The two innovations which more deeply changed the building process are: the operational continuity of the design and construction phases and the software allowing not only the representation but also the autonomous creation of complex shapes never before thought of just because they could not be represented. This last innovation gave rise to a new design paradigm whose tools, according their supporters, are the most advanced fields of mathematics and information science. Some ways of using these new possibilities gave rise to a radical, problematic, change in the relationship net between the designer’s intentions, the shapes though which he/she expresses them (invented or self-generated) and their semantic contents. The most radical position skips the problem denying the necessity of such a semantic content A further question raises when the context is thought to intervene directly in the shaping process of a building envelope. Translating cultural influences into physical entities directly acting in transforming surfaces shapes entails a strongly idiosyncratic interpretation. Constructing a semantic code of shapes and context forces common to sender (the architect that decides the shape) and receiver of the communication (the social community in which the architecture is immersed) requires from the former a careful reflection on the meanings also beyond his intentions, with which the community reads the designed shapes, according to its cultural standard. The complexity of those processes has been since a long time an object of many debates. Some statements about the new paradigm seem to be metaphors rather than realities. Our contribution tries to detect some misunderstandings which a displaced use of some concepts has created have this nature. A design experiment is presented, that has been used as a test.
|Autori:||COLAJANNI, B; PELLITTERI, G; CONCIALDI, S|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Tipologia di ateneo:||3a - Articoli su riviste ISI (anche on line)|
|Citazione:||COLAJANNI, B., PELLITTERI, G., & CONCIALDI, S. (2006). Which new semantic for new shapes?. In ALI' A., & BREBBIA C.A. (a cura di), Digital Architecture and Construction (pp. 1-10). SOUTHAMPTON : WIT Press.|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su libro|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Articolo su libro|