1st Edition

Design Studio Vol. 2: Intelligent Control Disruptive Technologies

Edited By Rob Hyde, Filippos Filippidis Copyright 2021
    156 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

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    How should we train? What should we learn? What is our value? Disruptive technologies have increased speculation about what it means to be an architect. Innovations simultaneously offer great promise and potential risk to design practice. This volume identifies the game-changing trends driven by technology, and the opportunities they provide for architecture, urbanism and design. It advocates for an approach of intelligent control that transforms practice with specialist knowledge of technological models and systems. It features new developments in automation, generative design, augmented reality, videogame urbanism, artificial intelligence and robotics, as well as lived experiences within a continually shifting landscape. Showcasing evolving research, it discusses the cultural, social, environmental and political implications of various technological trajectories. In doing so it speculates upon future urban, spatial, aesthetic and formal possibilities within architecture. The future is already here. Now is the time to act. Features: Austrian Institute of Technology AiT - City Intelligence Lab CiT,  Bryden Wood, Mollie Claypool, Soomeen Hahm, Hawkins\Brown, LASSA Architects, The Living, Danil Nagy, Odico Construction Robotics, Stefana Parascho, Luke Caspar Pearson, SHoP Architects, Kostas Terzidis, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen and Sandra Youkhana.


    Complex Urban Futures: Design Science for Flux Territories

    Ulysses Sengupta, Eric Cheung, Solon Solomou, Sigita Zigure, Mahmud Tantoush, May Bassanino, Rob Hyde, Manchester School of Architecture

    The Allegorithmic Utopia of Videogame Urbanism

    Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson

    Evolving Design: From Computer Tools to Generative Design Partners

    Danil Nagy

    Entering a Bio-Based Material Paradigm: Probing Advanced Computational Methods for a Shift in Material Thinking

    Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

    Home Position: Reflecting on Disciplines, Discontinuities and Design Spaces

    Stefana Parascho

    Automation, Architecture and Labour

    Mollie Claypool

    Augmenting Human Designers and Builders: Augmentation Discussed in Architectural Design Research

    Soomeen Hahm


    An Intelligent Framework for Resilient Design (Infrared)

    Austrian Institute of Technology AiT - City Intelligence Lab CiT

    Disrupting Design(ers) Through Automation

    Bryden Wood

    Scaling Construction Robotics

    Odico Construction Robotics

    Natural Intelligence: Designing with Living Materials

    The Living

    Case Studies

    Research by Design: The Gantry


    Digital Constructivism: Democratising the Digital

    Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, LASSA Architects

    Panels, Polygons and Pixels: How Data Informs Supertall Tower Design

    SHoP Architects

    Final Word

    Kostas Terzidis


    Rob Hyde is an architect and academic at the Manchester School of Architecture, leading the Masters Professional Studies Unit. He co-founded the Complexity Planning & Urbanism (CPU) MArch Design Studio Atelier and co-founded/co-directs the associated CPU Research Lab. Professionally active locally, nationally and internationally, he is a member of the RIBA North West Practice and Education Committees

    Filippos Filippidis is an architect and computational design specialist at Complexity Planning &Urbanism (CPU) research laboratory for Manchester School of Architecture. He has extensive experience working across all scales after working in practices such as ecologicStudio, Robofold, Acconci Studio, Foster + Partners Bryden Wood. He has also taught design studios and workshops at Brighton University and AA Visiting School Melbourne.