5 Pedagogical frameworks for emergent digital practices in architecture (Brent Allpress).

6 Emergence and convergence of knowledge in building production:  Knowledge–based design and digital manufacturing (Eduardo Lyon).

7 Artifact and affect: Open–ended strata of communication (Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger).

8 Digital tools for creative hinges (Sean Hanna).


9 The effects of integrated BIM in processes and business models (Arto Kiviniemi).

10 Integrated building design for production management systems (Rita Cristina Ferreira).

11 Flexibility, semantics and standards (Robin Drogemuller and John H. Frazer).

12 Examples of distributed intelligence on large–scale building lifecycle projects (Martin Riese).


13 Rapid practice expansion through strategic design computation (Cristiano Ceccato).

14 Algorithmic modelling, parametric thinking (Neil Katz).

15 Interview with the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG): The dynamic coordination of distributed intelligence at Foster and Partners (Hugh Whitehead, Xavier de Kestelier, Irene Gallou and Tuba Kocatürk).

16 Interview with Lars Hesselgren, Director PLP Research (Lars Hesselgren and Benachir Medjdoub).

17 Geometry, topology, materiality: The structural parameters in a collaborative design approach (Manfred Grohmann and Oliver Tessmann).


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Tuba Kocatürk
Benachir Medjdoub
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