This book offers an alternative vision for the future of architecture, a timely and invaluable contribution to the debate concerning emergent surfaces and the next generation of building membranes in this era of extreme computational control.
Areas covered include:
- the future relationship between structure and ornament
- the value of mass customization for the next generation of modular building components
- the role of smart materials in creating a sustainable universe.
Critical essays are combined with cutting-edge work to form an inspiring manual of varied digital and analog techniques. Highly illustrated with over 300 photographs, illustrations, and drawings, Autogenic Structures is for anyone curious to learn about a visionary approach to the development of architecture.
Table of Contents
Foreword Claude Parent Introduction David Ruy Essays Evan Douglis, Bradley Horn, Peter Zellner, Michael Bell, Chris Perry, Michael Silver, Ed Keller, David Benjamin Student Projects
Evan Douglis is the principal of Evan Douglis Studio, LLC in New York, internationally renowned for their unique approach to digital design and production techniques. A recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his accomplishments as a leading architect and educator, he currently serves as the Undergraduate Chair for the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute.