Performative Architecture: Beyond Instrumentality

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This book addresses the emergence of a new kind of architecture, in which building performance is a guiding design principle, adopting new performance-based priorities for the design of cities, buildings, landscape and infrastructures. This emerging architecture places broadly defined performance above form making; it uses digital technologies of quantitative and qualitative performance-based simulation to offer a comprehensive approach to the design of the built environment. The emphasis on building performance is now redefining expectations of the building design, its process and practice.

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'I would like to recommend these [reviewed alongside Architecture in the Digital Age] books. The topic needs to be better understood by students and those not privileged enough to be in the group represented by these volumes. The participants ... were stellar ... These books fulfill a genuine need.' - Journal of Architectural Education
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415700832
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Branko Kolarevic is an Associate Professor of Architecture and founder of the Digital Design Research Lab (DDRL) ( at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored, edited, or co-edited several books, including Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing, published by Spon Press in 2003. He is the past President of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).

Ali Malkawi is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Founder and former coordinator of the Augmented Reality Group at the University of Michigan, he currently heads the Building Simulation Group at Penn.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Kolarevic & Malkawi 1. Architecture's Unscripted Performance David Leatherbarrow 2. Product and Process: Performance-Based Architecture Andrew Whalley 3. Sustainable Design: An American Perspective Mahadev Raman 4. Biotechniques: Remarks on the Intensity of Conditioning William Braham 5. Performance Form Thomas Herzog 6. Performance Simulation: Research and Tools Ali Malkawi 7. A Framework for Rational Building Performance Dialogues Godfried Augenbroe 8. Engineering Complexity: Performance Based Design in Use Craig Schwitter 9. Engineering in a Performative Environment Jean-Francois Blassel 10. Non-Standard Structural Design for Non-Standard Architecture Harald Kloft 11. Communicative Display Skin for Buildings: Bix at the Kunsthaus Graz Jan Edler 12. The Structure of Vagueness Lars Spuybroek 13. Performativity: Beyond Efficiency and Optimization in Architecture Ali Rahim 14. Computing the Performative Branko Kolarevic 15. Towards the Performative in Architecture Branko Kolarevic 16. Performance (and Performers): In Search of Direction (and a Director) Peter McCleary 17. Panel Discussion 1: Conceptual Performativity 18. Panel Discussion 2: Operative Performativity Epilogue Kolarevic & Malkawi

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