Complexity: Design Strategy and World View

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Today it is complexity studies, with their starting point in physics, that define the current approach to the concept of complexity. They have established a new connection between the natural sciences and information technology and have thus become a central premise of computer-based approaches to design.
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Today it is complexity studies, with their starting point in physics, that define the current approach to the concept of complexity. They have established a new connection between the natural sciences and information technology and have thus become a central premise of computer-based approaches to design.
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In cooperation with the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts) and the Chair of Computer-Aided Architectural Design at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich).
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Table of Contents

Editorial Andrea Gleiniger Gleiniger, Andrea Georg Vrachliotis Vrachliotis, Georg 7

Context in Architectural Composition: Excerpts from M.F.A. Thesis, Princeton University, 1950 Robert Venturi Venturi, Robert 13

Context and Complexity Denise Scott Brown Brown, Denise Scott 25

"The Difficult Whole," Or the (Re)Discovery of Complexity in Architecture Andrea Gleiniger Gleiniger, Andrea 37

Popper's Mosquito Swarm: Architecture, Cybernetics, and the Operationalization of Complexity Georg Vrachliotis Vrachliotis, Georg 59

Algorithmic Complexity: Out of Nowhere Kostas Terzidis Terzidis, Kostas 75

Strategies for Shaping Complexity in Nature, Society, and Architecture Klaus Mainzer Mainzer, Klaus 89

Complexity and Climate Johann Feichter Feichter, Johann 99

"Ach, Luise, Lass ... Das Ist Ein Zu Weites Feld," Or: The Gordian Knot of Complexity Clemens Bellut Bellut, Clemens 109

Appendix

Selected Literature 117

Illustration Credits 125

Biographies 126

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