CATEGORIES2014 Conference Papers Construction, Materials and Technology
The technological advances affect the building sector, di-rectly or not, and stimulate the architectural design to give new out-comes. However, so as technological advances come into the “com-mon practice”, it is necessary that the framework of the building process and the technological culture of its operators change. Timber building systems have recently moved towards substantial industriali-zation and production efficiency principles. The paper takes as exam-ple timber constructions, in order to show the actual effects of the technological development on design process. It also shows that the technological culture plays a key role in the relationship between de-signer and builder, in order to achieve a conscious project.