Conference Title: International Conference in Business,Technology and Innovation 2013
Conference Title: UBT Publications
Contributing Editos: Prof. Albert Qarri, Prof. Ibrahim Krasniqi, Krenare Pireva, Evelina Bazini, Nita Abrashi
Co-Organizers: Ardian Emini, Vlora Aliu, Betim Gashi, Xhemajl Mehmeti, Kushtrim Dragusha, Murat Retkoceri, Kaltrina Bunjaku, Leonita Braha
Start Date: 2013-11-01
End Date: 2013-11-02
Venue, City, Country: : Hotel Bleart , Durres , Albania

Paper Title

The Influence of Digital Culture in Tectonics and The Language of Form in Architecturetoyo Ito, Greg Lynn, Patrick Schoumaker


Denada Veizaj , Gjergji Islami


Digital culture remains of the most interesting topics of the moment. The last three decades, shows how is evolved a complicated relation between architecture and digital technologies, through an absolute scepticism to moments of enthusiasm. The new rhetoric of digital technologies tents to embrace fundamental concepts of architecture, by theorizing another time as in the modern tradition, correlations as form-space-structure. The objective of this paper is to verify the hypothesis which admits that digital culture is changing the relations between space-form and tectonics. Now the architectural form is much more independent from geometrical constraints and materiality. In the ambiguous contemporaneity, on the symbioses between spirit and the digital, Toyo Ito’s outcome seems to be the one of the most convincing. This paper tents to analyse the Ito’s work in the perspective of the new poetics and metaphors deriving from a liberated architecture from materiality. This understanding is made through a comparison between several authors as Greg Lynn or Patrik Schumacher that also have implemented in their work the digital technologies but in different dimensions.


digital architecture, metaphor, tectonics, formal language