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1st Edition

Persistent Modelling
Extending the Role of Architectural Representation

Edited By

Phil Ayres

ISBN 9780415594073
Published February 16, 2012 by Routledge
224 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With contributions from some of the world’s most advanced thinkers on this subject, this book is essential reading for anyone looking at new ways of thinking about the digital within architecture. It speculates upon implications of Persistent Modelling for architectural practice, reconsidering the relationship between architectural representation and architectural artefact particularly in the fields of responsive and adaptive architectures.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Persistent Modelling – Reconsidering Relations Phil Ayres  Part 1: Modelling Material  1. The Historical Context of Contemporary Architectural Representation Alberto Pérez-Gómez  2. The Persistence of Faith in the Intangible Model Mark Burry  3. Intention and the User Ranulph Glanville  4. A Communications Primer Revised Omar Khan  5. A Suggested Model of A-Functional Architecture Stephen Gage  6. Modelling Modelling – Trajectories in Developing Instrumental Design Processes Michael U. Hensel  7. Design Issues of Time-based Phenomena and the Notion of a Persistent Model: A Parametric Exploration of Acoustic Performance Brady Peters  8. Defining Adequate Models for Adaptive Architecture Sean Hanna 
9. The Death of Determinism Jordan Brandt  Part 2: Material Modelling  10. The Fall Rachel Cruise  11. Persisting with Material: Engaging Material Behaviour Within the Digital Environment Paul Nicholas  12. The Active Model: A Calibration of Material Intent Mette Ramsgard Thomsen & Martin Tamke  13. Beneficial Change: The Case for Robotics in Architecture Tristan d’Estrée Sterk  14. The Building and its Double: Entropic Modeling in the Hylozoic Soil series Philip Beesley, with Rob Gorbet, Will Elsworthy, Jonah Humphrey and Christian Joakim  15. Persistent Approaches to Designing Functionally Graded Materials Sarat Babu

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Phil Ayres is Assistant Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (RASA), Copenhagen, Denmark.