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Design Studio Vol. 2: Intelligent Control
Disruptive Technologies

ISBN 9781859469705
Published August 26, 2021 by RIBA Publishing
156 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.