Computational Design Thinking: Computation Design Thinking
This anthology provides a unique collection of seminal texts by authors, who have either provided a significant starting point through which a computational approach to design has been pursued or have played a considerable role in shaping the field. An important aspect of this book is the manner in which adjacent fields and historical texts are connected. Both the source of original inspiration and scientific thought are presented alongside contemporary writings on the continually evolving computational design discourse. Emerging from the field of science, principally the subjects of morphogenesis, evolution and mathematics, selected texts provide a historical basis for a reconfigured mindset of processes that generate, arrange and describe form. Juxtaposed against more contemporary statements regarding the influence of computation on design thinking, the book offers advancements of fundamental texts to the particular purpose of establishing novel thought processes for architecture, theoretically and practically.
- The first reader to provide an effective framework for computational thinking in design.
- Includes classic texts by Johan W. von Goethe, D’Arcy Thompson, Ernst Mayr, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Gordan Pask, Christopher Alexander, John H. Holland, Nicholas Negroponte, William Mitchell, Peter J. Bentley & David W. Corne, Sanford Kwinter, John Frazer, Kostis Terzidis, Michael Weinstock and Achim Menges
- Features new writing by: Mark Burry, Jane Burry, Manuel DeLanda and Peter Trummer.
Achim Menges and Sean Ahlquist
Computational Design Thinking
Sean Ahlquist and Achim Menges
Formation and Transformation
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On the Theory of Transformations, Or the Comparison of Related Forms
D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
The Meaning of General System Theory
Ludwig von Bertalanffy
Systems Generating Systems
The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics
Towards a Humanism Through Machines
A New Agenda for Computer-Aided Design
William J Mitchell
Architecture and Practical Design Computation
An Introduction to Creative Evolutionary Systems
Peter J Bentley and David W Corne
Constrained Generating Procedures
John H Holland
A Natural Model for Architecture
Morphogenesis and the Mathematics of Emergence
Philosophy of Mathematics for Computational Design:
Spatial Intuition Versus Logic
Associative Design: From Type to Population
Integral Formation and Materialisation:
Computational Form and Material Gestalt
The Computational Fallacy
Sean Ahlquist is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. He has taught at University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts and founded the design firm, Proces2. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association in London.
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