Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAD in Interior Architecture

Computer Aided Design (CAD) has come a long way since its initial conception. Dreams of what it could be have failed and in other aspects, it has surpassed any and all inital expectations. CAD has become an integral part of how architects and interior architects design the buildings and spaces we inhabit. In the modern world, it seems impossible to imagine designing a building or space without the help of computers. These programs may calcuate sunlight, flow and other attributes. But they also serve as a medium to design within, allowing unthought-of shapes and forms. They allow the automation of certain tasks, taking away what may be munadane and boring work. Computer cannot, however, replace the designer. The human element of design is what makes it what it is- computers are not able to realize human needs on the same level that a person can.

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