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Data and Design

Methods of Computational Design Strategies, 1st Edition

Edited by Marcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez


264 pages | 224 Color Illus.

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Data and Design presents a comprehensive overview of current design processes that rely on the input of data and use of computational design strategies, and their relationship to an array of physical outputs.

Technological changes, through the use of computational tools and processes, have radically altered and influenced our relationship to cities and the methods in which we design architecture, urban, and landscape systems. This book presents a wide range of curated projects and contributed texts by leading architects and designers that transform data as an abstraction, into spatial, experiential, and performative configurations within urban design, emerging materials, robotics, responsive and adaptive systems, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality.

Richly illustrated with over 200 images, Data and Design is an essential read for students, academics, and professionals to evaluate and discuss how data in design methodologies and theoretical discourses have evolved in the last two decades and why processes of data collection, measurement, quantification, simulation, algorithmic control, and their integration into methods of reading and producing spatial conditions, are becoming vital in academic and industry practices.

Table of Contents

Part I – Data & Matter Chapter 1: Information Matters Chapter 2: Computation Matters Chapter 3: Data and Design Part II – Projects Chapter 4: Data + Urban Design • Urban Syncopation: Ila Berman, Mona El Khafif, Marcella Del Signore, Steven Beites • Rezoning New York City Through Big Data: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa + Alejandro Mieses Castellanos,Tamara Orozco Rebozo, Francis Egipciaco Cruz and Linnette Guitierrez Ortiz - e(eiroa)-Architects • Data (Are) Matter: Data, Technology, and Urban Design: Fábio Duarte and Carlo Ratti • DATAField: Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray • Buoyant Ecologies: Computing Material Performance Across Scales: Adam Marcus Chapter 5: Data + Emerging Materials • Artificial Lucidum: Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez and Christine Marizzi • Bio-Data Matter of New York City: Wendy W Fok • Hexchar: A Carbon Negative Hexagonal Aperiodic Tiling: Allison Dring and Daniel Schwagg • A New Material Vision : Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Paul Nicholas, Martin Tamke and Tom Svilans • 10 Short Films About Fog: Gyungju Chyon and John Stanislav Sadar Chapter 6: Data + Robotics • Robotic Technologies for Non-Standard Design and Construction: Jose Pedro Sousa, Digital Fabrication Laboratory • Jammed Architectural Structures: Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler • Elytra Filament Pavilion: Achim Menges • Renewable Molds and Robotic Casting: Mark Parsons, Pratt Consortium for Research and Robotics • Manus: Madeline Gannon, ATONATON Chapter 7: Data + Response and Interaction • Can Buildings Smile? Designing behavior and empathy as counterpoints to style and aesthetics: Michael Szivos • Lightweave: Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno • Associative Agnosia: María Fullaondo and Lee-Anne Khor + Diego Fullaondo and Ciro Márquez • Thinking Forest Fabbed Fields: Carla Leitao and Ed Keller • Performing Collaborative Robotic Fabrication in Public Space: Moritz Behrens, Konstantinos Mavromichalis and Ava Fatah gen. Schieck Chapter 8: Data + Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) • Optical Illusions of Volume - Bubbles: Adam Schueler, Mara Marcu and Ming Tang • Collaborative Fabrication in Mixed Reality: Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham, Nick van den Berg • Body Architectures (IaaC): Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez, Sebastian Morales, Mint Boonyapanachoti • Mille-Oeille: Elena Perez Guembe and Rosana Rubio Hernandez • Digital Heritage as a Route to Social Engagement: Robert Laing, Marianthi Leon, Claire Herbert andCheryl Roberts Chapter 9: Conclusion: Futures for Data & Matter

About the Editors

Marcella Del Signore is an architect, urbanist and the principal of X-Topia, a design-research practice that explores the intersection of architecture and urbanism with digital practices. She is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design. Nancy Diniz is a registered architect and educator practicing in New York City. Nancy is the Director of the MA in Biodesign at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is also Co-Director of the IaaC New York Global Summer School and has previously held academic positions in the US, China, UK, Italy and Portugal. Frank Melendez is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator. He is an Assistant Professor at The City College of New York, Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and co-principal of Augmented Architectures.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation