Evolutionary Architecture: Nature as a Basis for Design

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About Eugene Tsui and evolutionary architecture . "Eugene Tsui is a polymath, a kind of genius.. His evolutionary ideas fit my image of a desirable, feasible future. The 21st century needs ideas like his that conserve space, energy, and materials without offending aesthetics." -Dr. Richard MeierProfessor of Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley "[Tsui's] drawings, models, and buildings look like buildings from a Spielberg film, circa 3000.. Eugene Tsui's designs defy ...
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About Eugene Tsui and evolutionary architecture . "Eugene Tsui is a polymath, a kind of genius.. His evolutionary ideas fit my image of a desirable, feasible future. The 21st century needs ideas like his that conserve space, energy, and materials without offending aesthetics." -Dr. Richard MeierProfessor of Architecture, Planning, and Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley "[Tsui's] drawings, models, and buildings look like buildings from a Spielberg film, circa 3000.. Eugene Tsui's designs defy the imagination. He is bringing a different view to architecture." -Rocky Leplin The Associated Press "Welcome to the evolutionary architecture of Eugene Tsui.a place where everything is possible, and the mind is constantly being tested and stimulated to open and explore yet another new opportunity.. Tsui's philosophy of architectural design goes against practically everything people have come to know about architecture." -Beverly R. Picache Asian Week Newspaper
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Tsui offers his architectural vision, rooted in his philosophy of life and the principles of nature, and discusses how those related values and ideas can be intertwined to create a new architecture which treats the environment gently and uses our economic resources efficiently. Following an expression of the philosophical observations from which his work springs, he presents the secrets of nature's forms, materials and structures in an architectural framework. Finally, he provides examples of buildings that use evolutionary principles and are made using superior performance materials, both inexpensive and expensive. Extensively illustrated in b&w. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471117261
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.09 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

EUGENE TSUI is a world-renowned architect whose work and talents span many different fields and roles, including contractor, city and regional planner, industrial designer, investigative scientist, inventor, and competitive athlete. The recipient of numerous grants and design awards, Tsui and his work have been profiled on television programs, in documentaries, and in major newspapers and magazines worldwide.
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Table of Contents

EVOLUTION.

Nature as a Basis for Design.

Principles of Evolutionary Architecture.

LESSONS FROM NATURE.

Natural Forms.

Design Research Experiments.

THE ARCHITECTURE.

Selected Works.

Projects Not Yet Built.

A Closing Message from the Author.

Bibliography.

Chronology-Eugene Tsui.

About the Author.

Index.

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