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The Innovation Imperative - Architectures of Vitality (Paperback): Pia Ednie-Brown, Mark Burry, Andrew Burrow The Innovation Imperative - Architectures of Vitality (Paperback)
Pia Ednie-Brown, Mark Burry, Andrew Burrow
R580 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The pressure to innovate has become pervasive. Both inside and outside the architectural profession we are increasingly pressed by the quest for the new; by an innovation imperative. But what does 'innovation' really mean for architecture? Predominantly framed in terms of technological invention, economics and consumption, the notion of innovation is often problematically applied to the arts. Design and creativity are widely considered as drivers within innovation economies, but how can architects understand and approach the imperative to innovate meaningfully, ethically and on their own terms? Suggesting a process that is fundamentally emergent, collective and environmentally situated, "The Innovation Imperative" explores architectural innovation in terms of the production of vitality. Emphasising attention to ways of doing as key to innovation, this title of "AD" brings together historical perspectives with a range of leading provocative, emerging approaches to architectural practice that together offer fresh insight into the often vague and ubiquitous atmospheres of innovation-speak. Ultimately, this issue asks how an emphasis on vitality might offer a more nuanced understanding of the aesthetic value and ethical know-how intertwined within innovative architectural endeavour.Contributors include: Mario Carpo, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Jondi Keane, Brian Massumi, Leon van Schaik, Michael Weinstock, and Gretchen Wilkins and Liam Young.Featured architects and designers include: Arakawa and Gins, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Greg Lynn, MOS (Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample), Francois Roche, Veronika Valk and Vergelabs.

Scripting Cultures - Architectural Design and Programming (Paperback): Mark Burry Scripting Cultures - Architectural Design and Programming (Paperback)
Mark Burry
R925 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R251 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

With scripting, computer programming becomes integral to the digital design process. It provides unique opportunities for innovation, enabling the designer to customise the software around their own predilections and modes of working. It liberates the designer by automating many routine aspects and repetitive activities of the design process, freeing-up the designer to spend more time on design thinking. Software that is modified through scripting offers a range of speculations that are not possible using the software only as the manufacturers intended it to be used. There are also significant economic benefits to automating routines and coupling them with emerging digital fabrication technologies, as time is saved at the front-end and new file-to-factory protocols can be taken advantage of. Most significantly perhaps, scripting as a computing program overlay enables the tool user (designer) to become the new tool maker (software engineer). Though scripting is not new to design, it is only recently that it has started to be regarded as integral to the designer's skill set rather than a technical speciality. Many designers are now aware of its potential, but remain hesitant. This book treats scripting not only as a technical challenge, requiring clear description, guidance and training, but also, and more crucially, answers the question as to why designers should script in the first place, and what the cultural and theoretical implications are.

This book: Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation.Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudi's final realised design for the Sagrada Familia, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication.Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.

Scripting Cultures - Architectural Design and Programming (Hardcover): Mark Burry Scripting Cultures - Architectural Design and Programming (Hardcover)
Mark Burry
R2,093 R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Save R611 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

With scripting, computer programming becomes integral to the digital design process. It provides unique opportunities for innovation, enabling the designer to customise the software around their own predilections and modes of working. It liberates the designer by automating many routine aspects and repetitive activities of the design process, freeing-up the designer to spend more time on design thinking. Software that is modified through scripting offers a range of speculations that are not possible using the software only as the manufacturers intended it to be used. There are also significant economic benefits to automating routines and coupling them with emerging digital fabrication technologies, as time is saved at the front-end and new file-to-factory protocols can be taken advantage of. Most significantly perhaps, scripting as a computing program overlay enables the tool user (designer) to become the new tool maker (software engineer). Though scripting is not new to design, it is only recently that it has started to be regarded as integral to the designer's skill set rather than a technical speciality. Many designers are now aware of its potential, but remain hesitant. This book treats scripting not only as a technical challenge, requiring clear description, guidance and training, but also, and more crucially, answers the question as to why designers should script in the first place, and what the cultural and theoretical implications are.

This book: Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation.Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudi's final realised design for the Sagrada Familia, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication.Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.

Prototyping for Architects (Hardcover): Mark Burry, Jane Burry Prototyping for Architects (Hardcover)
Mark Burry, Jane Burry
R860 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R208 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Prototyping is an essential part of the designer's repertoire. Designers prototype their projects to test them, structurally, aesthetically, technically. Whether the prototype works or not is not the point: prototyping is the revelatory process through which the designer gains insight. There are three reasons why contemporary prototyping techniques are transforming the way architects design and build: 1) at a miniature scale, prototyping aids the architect in the presentation to clients of complex spatial ideas; 2) prototyping empowers the architect-designer to test and prove a building's feasibility, leading to more open-minded construction solutions; 3) whether additive (3D printing) or subtractive (robotic milling), prototyping can lead to unexpected and exciting new possibilities within design as a whole, across design disciplines, thus blurring the boundaries between them in highly creative ways. The book has four sections: an introduction that charts the rise of prototyping in design history, more specifically in architecture; an overview of techniques; a survey section featuring 30 projects, each presented through texts drawn from first-hand interviews, on-site photographs and drawings; and a reference section, which includes a glossary of technical terms.

Prototyping for Architects (Paperback): Mark Burry, Jane Burry Prototyping for Architects (Paperback)
Mark Burry, Jane Burry
R715 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R168 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Prototyping is an essential part of the designer's repertoire. Designers prototype their projects to test them, structurally, aesthetically, technically. Whether the prototype works or not is not the point: prototyping is the revelatory process through which the designer gains insight. There are three reasons why contemporary prototyping techniques are transforming the way architects design and build: 1) at a miniature scale, prototyping aids the architect in the presentation to clients of complex spatial ideas; 2) prototyping empowers the architect-designer to test and prove a building's feasibility, leading to more open-minded construction solutions; 3) whether additive (3D printing) or subtractive (robotic milling), prototyping can lead to unexpected and exciting new possibilities within design as a whole, across design disciplines, thus blurring the boundaries between them in highly creative ways. The book has four sections: an introduction that charts the rise of prototyping in design history, more specifically in architecture; an overview of techniques; a survey section featuring 30 projects, each presented through texts drawn from first-hand interviews, on-site photographs and drawings; and a reference section, which includes a glossary of technical terms.

The New Mathematics of Architecture (Paperback): Jane Burry, Mark Burry The New Mathematics of Architecture (Paperback)
Jane Burry, Mark Burry
R505 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R95 (19%) Special order

New in paperback, The New Mathematics of Architecture is a survey of the most advanced contemporary architectural projects in the world that utilize new applications of mathematics for the digital age. From chaos to topology, from optimization to datascapes, architects have been designing - and constructing - complex, sublime and beautiful buildings that change the way we perceive major structures. This one-of-a-kind survey of 46 international projects, compiled and written by leading experts on architectural mathematics, offers a thorough overview of how recent developments in maths and physics are being applied to architecture through accessible illustrations, lucid text and hands-on experience. Case studies are presented in detail with a project profile, and include Norman Foster's British Museum roof and Gehry Partners' Disney Concert Hall, as well as projects by such renowned architects as Minifie Nixon, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Daniel Libeskind. At a time when architects have fewer opportunities to build and more time to consider the future of architecture, this carefully researched book offers students and practitioners new ways of thinking about the future of designing and building. `Vital to the future of architectural dialect ... an awesome turn-on' - Architects' Journal `Inside the subdued cover of this modestly sized book you will find analysis, description and beautiful photographs ... if architecture is like frozen music then this is a big mash-up of Prog Rock and Stockhausen. And that cannot be a bad thing' - RIAS Quarterly

Digital Architecture (Hardcover): Mark Burry Digital Architecture (Hardcover)
Mark Burry
R18,913 Discovery Miles 189 130 Special order

`Digital architecture' is a relatively recent critical concept and encompasses all aspects of the discipline of architecture engaging with computation. It has evolved into a domain in its own right, as it were, rather than always being present from the first time architects ceded slide rule use in favour of electronically assisted computation. As this major collection reveals, we have witnessed growth of a creative digital influence across all of architecture's subdisciplines and few can deny that there is now a maturity in the conversation which had been previously quite elusive. As a major work of collected critical insights Digital Architecture therefore compiles the key texts that will be as useful to the initiate as to the experienced professional, as relevant to the academician as to the practitioner and as revealing to the sceptic as they will be to the digitally converted. It does not promote any particular stream of innovation nor establish any particular cultural agenda. The focus of the collection is the contemporary period extending from the late 1980s to the present day contextualised through the inclusion of key texts from the earlier pioneers, ordered into six sections. Each section is arranged in chronological order except where thematic clustering helps consolidate the material more usefully for the reader. A review of the best material that has brought us to an emerging digital design maturity, fully indexed, this will be a very valuable reference for all.

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