From Human Inspired Design to Human Based Design

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From the invention of concrete to the yield point of steel, it is common knowledge that building design has been dictated in great part by the knowledge and capabilities of the available materials. Culture has also found a place in design, having strong influence of colors, space, and shape. Perhaps less discussed is the influence on building design from the cultural and scientific understanding of the human. As the methods of human simulation develop, so too does the understanding of the human. In this regard, computation is bringing yet another change in the influence of the human form on design. This paper provides a perspective of key historical points on the human form role in architecture and discusses the new role the human form plays with, such as the advancements of computation and simulation in regards to the usage of computational techniques for form finding. This discussion brings about the turning point for when design is inspired by humans to when it is based on humans.


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  1. 1.Advanced Institutes of Convergence TechnologySuwonSouth Korea

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