The logics of digital processes in architecture have begun to structure the way that architects design, the way that builders build, and the way that industry is reorganizing. The process of architectural design has become a complex workflow. At the core of the shift toward more expansive forms of digital production within the design and construction industry is the integration of communication through digital networks. The goal is to develop a continuous, easily accessible and parametrically adaptable body of information that coordinates the process from design through a building’s lifecycle. Organized around the key fields of Designing Design, Designing Assembly and Designing Industry, this book is a reference work on digital technologies as key factors in architectural design, fabrication and workflow organization. It presents essays and case studies from some of the leading voices on the topic.
Paradigm for the design professions First-hand accounts of leading international voices Systematic overviews on key topics and built examples of successful applications
Scott Marble, a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks, is Director of Integrated Design at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). David Benjamin is Co-Founder of The Living and Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. Neil Denari is Principal of NMDA in Los Angeles and Professor of Architecture at UCLA. Adam Marcus is an architect and Visiting Researcher at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He was a Senior Designer at Marble Fairbanks for five years. Phil Bernstein is an architect, a Vice President at software provider Autodesk, and teaches Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture.Ben van Berkel is a Founding Partner of UNStudio and is Professor of Conceptual Design and Head of the Architecture Department at the Stäedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger are Partners at Barkow Leibinger Architects. Fabian Scheurer is a computer scientist and Co-Founder of designtoproduction. Shane M. Burger was Director of the Computational Design Unit and Associate at Grimshaw Architects from 2003-2011. He is currently Director of Design Technology at Woods Bagot and Director of the Smartgeometry Group. James Kotronis is the US-eastern Regional Director at Gehry Technologies. Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto are Principals of Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture. Jesse Reiser is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Paolo Tombesi is Chair of Construction at the University of Melbourne. Thom Mayne is Founder and Design Director of Morphosis Architects and a Professor at UCLA. Marty Doscher is Founder and Director of SYNTHESIS Technology Integration based in Los Angeles. He was previously Technology Director at Morphosis Architects for eight years. Craig Schwitter is the Managing Director for North America at Buro Happold Consulting Engineers. Ian Keough is Associate Technical Director. John Nastasi is an architect and Founder and Director of the Product-Architecture Lab at the Stevens Institute of Technology.