Digital and computer-linked design techniques is one of the hottest topics in architecture and in an ever-expanding world of digital technology this book tackles the practical elements of the field.
THE STRUCTURAL TURN.
Material Complexity (Manuel De Landa).
Virtual Gaudi (Mark Burry).
Gaudi’s Hanging Presence (Mark Goulthorpe (dECOi).
Digital Tectonics : Historical Perspective – Future Prospect (Michael Cook).
SoftOffice & Oblique WTC (Lars Spuybroek (NOX).
The Structure of Ornament (Greg Lynn, Conversation with Neil Leach).
Swarm Tectonics (Neil Leach).
Design by Algorithm (Chris Williams).
Biot(h)ing (Alisa Andrasek).
Directed Randomness (Kristina Shea).
Towards an Associative Architecture (Bernard Cache).
Lattice Archipelogics (Marcelyn Gow, David Erdman, Chris Perry (SERVO).
Are we ready to Compute? (Michael Hensel (OCEAN North).
Geometry, Algorithm, Pattern (The Serpentine Pavilion 2002 - Toyo Ito & ARUP) (Cecil Balmond).
Live-It/Love-It (The Mercedes-Benz Museum-UN Studio (Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos).
An Aesthetics of Calculus : Round Table Discussion (chaired by David Turnbull).
David Turnbull, Professor of Architecture, University of Bath
Chris Williams,Senior Lecturer in Engineering, University of Bath
" gives these ideas extra punch alluring stuff " (Building For a Future, January 2004)
a collection of thought-provoking articles and wonderful illustrations really reveals the spirit of architecture (Building Engineer, August 04)