Rabee M. Reffat
College of Environmental Design
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
This paper introduces a reflective perspective on the role of
computing in architectural design over the generations of
computer aided architectural designs. Paradigms of the design
process and computational models of designing are discussed.
The evolution of computer aided architectural design is
investigated. Both deadly sins and arguable virtues of
computing in architecture and their implications are reviewed.
The paper introduces an approach for the new generations of
computer aided architectural design (CAAD) that has the
potential to provide a better CAAD future for architectural
researchers, educators and professionals