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ERIC Number: ED557327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
''Beauty of Wholeness and Beauty of Partiality.'' New Terms Defining the Concept of Beauty in Architecture in Terms of Sustainability and Computer Aided Design
Farid, Ayman A.; Zaghloul, Weaam M.; Dewidar, Khaled M.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
The great shift in sustainability and computer aided design in the field of architecture caused a remarkable change in the architecture philosophy, new aspects of beauty and aesthetic values are being introduced, and traditional definitions for beauty cannot fully cover this aspects, which causes a gap between; new architecture works criticism and its practice, even architecture education has witnessed this gap. This research coins a term concerning architecture as the beauty of wholeness (Beauty by capital B) and the beauty of the partiality of wholeness (beauty by small b), where Beauty is an alternative term to aesthetic values with a wider range, and it is concerned with all aspects of beauty of the architecture work form, performance, durability, culture values, while the beauty will be concerned with a particular aspect of beauty concerning the architecture work such as its ecological value, structure innovation, its reduction in energy consumption, both together can redefine architecture and can reinterpret its nature, this would open the gate for a new era of architecture criticism, education, and practice. The research will introduce scientific beauty--a beauty of the partiality of wholeness--as an example related to beauty in terms of sustainability and will use a theoretical case study to illustrate it. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Language: English
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