Does a Computer Have Control Over an Architect? Reflections on the Example of Sports Arenas
Considerations on the subject were carried out by a comparative analysis of modern architecture of large volume sport objects that originated i.a. in Poland at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries with references to earlier objects and trends in worldwide architecture. Case studies are an effective tool that allows to observe changes and on this basis to draw conclusions for the directions of development. It is a chance to comment on the relationship between computer tools and the form and method of solving selected problems of architectural designing. Analysis of selected examples leads to the conclusion that modern architecture of sports arenas probably not have been built without participation of computer programs.
KeywordsLarge-scale objects for sports and entertainment Architecture of sports arenas and stadiums Computer programs in architectural design
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