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Digital culture in architecture : an introduction for the design professions /

by Picon, Antoine.
Published by : Birkhaeuser, (Basel :) Physical details: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. ISBN: 3034602596 Subject(s): Architecture and technology. | Architectural design %Philosophy. | Computer-aided design | Virtual reality in architecture. | Architecture, Modern %21st century. Year: 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- People, computers and architecture: a historical overview : the emergence of the society of information ; The rise of computer epistemology ; Cybernetics in architecture and planning; patterns, systems and networks ; The formalist turn in postmodernism and critical theory ; Digital culture, space and sociability ; Architecture as interface -- Experiments in form and performance : The education of innovative geometries ; Diagramming complexity ; The surface of architecture ; From animation to algorithmics ; Intricate or minimalist elegance? ; Digital age subjectivity, performance and meaning -- From tectonic to ornament: towards a different materiality : Contemporary technology as landscape ; The crisis of scale and tectonic ; from memory to oblivion ; reinventing ornament ; A different materiality ; Materials by design ; Design strategies and professional perspectives ; Will robotization take command? -- The city in the digital sprawl : Urban features in the digital age ; A city of individuals ; An augmented urban reality ; Events, simulations and scenarios ; Towards a splintered city? -- Conclusion : Material continuity and the design practice.

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