THE IDEA

Information Age has been shaping architecture, shifting its theoretical and practical foundations. However we call this as a paradigm shift or not, this process leads architecture to certain transformations. Design computing in architecture is evolved enough to form a more spread out advance, instead of being an alternative or experimental way of thinking and practising. Besides, contemporary architecture practice is beginning to push forward such transformation. This effects education that is beginning to focus on digital design paradigm especially at undergraduate level, not only in experimental cases, but also in formal curriculums. Design studios play an important role on this transformation. Digital design studios are beginning to transform into a pedagogically more established setups with clear aims, explicit methods and practical outputs. Although the conception of digital architecture and the idea of reciprocal transformation between design tools and cognitive domains of designing is generally recognized, there is no concensus on how these transformations and conceptions should be handled in education.