CfP: Standard Architecture: From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM. Frankfurt, 20-22 October 2017

Call for Papers: Standard Architecture: From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM. Frankfurt, 20-22 October 2017.

Standardization has played a key role in architecture and construction since the Enlightenment. It accelerates building production, reduces costs, and assures quality control, at least in theory. The classical modernists of the 20th century treated standardization and normalization as engines of social and technical progress. Even though concepts for mandatory, form-giving standards–like those proposed by Ernst Neufert–never established themselves, there are more standards today than ever before. Despite appeals to cultural specificity, standards shape processes and products all around the world through the digitization and rationalization of cognitive processes. With the introduction of BIM (Building Information Modeling), these processes are becoming increasingly relevant. Both building elements and processes of design and production are undergoing standardization.
From 20 – 22 october 2017, the international symposium Standard Architecture will be held at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main.
This open call solicits lecture proposals for the Young Researcher Forum on 20 October 2017. To submit a proposal, please email your abstract and CV in PDF form (max 5 MB) by 1st June 2017 to oswalt@asl.uni-kassel.de. Five proposals from the different submissions will be selected by mid of June.
The full call for papers can be accessed here and on the conference website.
 
 

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