15. Interview with the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG): The Dynamic Coordination of Distributed Intelligence at Foster and Partners

  1. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director and
  2. Dr Benachir Medjdoub PhD Lecturer Principal Investigator Reader
  1. Hugh Whitehead1,
  2. Xavier de Kestelier1,
  3. Irene Gallou1 and
  4. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch15

Distributed Intelligence in Design

Distributed Intelligence in Design

How to Cite

Whitehead, H., de Kestelier, X., Gallou, I. and Kocatürk, T. (2011) Interview with the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG): The Dynamic Coordination of Distributed Intelligence at Foster and Partners, in Distributed Intelligence in Design (eds T. Kocatürk and B. Medjdoub), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch15

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Foster + Partners, UK

  2. 2

    School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333381

Online ISBN: 9781444392395

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Keywords:

  • interviews, with Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) - dynamic coordination of distributed intelligence at Foster and Partners;
  • Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) - in-house consultancy at Foster and Partners;
  • SMG, expertise in complex geometry - environmental simulation, parametric design, computer programming and rapid prototyping;
  • role of SMG at Foster's - changes in deployment, new tools and technologies in creative design process and design coordination;
  • role of SMG at Foster and Partners - in design project lifecycle;
  • deployment of parametric and computational design techniques and technologies - transforming design process, design coordination and management of multidisciplinary knowledge throughout design;
  • Bejing Airport, 3-D model of spaceframe roof structure of terminal 3A;
  • Bejing Airport, parametric model of cantilevered edge detail;
  • Queen Alia Airport, 3-D print of roof structure build as kit of parts;
  • Rendering of - Queen Alia Airport roof structure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The interview