ITcon Special Issue

Architectural informatics

editor(s) John M. Kamara, Dr.
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
email: j.m.kamara@ncl.ac.uk http://www.apl.ncl.ac.uk/aboutus/profile/j.m.kamara
summary Informatics research within built environment disciplines deals with those issues that are broadly related to the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to the creation and management of the built environment. Given the acknowledged potential of ICTs to bring about improvements in the construction process, many initiatives have been (and are being) undertaken to develop appropriate tools, technologies and processes to support various activities and professionals involved in the making of place. These include: the use of ICTs and their integration in the early stages of building design; evaluating the impacts of ICTs on the architectural design process, and on buildings; the application and development of improved processes and tools for architectural design (e.g. 3D real-time technologies, intelligent and interactive virtual environments); the role of ICTs in design creativity and representation (e.g. 2D/2D CAD, parametric design, visualisation); virtual collaborative working in the early phases of building design; and the role of ICTs in design and architectural practice management.

Papers in this special issue

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1Kamara J M (2006).
Architectural informatics – editorial,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 309-310, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/1
2Horne M and Hamza N (2006).
Integration of virtual reality within the built environment curriculum,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 311-324, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/2
3Calderón C, Cavazza M and Diaz D (2006).
CLP a technology for the interactive resolution of spatial configuration tasks in a virtual environment,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 325-341, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/3
4Calderón C, Worley N and Nyman K (2006).
Spatial cinematic mediation in real-time architectural walkthroughs,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 343-360, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/4
5Charbonneau N, Boulerice D and Booth D V (2006).
Computer-aided modeling applied to architectural know-how: the gothic rose window,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 361-372, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/5
6Arain F M and Pheng L S (2006).
A knowledge-based system as a decision making tool for effective management of variations and design improvement: leveraging on information technology applications,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Architectural informatics, pg. 373-392, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/6