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Why architects should learn to code?

Why architects should learn to code?

We know that we have to be contented with numerous topics besides computer science and it is also necessary for us to expertise those subjects that drives our real projects. It's true that an architect cannot expertise in all the domains related to an architectural project; like the whole list of design process, planning, managerial skills, administrative skills, project management, the business side of architecture, building rules, codes and list goes on.... Along with this never ending list of topics, do we need to learn programming? Then, why is the need for a computer programmer? If you look into the current scenario, the design tools are not considered as a tool for assistance, it is not driven by the architect, instead, the architect is driven by these tools making him to familiarize and use its limited functionalities hindering the designer to cognitively reason and to critically think; In short, the design solutions are not the actual so…

Web development for architects

Do architects have to learn web development? Let me try to answer this question in a way that directed me to explore the area of web development. You can share your opinion if you don't agree with me. Now, let's discuss on it. Why? What & How? Let's keep this in mind before we start. The big Y. Firstly - why to learn web development?
Web development - The subject is definitely inclined towards IT, Information Systems and Computer Science. Learning web development helps an architect to design his/her own architectural web portfolio independently and also know about the most advanced areas of web development that the architect can implement while creating the website design brief. I won't say that every architect should learn web design or development. But, when we look into the phases of design process involved in web development, there are specific areas related to design, especially the wireframing phase, which an architect can easily learn. While communicating wi…

Differentiating site analysis from site planning

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Many architecture students find it difficult to differentiate site analysis from site planning. Here we are sharing with you a figure to help  you better understand the stage during which the site analysis is conducted in an architectural design process. Also the key points to be considered while conducting a site analysis is also given.



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Tongkonan Indigenous Architecture

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In today's post I'm sharing about a literature review done for a vernacular architecture in Indonesia. Here I've included a post presentation that compares the responsive and resilient features of the identified building.

Why Vernacular Architecture?
Vernacular Architecture is more challenging than any other field as it not only considers the technology associated with construction but also the local traditions and needs are answered in the most ingenuous and functional way.

An overview of Tongkonan
Tongkonan, is an indigenous house in the South Sulawesi island of Indonesia. The topography of Indonesia makes the place vulnerable to various hazardous situations such as flooding and earthquakes. The study area is in Indonesia, an archipelago, with a population of more than 230 million of which the majority of population depends on the local ecosystem's resources for survival. Tongkonan is a traditional house of Toraja District in Southern part of Sulawesi Island.

The climat…

iLeads - Integrated Learning Environment in an Architectural Design Studio and Interactive Media Design Lab (IMDL)

An initiative from team ids exclusively for architecture students. The program is to assess the performance of students in their academic design studio and interactive media design lab  for an integrated and holistic learning. We will be updating on the program and the iLeads leadership program in the upcoming posts.  This program is at its amateur level now; we are working as a team to improvise this program. A brief overview of the program and assessment criteria is given below.

Assignment Stage 
Exercise on specific tasks that are holistic in nature are given to students.

Participation and Involvement Program
iLeads Student Design Leadership Titles: Students are honoured with titles and tags for their performance and contribution which is considered as the two major categories. And the titles are given on the basis of the interdisciplinary nature of subjects.

Assessment modes Credits‎ with feedback from expert panel ‎Participation and Involvement Program Panel Review
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Vernacular SEA (South East Asia) - Major Elements and Technology

This post will give you an overview of the major elements and component considered in the study of vernacular architecture. Some of the parameters are listed below and the same are considered for reviewing indigenous responsive and resilient architectural features in the upcoming posts; (Review 1 - Tongkonan). 
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Materials - Use of locally available materials Well adapted to local environment Joining, pegging, wedging/binding and mortising most significant in roof construction The superstructure mainly consists of prefabricated screens attached to structural components. Post/Columns are used as load bearing components.
Wall - Not a priority instead screens are used. Non load bearing walls Wood - Hardwood (Teak, Cengal) is used. Bamboo is also used for temporary buildings Roofing - Palm leaf and grass thatching Foundation - Raised platform. Varies across region; Some are built directly on ground. Low pile foundations are used in west Java. Raised floor is effectively used in Thailand.
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