Manufacturing Material Effects

Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture

Edited by Branko Kolarevic, Kevin Klinger

© 2009 – Routledge

320 pages | 400 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415775755
pub: 2008-10-28
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About the Book

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. Introduction2. Retooling Architecture3. Ambient and Augmented Architectures: Parametric Pedagogies in the Electrified Studio4. The Craft Of Digital Making5. Architect / Robot / Fabricator/ Craft-worker6. OMAterial7. Different Differences 8. Opportunistic Architecture9. Translucencies10. The Possibility of (an) Architecture 11. Computation and Materiality 12. Integral Formation and Materialization: Computational Form and Material Gestalt13. Towards a Digital Materiality 14. Material Practices 15. Associative Design in Fabrication 16. Custom CAD/CAM: Pushing the boundaries of CNC fabrication17. Cut to Fit18. Material Effects: A Fabricator’s Viewpoint 19. Interdisciplinary Relationships: Innovation Through Collaboration 20. Collaborations 21. Material Experiments in Design and Build Projects22. Thinking Versus Making: Remediating Design Practice in the Age of Digital Representation

About the Editors

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.

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