The seminar gives a very short introduction of gothic churches (the historical and cultural part) and their virtual construction (the CAAD part). The main section shows that about 800 years ago intelligent design principles (algorithmic and parametric design) and reuse techniques (product and process reuse, classes of systems, domain knowledge, agile development) have been used in the design of gothic cathedrals. Two examples, the cathedrals of Reims and York, are discussed in more detail. There are even relations to graph rewriting which, however, are only touched.
Please note that the meeting will be recorded and live-streamed to YouTube: