With the transition from analog to digital in the practice of architectural design, it isn't just the tools that have changed: the methodological repertoire of design has also undergone a profound transformation. If traditional architectural drafting, in its immediacy and figurality, was constitutive of the idea of the architect as autonomous creator of designs, algorhythmic, rule-based or self-generative processes of production have proved to be indifferent towards the concept of authorship. While the operative side of this development is already being intensively discussed, the contributions in this anthology focus on the consequences for architects themselves.
Ekkehard Drach (Dr.-Ing.), geb. 1969, lebt und arbeitet in Innsbruck. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Theorie, Praxis und Geschichte architektonischen Entwerfens.