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Congresso CAAD Futures

6 - 10 de julho


In 2015, the 16th CAAD Futures Conference will be held, for the first time, in South America, in the lively megalopolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In order to establish a connection to local issues, the theme of the conference will be "The next city".

The city of Sao Paulo was torn down and almost completely rebuilt twice, from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, evolving from a city built in rammed-earth to a city built in bricks and then from a city built in bricks to a city built in concrete. In the 21st century, with the widespread use of digital technologies both in the design and production of buildings, cities are changing even faster, in terms of layout, materials, shapes, textures, production methods and, above all, in terms of the information that is now embedded in built systems.

Since 1985 the Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures Foundation (CAADFutures) has fostered high level discussions about the search for excellence in the built environment through the use of new technologies with an exploratory and critical perspective. We invite architects, urban designers, computer scientists, engineers and other researchers interested in contemporary issues to submit research papers and critical essays, and to attend the conference in order to enrich our discussion about how the next city and its buildings will look like, behave and function.

Subjects may address, but are not limited to:

Theories of design in the digital age
Design cognition
Algorithmic and parametric design
Data analytics
Performance-based design
Building information modeling
Augmented and virtual reality
Fabrication technologies
Smart buildings
Smarts cities
CAAD curriculum
Shape & form studies
Modeling & simulation
Digital aids to design creativity
Human-computer interaction
Collaborative design

We look forward to seeing you in Sao Paulo!


This conference is sponsored by the following Brazilian public research foundations: CAPES, CNPq and FAPESP.