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Computer-Mediated Briefing for Architects

Book Description

With the growing significance of the end-user in architecture, the subject of briefing is a re-emerging one in architectural education. Various types of computer programs and database management systems have aided in the organization and utilization of brief information as a framework for designing and identifying potential improvements. Computer-Mediated Briefing for Architects overviews the possibilities and limitations offered by various types of computer programs, such as database management systems, diagramming software, CAD, and BIM. This book offers a practical approach in the accommodation of these programs and is an essential reference for architectural educators, students, and practitioners with hands-on experience in either compiling briefs or using the briefs for design.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Briefing and Computerization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TWO RELATED SUBJECTS
    3. BRIEFING LITERATURE AND THIS BOOK
    4. TERMINOLOGY
    5. THE PURPOSE AND CONTENT OF A BRIEF
    6. WHAT CAN WE DO WITH A BRIEF AND A COMPUTER?
    7. ABOUT THE SOFTWARE
  7. Chapter 2: The Brief as Information System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ORGANIZING THE BRIEF
    3. DATABASES
    4. MAKING A DATABASE
    5. A SIMPLE BRIEF IN A SINGLE TABLE
    6. USING THE SIMPLE BRIEF DATABASE
    7. A MULTI-TABLE BRIEF DATABASE
    8. SOME PROBLEMS IN TRANSLATING A BRIEF INTO A DATABASE
    9. EVALUATING THE BRIEF
    10. TECHNICALITIES
    11. SUMMARY
  8. Chapter 3: Visual Databases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DESIGNS IN DATABASES
    3. DESIGN PRECEDENTS
    4. BRIEF PRECEDENTS
    5. SUMMARY
  9. Chapter 4: Graphs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THINGS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS
    3. BUILDINGS AS GRAPHS
    4. COMPARING GRAPHS
    5. CIRCULATION
    6. REQUIREMENTS OR ACCESS GRAPH
    7. VISIO
    8. APPLICATIONS
    9. SUMMARY
  10. Chapter 5: Relationship Matrices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE MATRIX
    3. THE GRAPH
    4. FROM GRAPH TO DESIGN
    5. RELATIONSHIPS
    6. APPLICATIONS
    7. SUMMARY
  11. Chapter 6: Brief and Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. FEEDBACK AND FEEDFORWARD
    3. DESIGN REPRESENTATION
    4. SOLIDS AND VOIDS
    5. DRAWING FOR ANALYSIS IN CAD
    6. SPACES IN BIM
    7. ORGANIZATION OF SPACES AND ACTIVITIES
    8. SUMMARY
  12. Chapter 7: Feedforward
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. STARTING POINTS FOR DESIGNING
    3. GRAPH AND DESIGN
    4. BRIEF DATABASE AND CAD REPRESENTATION
    5. REVIT SCHEDULES
    6. SCHEMATIC DESIGNS AND PROPERTIES IN AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE
    7. SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 8: Feedback
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CONNECTIONS, COMPARISONS, AND FEEDBACK DIRECTIONS
    3. COMPARISON TYPES
    4. FEEDBACK PREREQUISITES
    5. FEEDBACK IN CAD
    6. SCHEDULES AND ANALYSES IN REVIT
    7. AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE: CAD WITH BIM
    8. SUMMARY
  14. Chapter 9: Constraints
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEFINITIONS
    3. TRANSFERRING CONSTRAINTS FROM BRIEF TO DESIGN
    4. CONSTRAINTS IN CAD
    5. CONSTRAINTS IN BIM
    6. SUMMARY
  15. Chapter 10: Analysis and Simulation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DESIGN ANALYSIS
    3. LIGHT
    4. ENERGY
    5. HUMAN-BUILDING INTERACTION
    6. THE WHOLE AND ITS PARTS
    7. SUMMARY
  16. Chapter 11: The Future of Computer-Mediated Briefing
    1. ABSTRACT
  17. Compilation of References
  18. About the Contributors