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Manufacturing Material Effects
Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture

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ISBN 9780415775755
Published October 28, 2008 by Routledge
320 Pages - 400 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Designers are becoming more directly involved in the fabrication process from the earliest stages of design. This book showcases the design and research work by some of the leading designers, makers and thinkers today.

This highly illustrated text brings together a wealth of information and numerous examples from practice which will appeal to both students and practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Retooling Architecture  3. Ambient and Augmented Architectures: Parametric Pedagogies in the Electrified Studio  4. The Craft Of Digital Making  5. Architect / Robot / Fabricator/ Craft-worker  6. OMAterial  7. Different Differences  8. Opportunistic Architecture  9. Translucencies  10. The Possibility of (an) Architecture  11. Computation and Materiality  12. Integral Formation and Materialization: Computational Form and Material Gestalt  13. Towards a Digital Materiality  14. Material Practices  15. Associative Design in Fabrication  16. Custom CAD/CAM: Pushing the boundaries of CNC fabrication  17. Cut to Fit  18. Material Effects: A Fabricator’s Viewpoint  19. Interdisciplinary Relationships: Innovation Through Collaboration  20. Collaborations  21. Material Experiments in Design and Build Projects  22. Thinking Versus Making: Remediating Design Practice in the Age of Digital Representation

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Branko Kolarevic is the Haworth Chair in Integrated Design and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Kevin Klinger is the Director of the Institute for Digital Fabrication, with the Center for Media Design, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Indiana, USA.