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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century

IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures

The Architect-Engineer Dichotomy

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: The Architect-Engineer Dichotomy
  • Author(s): Bharath Gowda
  • Keywords: architect, artist-scientist, architecture-engineering, knowledge & thinking, innovation, sense & high-tech sensibility, education
In the past a master builder used to be educated in Architecture, Engineering, Mathematics, Philosophy. Currently Architecture has become a specialization in its own right, but without core knowledge of its own and leaning on others fields of knowledge for its existence. This has led to a dichotomy between architecture and the rest of field of knowledge. In particular, the dichotomy between Architecture and Engineering. The artist-scientist dichotomy is applicable to all human endeavors; the Architecture- Engineering dichotomy is a subset of the artist-scientist dichotomy that deals with the built environment. This paper gives a perspective of the Architect-Engineer dichotomy with solution. This paper outlines the dichotomy between Architecture and Engineering in four main categories of 1) Knowledge & Thinking 2) Innovation 3) Art & Technology, Sense & high-tech sensibility and 4) Education. It also discusses the ethical issues pertain to this dichotomy.

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