IJAC 2017: Special ACADIA Edited Issue

We are pleased to announce the call for the 2017 Special ACADIA Edited Issue of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) journal.

The research and practice of computational design today radically changes the way professionals in design, planning, fabrication and construction operate, train, disseminate knowledge and ultimately affect lives across the globe. The availability of real world data and its integration into design processes is becoming more and more prevalent in architectural practice through computational techniques and tools; design however is obviously more than the result of an equation. Approaches used in other disciplines such as optimization and data mining cannot necessarily be directly ported into the open-ended design processes of architecture and form making.

This issue of IJAC seeks to answer the questions: What enables designers to shift from the analysis of real world data into modes of designing with it? What are the effects of related algorithmic processes, data-integration, and digital fabrication on architectural designs and the architectural design process? What are openings for speculation in design processes that are dependent on input of data and feedback?

For the full call and details on submission, see:http://architecturalcomputing.org/review-acadia/openconf.php

The deadline for the issue is August 15th, 2016. The editors of the IJAC ACADIA Edited Issue are: Martin Tamke, Nataly Gattegno, Mine Ozkar, Brady Peters, Bige Tuncer