Architectural design thinking as a form of model-based reasoning

Pieter Pauwels, Rens Bod

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Model-based reasoning can be considered central in very diverse domains of practice. Recently considered domains of practice are political discourse, social intercourse, language learning, archaeology, collaboration and conversation, and so forth. In this paper, we explore features of model-based reasoning in architectural design and construction. Additionally, an indication is given of some existing suggestions of how model-based reasoning systems may be simulated in an automated environment. We extend these lines of thought into our own simulated environment and give indications of how such a model-based reasoning system can not only give us better insights in the architectural design and construction practice, but also why it is so hard for such a system to eventually surpass human capabilities in this area of practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel-based reasoning in science and technology
EditorsLorenzo Magnani
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37428-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37427-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics (SAPERE)

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