1st Edition

Teaching Architecture(s) in the Post-Covid Era The New Age of Digital Design

Edited By Sadiyah Geyer Copyright 2024
    136 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In the post-COVID era, understanding the profound impact of digital technologies on design pedagogy is crucial. This book delves into experimental design education, showcasing projects utilising technology to transform creative and analytical processes.

    Emphasising the potential for digital-era technologies to create novel educational opportunities, the book addresses recent global events and their role in minimising educational disruptions in the evolving hybrid educational landscape. Each chapter offers case studies exploring digital technology's influence across architectural education, spanning interior design, urban planning, parametric digital design, architectural conservation, and design analysis. Contributors envision the hybrid virtual design studio’s future and discuss the collaborative role of digital technologies in urban design projects. The book analyses contemporary parametric design processes and machine learning through innovative historical case studies, examining new technologies in architectural conservation.

    With case studies from diverse locations, including South Africa, Turkey, the UK, and the United States, the book provides a global perspective on the influences and potential futures of digital technologies in architecture. Essential for those interested in the future of spatial design education, this book illuminates the pivotal role of technology in shaping its trajectory.

    1. The Augmented Studio: Teaching and Learning in Digital Space

    Rebecca Disney, Naomi House, and Francesca Murialdo

    2. Digital Twin Cities: An Instrument for Pedagogical Change

    Calayde Davey

    3. Poorly Trained: Towards an AI Pedagogy in Architecture

    Jean Jaminet, Gabriel Esquivel, and Shane Bugni

    4. A Point Cloud Pedagogy

    Robert Stepnoski

    5. Observing/Performing the (Pandemic) Every Day: Photographic Writing as a Curating Tool in Online Architectural Education

    Bilge Beril Kapusuz Balci



    Sadiyah Geyer has over a decade of industry expertise and excels in executing interior architecture and design projects. Specialising in conceptual development, technical documentation, and project management, she brings a deep passion for creating spaces that enhance society with minimal environmental impact. Currently, an academic and researcher at the University of Johannesburg, Sadiyah shares her knowledge with aspiring interior designers. Her rewarding teaching experience spans seven years. Recently commencing a PhD journey, she focuses on urban regeneration strategies and the role of interior design in shaping urban interiority, building on her MA (Design) qualification from the University of Johannesburg.