Intelligent & Informed

24th International Conference of Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

Monday, 15th – Thursday, 18th April, 2019

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand


I & I CAADRIA2019-Round Tables

Two Round Tables discuss core topics with academic and industry leaders


Time-based Media in Architectural Education

Monday, 15 April, 16:30-18:00

Chair: Tane Moleta (VUW)
Panel: Yoann Pencreach (Forum8), Andre Brown (VUW), Christiane Herr (XJTLU), Sky Lo Tian Tian (Harbin Institute of Technology)

The Round Table will discuss and question computational design education at the end of the second decade of the 21st century. How do we learn, teach and research. What role do computational instruments play, and how do learners gain deep learning?

The discussion invites you to take actively part.

The Round Table is supported by FORUM8

Accelerating Impacts of Computational Design

Tuesday, 16 April, 16:30-18:00

Chair: Nick Williams (Aurecon)
Panel: Chris Welch (Aurecon|VUW), Maria Mingallon (Mott MacDonald), Hank Haeusler (UNSW), Kristof Crolla (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Anastasia Globa (University of Sydney)

Nowadays we see many vibrant computational design communities making tangible contributions to research and practice. Some of these are driving complex form-making while others are more focused on better leveraging building performance to drive design. Others still are impact supply chains through digital fabrication and assembly. Despite much potential, however, impacts in industry remain fragmented, with pockets of excellence dispersed among conventional tools and ways of working.

Amidst the breadth of application of computational design is a core skill set of constantly customizing and extending digital tools and workflows. These emerging designers are, by necessity, both tools makers and tool users. This duality presents intriguing conundrums: how to build tool sets to be used across broad audiences; how to build technology that can be reused across industry segments; how to interface with software vendors? How can we scale computational design in both industry and academia?