A Cartesian Approach to Design Rationality
Ankara: METU Faculty of Architecture, 2004, 228 pages

Scientific research in Architecture and Engineering is an emerging area of theory and practice. As the education of architects and engineers becomes more formal, attempts to codify the body of knowledge germane to their practice has intensified. The last century has witnessed the emergence of Engineering as the platform for scientific applications in many branches including mechanical, civil, electrical, and chemical. With this, many areas of engineering began to share in what used to be the exclusive prestige normally attributed to the sciences.

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Generative CAD Systems
÷ Akin, R Krishnamurti, K P Lam (eds)
Singapore: Carnegie Mellon University, 2004

In the new millennium, Computer Aided Design has emerged as the most potent technological innovation in design. As BIM promises to integrate design tasks vertically and horizontally through graceful data exchange, new frontiers appear to researchers and practitioners as potential watershed events of the next decade. Generative approaches, a venerable engagement of computational design, is emerging as one of these. The proceedings of the Generative CAD Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University, both summarizes the three decades of work in this area and reveals the beginnings of research and application expected in this domain. After all, will designers be able to effortlessly and intelligently generate potential design solutions that respond to appropriate design requirements and designersí intentions?

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Psychology of Architectural Design
London: Pion Ltd., 1986 (paperback edition: 1989) , 196 pages

The Psychology of Architectural Design presents theoretical aspects of formalizing the design process. The book brings together view points from cognitive psychology, computer science and architecture and discusses theories for codifying how we design, i.e. may think and create. The exercises at the end of each section are especially thought intriguing in getting the reader think about his own design process

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