Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Chair in Systems Integration



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BibTex format

author = {Whyte, J},
doi = {10.1080/09613218.2015.962240},
journal = {Building Research and Information},
pages = {263--265},
title = {Towards a new craft of architecture},
url = {},
volume = {43},
year = {2015}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The Death of Drawing discusses the far-reaching impact of design tools on the craft and meaning of architecture, critically reflecting on how new digital methods of working will transform the architecture profession and ultimately reshape architecture to an extent not seen in over 500 years. Engagement with drawing is thus seen as a means to interrogate and understand building materials, and to understand more profoundly the form of buildings. The discussion raises questions about how architects can use digital tools, particularly tools such as BIM that become collectively shared, in generating design. The reader wants to know more about the relationships between BIM and computational design, and how their use relate to other digital technologies such as building management systems and data-capture technologies.
AU - Whyte,J
DO - 10.1080/09613218.2015.962240
EP - 265
PY - 2015///
SN - 0961-3218
SP - 263
TI - Towards a new craft of architecture
T2 - Building Research and Information
UR -
VL - 43
ER -