Virtual Design Studio
Edited by Jerzy Wojtowicz
January 1995
204 pages
8" x 7.5"
HK$120 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$18 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-962-209-364-5

The Virtual Design Studio establishes a new paradigm for CAD, expanding computer tools beyond the technical processes of computer-aided design to include the discussion and negotiation which are a necessary complement to developing design ideas, thus introducing the concept that design is fundamentally a social process.

This studio brought together students and tutors at Barcelona, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, Washington University, St. Louis, the University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong in one design exercise conducted over the Internet. The experience documented in this book points to a new way of practising architecture and a new way of teaching design.

Jerzy Wojtowicz, Barch, University of Manitoba; March, Doctor of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; OAA, MAIBC. Associate Professor UBC School of Architecture. Editor of Digital Folio, UBC , 1992. Author of Coloane Village Reader (with D. Haigh) Instituto Cultural de Macau 1990, Architecture: Formal Approach (With W. Fawcett) Academy editions 1986, and Illegal Facades: Architecture Hong Kong Made, 1984.