• Marianna Charitonidou. 2023. The Digital Turn and the Transformation of Architecture’s Ontology: Experimenting with Geometry, Virtual Reality and Big Data. Paper presented at the FILARCH 2023 conference, University of Patras, 25-27 May 2023,

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    Marianna Charitonidou (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/3t8d-d218
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    The paper sheds light on the epistemological mutations that are related to the emergence of the “paperless studios” at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). The “paperless studios”, which were conceived in 1992, established a new set of terms for the on-going conversation on the role of digital tools in architecture. The paper explains how new concepts of spatiality emerged thanks to the experimentation with geometry and virtual reality. Its main objective is to render explicit that these experimentations should be understood beyond their formalistic characteristics, since their very force lies in their capacity to transform architectural artefacts’ ontological status. The paper also examines Greg Lynn’s Embryological House (1997-2001), Asymptote Architecture’s 3DTF Virtual Trading Floor (VTF) (1997-1999), which was commissioned by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), and dECOi architects’ Aegis Hyposurface (1999-2001). The analysis of the aforementioned case studies intends to render explicit how such the transition towards the generalized use of digital tools in architectural design is accompanied by an ensemble of significant ontological transformations.
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