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From a Representation of Form to a Simulation of Space

Edited by Sean Lally, Jessica Young

© 2007 – Routledge

224 pages

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This well-illustrated book unites essayists and emerging architectural practices to examine how digital tools are increasingly being used in architectural design, not only to show form, structure and geometries but also to visualize and simulate energies and material qualities such as air, gas, sound, scent and electricity.

Softspace takes stock of current advancements in design and research, while drawing on historical and ideological trajectories rooted in the past fifty years. The varied contributors examine the capabilities of such 'energy matters' to act as catalysts for design innovation today.

This well-presented and impressively authored title will provoke architects of all levels to consider the potential for creative and innovative design through the use of digital design tools.

Table of Contents

Featuring: Gnu Form. Helene Furjan. The Weather Group. Tornado -NCSA. Ocean North Open Source Architects. Marceyln Gow. MAO Works. Chris Hight. dECOi. Biot(h)ing

About the Editors

Sean Lally is Caudill Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture, Texas, USA

Jessica Young is Director of Publications at the Rice School of Architecture, Texas, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice