Digital Tectonics

Digital Tectonics

by Chris Williams
     
 

The old opposition between a digital culture of sensuous, ephemeral images and a tectonic culture of pragmatic building has given way to a new collaboration between the two domains, a 'digital tectonics'. Computer linked fabrication techniques of many kinds have become an integral part of the design process, while new digital tools are allowing engineers and

Overview

The old opposition between a digital culture of sensuous, ephemeral images and a tectonic culture of pragmatic building has given way to a new collaboration between the two domains, a 'digital tectonics'. Computer linked fabrication techniques of many kinds have become an integral part of the design process, while new digital tools are allowing engineers and architects to understand in far more detail the behaviour of load carrying surfaces, and to generate new architectural forms. 

Digital and computer-linked design techniques is one of the hottest topics in architecture and in an ever-expanding world of digital technology this book tackles the practical elements of the field.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Divided into three distinct sections, comprising a collection of essays and transcripts by notable architects theorists and engineers..." (Architecture Australia, 4/1/2004)

"...gives these ideas extra punch-alluring stuff..." (Building For a Future, January 2004)

"...collection of thought-provoking articles and wonderful illustrations'really reveals the spirit of architecture..." (Building Engineer, August 04)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470857298
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Leach, Professor Architectural Theory, University of Bath

David Turnbull, Professor of Architecture, University of Bath

Chris Williams,Senior Lecturer in Engineering, University of Bath

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