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Issue 6.2

Changing Perspectives: Bridging Design and Engineering in Architectural Research

Nowadays, the design process for a building is increasingly difficult to define as it may involve innovative material integration, advanced design computation, and analytical decision-making, combined with various engineering and technical applications. Reflecting on this, the necessary and productive links between architectural design and engineering are undisputable. The peer-review papers in this issue demonstrate shifts in research perspectives not only closely linking engineering and design tools but also focusing on a critical analysis of the design and engineering process, including formats and voices frequently not considered in the past. The papers in Engineering confirm a rising recognition of collaborative authorship of many team members and continuing horizontal integration of disciplines observing the design phase, the outcome, and the lifecycle of structures. 

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