The Alphabet and the Algorithm Writing Architecture

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The MIT Press #ad - The modern power of the identical, Carpo argues, came to an end with the rise of digital technologies. Carpo highlights two examples of identicality crucial to the shaping of architectural modernity: in the fifteenth century, the mass production of identical copies from mechanical master models, according to which a building is an identical copy of the architect's design; and, imprints, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Leon Battista Alberti's invention of architectural design, matrixes, or molds.

Charting the rise and fall of the paradigm of identicality, Carpo compares new forms of postindustrial digital craftsmanship to hand-making and the cultures and technologies of variations that existed before the coming of machine-made, identical copies. Carpo reviews the unfolding of digitally based design and construction from the early 1990s to the present, and suggests a new agenda for architecture in an age of variable objects and of generic and participatory authorship.

The Alphabet and the Algorithm Writing Architecture #ad - But if the digital has created a "paradigm shift" for architecture, which paradigm is shifting? In The Alphabet and the Algorithm, Mario Carpo points to one key practice of modernity: the making of identical copies. Digital technologies have changed architecture--the way it is taught, practiced, managed, and regulated.

Everything digital is variable. In architecture, of mechanical standardization, and of the Albertian, this means the end of notational limitations, authorial way of building by design.

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The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence Writing Architecture

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The MIT Press #ad - The first digital turn in architecture changed our ways of making; the second changes our ways of thinking. Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer aided design and manufacturing CAD/CAM spawned a style of smooth and curving lines and surfaces that gave visible form to the first digital age, and left an indelible mark on contemporary architecture.

But today's digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks that way. In the second digital turn, mario carpo explains that this is because the design professions are now coming to terms with a new kind of digital tools they have adopted―no longer tools for making but tools for thinking. In the early 1990s the design professions were the first to intuit and interpret the new technical logic of the digital age: digital mass-customization the use of digital tools to mass-produce variations at no extra cost has already changed the way we produce and consume almost everything, and the same technology applied to commerce at large is now heralding a new society without scale―a flat marginal cost society where bigger markets will not make anything cheaper.

The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence Writing Architecture #ad - But today, the unprecedented power of computation also favors a new kind of science where prediction can be based on sheer information retrieval, and form finding by simulation and optimization can replace deduction from mathematical formulas. Designers have been toying with machine thinking and machine learning for some time, and the apparently unfathomable complexity of the physical shapes they are now creating already expresses a new form of artificial intelligence, outside the tradition of modern science and alien to the organic logic of our mind.

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The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

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Wiley #ad - Mario carpo provides an astute overview of the recent history of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essay and in his leaders to each original text. Features key works by foa, frank gehry, zaha Hadid, Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Ali Rahim, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vivid documentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucial architectural and theoretical developments.

A much needed pedagogical and research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis also relates the present state of digitality in architecture to the history and theory of its recent development and trends, and raises issues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of the design professions.

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012 #ad - A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by one of its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Architectural design ad has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, emergence, from versioning to scripting, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, information modelling and parametricism.

Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Includes seminal texts by bernard cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher. This anthology of ad’s most salient articles is chronologically and thematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline of the recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design and production.

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The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture Writing Architecture

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The MIT Press #ad - Their projects for the city do not take the form of an overall plan but are expressed as an “archipelago” of site-specific interventions. In the pursuit of the possibility of an absolute architecture, the other is the space of the city, its extensive organization, and its government. Aureli uses the term absolute not in the conventional sense of “pure, ” but to denote something that is resolutely itself after being separated from its other.

Architectural form reconsidered in light of a unitary conception of architecture and the city. In the possibility of an absolute architecture, cultural, Pier Vittorio Aureli proposes that a sharpened formal consciousness in architecture is a precondition for political, and social engagement with the city.

The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture Writing Architecture #ad - Politics is agonism through separation and confrontation; the very condition of architectural form is to separate and be separated. Aureli revisits the work of four architects whose projects were advanced through the making of architectural form but whose concern was the city at large: Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Étienne Louis-Boullée, and Oswald Mathias Ungers.

Through its act of separation and being separated, architecture reveals at once the essence of the city and the essence of itself as political form: the city as the composition of separate parts. The work of these architects, Aureli argues, addressed the transformations of the modern city and its urban implications through the elaboration of specific and strategic architectural forms.

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A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form

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LARS MULLER #ad - The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, "a Genealogy of Modern Architecture" is a new standard work in architectural education.

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form #ad - Lars Muller Publishers. A genealogy of modern architecture" is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions.

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Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions

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Birkhäuser Architecture #ad - Today’s explosive developments in digital technology have also affected architecture and the urban landscape. This volume provides a profound introduction to the important role of digital technologies in design and execution. The relationship of digital architecture to the city is also an important focus.

Lars Muller Publishers. In four chapters, the author systematically examines the influence of digital culture on architecture but also on the urban landscape as well as product design. The new possibilities opened up by digital simulation have led to an increasingly strategic approach to planning, an approach based on generating scenarios, which thus represents a radical departure from traditional planning.

Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions #ad - . From the preliminary sketch all the way to the production of individual building components, digital tools offer new possibilities that were still inconceivable just a few years ago.

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Palladio Virtuel

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Yale University Press #ad - Working from an architect’s perspective, with matt Roman, shows the evolution of Palladio’s villas from those that exhibit classical symmetrical volumetric bodies to others that exhibit no bodies at all, Eisenman, just fragments in a landscape. Lars Muller Publishers. This conclusion stands in stark contrast to studies that emphasize principles of ideal symmetry and proportion in Palladio’s work.

Written toward the end of his life, The Four Books illustrate Palladio’s built work, redrawn the way he wanted it to be. Featuring more than 300 new analytic drawings and models, this handsome book is an important addition to the corpus of Palladian studies and a testament to Palladio’s lasting place in contemporary architectural thought.

Palladio Virtuel #ad - A long-awaited reassessment of andrea palladio’s canonical villas that challenges widely accepted interpretations of the Renaissance architect’s work Many historians of architecture have viewed the villas of Andrea Palladio 1508–1580 as physical manifestations of the classical architectural principles described in his treatise The Four Books of Architecture I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura.

In this groundbreaking new study, american architect and educator Peter Eisenman analyzes twenty of Palladio’s villas, offering a radical interpretation of the Renaissance master’s work.

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Manual of Section

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Princeton Architectural Press #ad - Manual of section also includes smart and accessible essays on the history and uses of section. Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense.

Lewis have developed seven categories of section, fantastical shapes, sheared planes, internal holes, inclines, nested forms, revealed in structures ranging from simple one-story buildings to complex structures featuring stacked forms, or combinations thereof. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it.

Manual of Section #ad - Manual of Section fills this void. Paul lewis, marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Manual of Section. To illustrate these categories, the authors construct sixty-three intricately detailed cross-section perspective drawings of built projects—many of the most significant structures in international architecture from the last one hundred years—based on extensive archival research.

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X-ray Architecture

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Lars Müller Publishers #ad - Modern architects presented their architecture as a kind of medical instrument for protecting and enhancing the body. It challenges the normal understanding of modern architecture by proposing that the architecture of the early 20th century was shaped by the dominant medical obsession of its time: tuberculosis and its primary diagnostic tool, the X-ray.

If architectural discourse has from its beginning associated building and body, the body that it describes is the medical body, reconstructed by each new theory of health. Lars Muller Publishers. This book explores the impact of medical discourse and diagnostic technologies on the formation, representation and reception of modern architecture.

She has written extensively on the interrelationships between architecture, art, media, sexuality and health. How our medical obsessions and the image of the body influence modern architecture. Colomina suggests that if we want to talk about the state of the art in buildings, we should look to the dominant obsessions about illness and the latest techniques of imaging the body―and ask what effects they may have on the way we conceive architecture.

X-ray Architecture #ad - Beatriz colomina is founding director of the program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University and Professor in the School of Architecture. While the x-ray exposed the inside of the body to the public eye, the modern building unveiled its interior, inverting the relationship between private and public.

X-ray technology and modern architecture were born around the same time and evolved in parallel. Manual of Section.

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

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The Monacelli Press #ad - The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself. Manhattan, " he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone. Back in print in a newly designed edition, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, this influential cultural, selling out its first printing on publication.

Building, and irrational phenomena Radio City Music Hall. Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper.

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan #ad - Manual of Section. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. The monacelli Press. Occupied by architectural mutations Central Park, the Skyscraper, utopian fragments Rockefeller Center, the U.

N. Lars Muller Publishers. Delirious new york is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, postcards, photographs, and maps.

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Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. The monacelli Press. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture.

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Manual of Section. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam Lars Muller Publishers. While the author discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, art, and Lacan, Foucault, and popular culture, film, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, Derrida, unfolding the poststructuralist account of what it means to be a human being.

About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

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