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High Definition: Zero Tolerance in Design and Production

Bob Sheil (Guest Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-45185-4
136 pages
March 2014
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A pioneering title, High Definition explores the onslaught of new and highly accurate digital metrology tools in large- and small-scale 3-D scanning and 3-D modelling. Capable of measuring space to an accuracy of less than 1 mm, these tools offer unprecedented precision for the development and interrogation of design before, during and post production. Over the last decade or so, the array of designers’ digital tools to propose and make their ideas have evolved significantly, but the absence of high-accuracy, zero-tolerance design production has often remained the missing piece between design and fulfilment. Innovative technologies are thus substantially recalibrating the way that designers operate in the world between the drawn and the made, having the power to transform the architect’s role from that of visualiser to one that is intensely involved with the realisation of objects and buildings. High Definition will examine the capabilities of advanced technologies in design production through their impact on design theory, practice and greater levels of collaboration between design and manufacturing. It will permeate the entangled world between means and meaning and unravel a new understanding between the representation and production of architectural design.

  •  Contributors include: Philip Beesley, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Gehry Technologies, Ruairi Glynn, Zaha Hadid Architects, ScanLAB Projects, Territorial Agency, Skylar Tibbits, Mike Webb.
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Table of Contents

EDITORIAL 5
Helen Castle

ABOUT THE GUEST-EDITOR 6
Bob Sheil

INTRODUCTION High Definition: Negotiating Zero Tolerance 8
Bob Sheil

Digital Doppelgängers: Future Scanscapes 20
Matthew Shaw and William Trossell

Arraying Territories: Remote Sensing and Escalation in the North 30
Ann-Sofi Rönnskog and John Palmesino

Tracking, Tagging and Scanning the City 40
Andrew Hudson-Smith

What We Want Is in That Room 48
Ilona Gaynor and Benedict Singleton

Drawing into the Cloud 54
Birgir Örn Jónsson

Landschaft: Revisiting The Journey and Drive-In House 60
Michael Webb

Tripping the Flight Fantastic: Slipstream, Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport 74
Ralph Parker and Tim Lucas

Gehry Partners’ Fondation Louis Vuitton: Crowdsourcing Embedded Intelligence 82
Tobias Nolte and Andrew Witt

Diffusive Thermal Architecture: New Work from the Hylozoic Series 90
Philip Beesley

Animating Architecture: Coupling High-Definition Sensing with High-Definition Actuation 100
Ruairi Glynn

Impossible Objects 106
Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto

To the Micron: A New Architecture Through High-Resolution Multi-Scalar Design and Manufacturing 112
Richard Beckett and Sarat Babu

4D Printing: Multi-Material Shape Change 116
Skylar Tibbits

Soft Tolerance: An Approach for Additive Construction on Site 122
Marta Malé-Alemany and Jordi Portell

COUNTERPOINT: Why We Need Architecture of Tolerance 128
Branko Kolarevic

CONTRIBUTOR 133

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