Programming Cultures focuses on how designers are writing new codes to solve visualisation and data processing problems. Taking its cue from a symposium organised by Mike Sylver at Pratt Institute in New York, it extends the potential of programming for architecture far beyond the scope of popular, appropriated systems such as Form–Z,
Maya and 3D Studio Max. Here programming is advocated as a discipline central to the development of design and a key to unlocking new ways of working rather than as a mere service to generative design and construction. Scripting becomes the inspiration and driving force behind a new aesthetic and new wave of design. This title of Architectural Design features the work of seminal figures such as Gregg Lynn and Haresh Lalvani, while also presenting the important new work of designers like biothing, Evan Douglis and CEB Reas. It also encompasses the writing of architectural thinkers, such as Stephen Wolfram, Dennis R Shelden of Gehry Technologies and the veteran of architectural programming Malcolm McCullough.
Introduction. Towards a Programming Culture in the Design Arts (Mike Silver).
20 Years of Scripted Space (Malcolm McCullough).
When Code Matters (Indeborg M Rocker).
Process/Drawing (CEB Reas).
How do Simple Programs Behave? (Stephen Wolfram).
Metaphysics of Genetic Architecture and Computation (Carl Chu).
Building Without Drawings: Automason Ver 1.0 (Mike Silver).
The Milgo Experiment: An Interview with Haresh Laivani (John Lobell).
Codes, Eros and Craft: An Interview with Evan Douglis (Mike Silver).
All–Over, Over–All: biothing and Emergent Composition (Pia Ednie–Brown).
Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice: The Case of Process Change by Digital Means (Dennis R Shelden).
Calculus–Based Form: An Interview with Greg Lynn (Indeborg M Rocker).
Unified Design: Collaborative Working at Arup associates (Helen Castle).
Interior Eye. Colors Restaurant (Jayne Merkel).
Practice Profile. Jordan Mozer & Associates: New American Narratives (Howard Watson).
Building Profile. House in Keremma (Jeremy Melvin).
Home Run. Islington Square, Manchester (Bruce Stewart).
Mc Lean′s Nuggets (Will McLean).
Site Lines. The Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast (Jane Peyton).