Chances of living architecture
Advancements in adaptive architecture
Ed. by Kretzer, Manuel / Hovestadt, Ludger
Series:Applied Virtuality Book Series 8
- A collection of valuable contributions by renown researchers
- Interdisciplinary research and its potential for architecture in the future
- Themes: innovative material development, bionspiration, sustainability, interaction and intelligence
Aims and Scope
In times where the very concept of ‘nature’ is questioned not only in its philosophical dimension, but in the core of its biological materiality, we need to reconsider the interrelations between architecture and nature. This not only applies to strategies on environmental responsibility but equally on anticipatory human behavior and cultural or demographic variety.
To address these challenges this book proposes to embrace the unknown and cultivate the architectural discipline towards an integrated and cross-disciplinary practice. It unravels compelling innovative and forward-thinking design narratives by leading international practitioners and researchers who investigate novel associations between architecture, nature and humanity for a future, alive architecture. Structured around the three closely cross-linked core themes “bioinspiration”, “materiability”, and “intelligence” the book engages with the starting point of an emerging new design field, where the symbiosis of physics, biology, computing and design promises the redefinition of what we call architecture today.
- 220 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Architects, Students, Material Science