Research applied to the field of architectural graphic expression through digital means. Reference framework and roadmap




ICT-AEC (Information and Communication Technologies-Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry), Society 5.0, Industry 4.0, Research applied to Architectural Representation


The range of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) that can be integrated into architectural design, and on which our applied research can focus, has expanded greatly in just 15 years, with new technologies. For all this, we face new challenges such as the integration of BIM, Big Data, Virtual Reality (VR), Collaborative Design, even Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this context we demand the exploration of border territories between architectural and ICT disciplines to broaden horizons. This proposal for analyzing the state of the art of ICT-AEC research, is based on our experience at the ETSAB-UPC, which after incorporating them naturally, has evolved from the original graphic expression with its various classic disciplines, towards a more transversal model of Digital-Urban Sketching, BIM+GIS, Parametric Design, Virtual Modeling and Visual Simulation in real time. The new horizon is to approach the simulation of the functioning of the city and buildings, thanks to multidisciplinary work in collaboration with other areas such as Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Urban Planning, Architectural Projects, in virtual environments. and interactive BIMxD+BigData+Digital Twin.


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Received 2023-05-26
Accepted 2023-09-07
Published 2023-10-31