Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming
- Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation.
- Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudí's final realised design for the Sagrada Família, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication.
- Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.
Chapter 1 Scripting cultures 008
Chapter 2 Contextual summary of computing, scripting and speculative design 013
Chapter 3 Cultural defence 027
Chapter 4 Resources 072
Chapter 5 Dimensions 089
Chapter 6 Scripted productivity: Gaudí’s rose windows 126
Chapter 7 Composition and form 152
Chapter 8 Simplifying complexity for fabrication 171
Chapter 9 Scripting narrative space: Our World and The Third Policeman 190
Chapter 10 Performative scripting 224
Chapter 11 Cultural account: scripting and shifts in authorship 246
Scripting tools 260
Recommended reading 265
Picture credits 271