Other affiliations: University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong
Bio: Thomas Kvan is an academic researcher from University of Melbourne. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Design studio & Cultural heritage. The author has an hindex of 23, co-authored 86 publication(s) receiving 1977 citation(s). Previous affiliations of Thomas Kvan include University of Sydney & University of Hong Kong.
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01 Jul 2000-Automation in Construction
TL;DR: What is the nature of collaboration and what are the implications for tools that support this work?
Abstract: Collaborative activities are an important application of computer technology now that telecommunications infrastructure has been established to support it. There are many students in schools of architecture who are undertaking collaborative projects using the Internet and many practices who work together exchanging files and interacting on shared digital models. Software vendors are developing tools to support such collaboration. But what are we doing? What is the nature of collaboration and what are the implications for tools that support this work?
03 Dec 2007
TL;DR: A collection of 20 key essays, of authors from 11 countries, representing a wide range of professions including architecture, philosophy, history, cultural heritage management, new media, museology and computer science, examine the application of new media to cultural heritage from a different points of view as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The use of new media in the service of cultural heritage is a fast growing field, known variously as virtual or digital heritage. New Heritage, under this denomination, broadens the definition of the field to address the complexity of cultural heritage such as the related social, political and economic issues. This book is a collection of 20 key essays, of authors from 11 countries, representing a wide range of professions including architecture, philosophy, history, cultural heritage management, new media, museology and computer science, which examine the application of new media to cultural heritage from a different points of view. Issues surrounding heritage interpretation to the public and the attempts to capture the essence of both tangible (buildings, monuments) and intangible (customs, rituals) cultural heritage are investigated in a series of innovative case studies.
01 Jan 2005-Design Studies
TL;DR: This article explored learning styles of architectural students in China and correlated their learning styles with design studio performance, finding a statistically significant correlation between learning styles and academic performance, with convergers achieving significantly lower marks in one studio while assimilators succeeded in the other.
Abstract: Architectural curricula and studio design programmes are typically written with concerns for theoretical and professional training in mind without attending to ways in which a particular problem may privilege some students. Using Kolb's model, this study explores learning styles of architectural students in China and correlates their learning styles with design studio performance. A statistically significant correlation is found between learning styles and academic performance, with convergers achieving significantly lower marks in one studio while assimilators succeeded in the other. These results suggest that architectural studio programmes can disadvantage students with particular learning styles.
01 Mar 2001-Automation in Construction
TL;DR: This paper examines the difficulties and opportunities that present themselves in teaching a VDS, and presents a review of the pedagogical issues raised in a V DS.
Abstract: Virtual design studios (VDS) are proliferating as schools of architecture experiment with the technology of the Internet. Discussions about VDS typically focus on technological issues — which hardware, what software — or environments — MOOs, ftp. Recently, some papers have been written on the perceptual issues and the social aspects of remote design collaborations, thus contributing to some of the contextual issues within which virtual studios are conducted. This paper contributes another perspective, presenting a review of the pedagogical issues raised in a VDS. It examines the difficulties and opportunities that present themselves in teaching a VDS.
01 Jan 2002-Rapid Prototyping Journal
TL;DR: Work carried out by the authors to investigate potential applications for architectural modelling, as well as an attempt to explore the limits of the technology are described.
Abstract: Rapid prototyping (RP) technology has developed as a result of the requirements of manufacturing industry. There are a number of other application areas where RP has been used to good effect and one of these is architectural modelling. However, such application areas often have different requirements from what is offered by the current technology. This paper describes work carried out by the authors to investigate potential applications for architectural modelling, as well as an attempt to explore the limits of the technology. It will go on to discuss how the technology may be developed to better serve the requirements of architects.
01 Nov 2008
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01 Dec 1976-Psychiatric Annals
TL;DR: Additive manufacturing processes take the information from a computer-aided design (CAD) file that is later converted to a stereolithography (STL) file as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Additive manufacturing processes take the information from a computer-aided design (CAD) file that is later converted to a stereolithography (STL) file. In this process, the drawing made in the CAD software is approximated by triangles and sliced containing the information of each layer that is going to be printed. There is a discussion of the relevant additive manufacturing processes and their applications. The aerospace industry employs them because of the possibility of manufacturing lighter structures to reduce weight. Additive manufacturing is transforming the practice of medicine and making work easier for architects. In 2004, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers did a classification of the various technologies and there are at least four additional significant technologies in 2012. Studies are reviewed which were about the strength of products made in additive manufacturing processes. However, there is still a lot of work and research to be accomplished before additive manufacturing technologies become standard in the manufacturing industry because not every commonly used manufacturing material can be handled. The accuracy needs improvement to eliminate the necessity of a finishing process. The continuous and increasing growth experienced since the early days and the successful results up to the present time allow for optimism that additive manufacturing has a significant place in the future of manufacturing.
30 Jul 2017-Chemical Reviews
TL;DR: Polymers are by far the most utilized class of materials for AM and their design, additives, and processing parameters as they relate to enhancing build speed and improving accuracy, functionality, surface finish, stability, mechanical properties, and porosity are addressed.
Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) alias 3D printing translates computer-aided design (CAD) virtual 3D models into physical objects. By digital slicing of CAD, 3D scan, or tomography data, AM builds objects layer by layer without the need for molds or machining. AM enables decentralized fabrication of customized objects on demand by exploiting digital information storage and retrieval via the Internet. The ongoing transition from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing prompts new challenges for mechanical engineers and materials scientists alike. Because polymers are by far the most utilized class of materials for AM, this Review focuses on polymer processing and the development of polymers and advanced polymer systems specifically for AM. AM techniques covered include vat photopolymerization (stereolithography), powder bed fusion (SLS), material and binder jetting (inkjet and aerosol 3D printing), sheet lamination (LOM), extrusion (FDM, 3D dispensing, 3D fiber deposition, and 3D plotting), and 3D bioprinting....