The future of architects' digital records: how to preserve algorithmic design?

Maycon Sedrez, Jarryer de Martino

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Recently architects and archivists started to consider solutions for the digitization of architectural records and conservation of born-digital files. Documenting, organizing, cataloguing, archiving, preserving and accessing files are essential tasks to preserve architects’ digital records. With the increasing quantity of algorithmic design another aspect of the digital design must be on architects’ agenda: the memory of the design process. This paper emphasises the importance of preserving digital architecture records in accessible and sustainable formats for the generations to come. This paper demonstrates a strategy to document visual programming algorithm files allowing to archive, study, interpret or replicate them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalBlucher Design Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventIberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
Duration: 7 Nov 2018 → …
Conference number: XXII


  • Algorithmic design
  • ICT
  • Architecture digital records
  • Metadata
  • Memory


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