Digital Tectonics

  • ID: 2209713
  • Book
  • 152 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Digital Tectonics outlines an emerging paradigm in architectural design a renewed interest in structure and a growing synergy between architects and engineers. This has been facilitated by the use of digital technologies, which are affording ever greater insights into the structural behaviour of buildings and enabling the fabrication and assembly of increasingly complex forms.Digital Tectonics charts this new development, with contributions from some of the world s leading architects, engineers and theorists.


Alisa Andrasek
Mark Burry
Bernard Cache
Mike Cook
Manuel DeLanda
Mark Goulthorpe/dECOi
Michael Hensel/OCEAN NORTH
Neil Leach
Greg Lynn/FORM
Kristina Shea
Lars Spuybroek/NOX
David Turnbull
Ben Van Berkel & Caroline Bos/UN Studio
Chris Williams

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Introduction (N. Leach,et al.).


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).

Contributor Biographies.

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"Divided into three distinct sections, comprising a collection of essays and transcripts by notable architects theorists and engineers?" (Architecture Australia, 4/1/2004)

"?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)

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