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