Emergence : morphogenetic design strategies / guest-edited by Michael Hensel, Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock.

by Hensel, MichaelLooking glass; Menges, AchimLooking glass; Weinstock, MichaelLooking glass.

Series: Architectural design (London, England : 1971): ; Architectural design profile: ; Architectural design profile: ; Architectural design: Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Academy, 2004.Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour) ; 30cm.ISBN: 0470866888.Subject(s): Architectural design -- Data processingLooking glass | Architectural design -- Research | Architecture and scienceLooking glass | Architecture -- Environmental aspectsLooking glass | Architecture, Modern -- 21st centuryLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Emergence is an important new concept in artificial intelligence, information theory, digital technology, economics, climate studies, material science and biometric engineering.

It is a development which is set to inform not only the construction of buildings, but also the composition of new materials. As a new science, coupled with material and technological innovations, it is set to enter architecture into a new phase of transition.

This book presents an account of related developments in artificial intelligence and evolutionary computation, and shows how these developments are being incorporated into new architectures.

This book marks the introduction of a new topic in design Includes high quality CAD images Accompanies a travelling exhibition, showing in Oslo and Copenhagen Includes interviews with Frei Otto and a review of the Advanced Geometry Group at Ove Arup and Partners

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Editorial
  • Emergence in Architecture The Emergence and Design Group,Morphogenesis and the Mathematics of Emergence
  • Frei Otto in Conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
  • Finding Exotic Form: An Evolution of Form Finding as a Design Method
  • Types, Style and Phylogenesis Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
  • Fit Fabric: Versatility Through Redundancy and Differentiation The Emergence and Design Group
  • Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life in Architecture: Exploring the Potential of Generative and Genetic Algorithms as Operative Design Tools
  • Drunk in an Orgy of Technology
  • Engineering Design: Working with Advanced Geometries Charles Walker of Arup & Partners in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
  • Manufacturing Complexity Johann Sischka of Waagner Biro in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
  • Morpho-Ecologies: Approaching Complex Environments
  • Biodynamics Professor
  • Biographies
  • Interior Eye Retail in the Dumpster
  • Building Profile The Kunsthaus at Graz
  • Practice Profile Dale Jones-Evans
  • Engineering Exegesis Blurring the Lines: The Chesa Futura
  • From Political Reportage to Pret-a-Porter
  • Book Reviews
  • Supercrit #1 and #2
  • Book Club
  • Site Lines: A Sort of Homecoming: The Art Gallery of Ontario

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Michael Hensel, Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock are co-cirectors of the Emergent Technologies programme at the Architectural Association Graduate School in London. Michael Hensel is a partner in the experimental award-winning practice Ocean NORTH and Michael Weinstock is Master of Technical Studies at the Architectural Association. The activities of the newly Emergent Technologies programme has already attracted considerable interest internationally with their launch exhibition at the Architectural Association in March 2003. CORUS, British Steel, have also confirmed a commitment to sponsoring the unit's research. The publication is planned to co-incide with a travelling exhibition that will help to promote the issue.