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Future Details of Architecture. Architectural Design

  • ID: 4290665
  • Book
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely ′death of the detail′ by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano–bio–information–computation consilience, the detail is now an increasingly vital force in architecture. Though such digitally designed and produced details are diminishing in size to the molecular and nano levels, they are increasingly becoming more complex, multi–functional, high performance and self–replicating. Far from being a non–essential and final finish, this new type of highly evolved high–tech detail is rapidly becoming the indispensable and critical core, the (sometimes iconic) DNA of an innovative new species of built environmental form that is spawning in scale and prominence, across product, interior, urban and landscape design. This issue of AD re–examines the history, theories and design of the world s most significant spatial details, and explores their innovative potentials and possibilities for the future of architecture.

Contributors include: Rachel Armstrong, Nic Clear, Edward Ford, Dennis Shelden, Skylar Tibbits.

Featured architects: Ben van Berkel, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Macapia, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Patrik Schumacher, Neil Spiller.

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Helen Castle

Mark Garcia

Visual highlights of the issue

INTRODUCTION: Histories, Theories and Futures of the Details of Architecture14
Mark Garcia

The Grand Work of Fiction: The Detail as Narrative 26
Edward Ford

Details Around the Corner 36
Christian Schittich

Tectonic Articulation: Making Engineering Logics Speak 44
Patrik Schumacher

Future Details of UNStudio Architectures: An Interview with Ben van Berkel 52
Mark Garcia

Close Up 62
Hernan Diaz Alonso

Un détail de ce qui change: Function of a Function 68
Peter Macapia

Future Landscapes of Spatial Details: An Interview with Philippe Rahm 78
Mark Garcia

The Rise of the Invisible Detail : Ubiquitous Computing and the Minimum Meaningful 86
Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel

Information, Complexity and the Detail 92
Dennis R Shelden

Growing Details 98
David Benjamin, Danil Nagy and Carlos Olguin

DNA disPlay: Programmable Bioactive Materials Using CNC Patterning 104
Skylar Tibbits, Lina Kara in, Joseph Schaeffer, Helena de Puig, Jose Gomez–Marquez and Anna Young

The Post–Epistemological Details of Oceanic Ontologies 112
Rachel Armstrong

Detailing the Walled Garden for Lebbeus 118
Neil Spiller

The Gold Mine: A Ludic Architecture 128
Nic Clear

COUNTERPOINT: The Architectural Detail and the Fear of Commitment 134
Mark Burry


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Mark Garcia
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