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Journal of Design Insight

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10 Easy Steps to Healthy Office Design

The nature of the way we work in offices has changed over the years. Yes, ergonomics has arisen as key to comfort; but, with the advent of the technology revolution even our brains need to be kept in healthy environments. As a result of the computer age, workers are constantly busy – at times even deprived of person-to-person interaction. While bodies sit still, worker brains are influenced by the internet, email, cell phones, videos and all else that can be found via the digital age.

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Designing Architecture for the Senses Using Computer Algorithms

Sensory Design Through Computer Algorithms

What if a computer alogrithm could design architecture that targets sensory design principles? For instance, by basing its design decisons on past architectures throughout history – such an algorithm could create the “best of the best” that pulls from all that works from a sensory design standpoint. Such a tool could prove to be useful to architects, and may very well shed light on new approaches to design. However, at this point,...

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Digital Manufacturing for Algorithmic Architecture

The notion of manufacturing algorithmic pieces like panels, structural systems and other elements and components that go into making a building, pose some interesting questions and ideas for you, as an architect, to consider.

In fact, trying to turn algorithmic architecture into a reality is quite a challenge today. It requires the manufacturing of materials that can move about, shift location and morph — all aspects that make digital manufacturing a little ways off.

I read an article...

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Can Friendship Dictate Computer Language of Algorithmic Architecture?

In the image above, you can see how beautiful and revealing the implementation of algorithmic processes can be. To help you better understand what is going on in the above image, here is the author’s explanation about the mysterious and beautiful form patterns. It is curiously and simply called “Happy Place:

“256 nodes with friendships to other nodes tied together using the following rules: get as close to friends as possible, and get away from everyone else....
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What Will Algorithm Design Be Like for an Occupant to Experience?

In a world where buildings today are primarily static, not very responsive and not very well optimized, it will be intriguing to see what algorithm design for architecture can do — particularly when coupled with other fields like nanotechnology, biomimicry and neuroscience.

As an occupant, I know I would want to have a building that can adapt to meet my needs as I need them. And while it does this, I would want it to look as beautiful as ever. As a building owner, I would want...

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Transience: Nature Holds this Key to Advancing Architectural Design

Nature Teaches Transience

Learning through nature is a wonderful way to design architecture drawing from nature’s inspirational and very ingenious solutions. Nature has so much to teach designers, and designers can extract an incredible amount of design information from nature.

In fact, nature inherently contains a very important quality from which the future of architectural design can pull. You see, design transience is a complex challenge that environmental designers must face as...

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The Intangible: Responsive Architecture that Pushes and Pulls Data

The Three Scales of Data

We are living in an age where volumes of data are getting bigger and faster. People, buildings, and things are becoming evermore connected with the evolution of the internet. In the future, as responsive architecture emerges into everyday life, new opportunities will be born — particularly as design scales shift from the individual to building, and from the building to city. The relationship between architectural buildings and the urban city environments within...

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How Responsive Architecture Feeds Occupant Curiosity

New Perspectives in Learning

Buildings can help occupants to learn more about themselves, each other, and the world around them. This is particularly evident when it comes to designing and experiencing architecture such as museums or schools. These building types must go beyond passive engagement, to actually invite visitors or students to learn, and explore their curiosity.

With the advent of such architectural technologies as virtual reality and other interactive installations – it...

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How to Design Architecture to Help Occupants Engage in Healthy Habits

New Meaning for Architectural Transience

As architecture gains greater transience, it also becomes an architecture that helps occupants at more impactful levels. For example, technology integration, smart material behaviors, and even kinetic motion can all serve to heighten more of the valuable meaning in transience for occupants. By being able to design these changeable architectural elements to engage with occupants at “just-the-right” time, such architecture can work to foster...

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School Design Ideas that Personalize Learning for Students

Adaptive Environments that Teach Effectively

As architectural environments become increasingly responsive, they gain ability to change and become more personalized as they meet the needs of their occupants. For students, this can bring big benefits as innovative school design ideas pull from an adaptive architectural design approach.

For example, what if a school architecture can adjust itself to meet the needs of its ever-changing classrooms that aim for better learning experience, retention...

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