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Dynamic of the general intellect

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Intellectual, the Merchant, and the Warrior have been the main characters of the fable that we call Modernity. The Merchant and the Warrior have repeatedly tried to subsume the Intellectual, and have generally succeeded, partly because...

Materials and Dematerialization

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...I have always held Banham and his work in great esteem. This is the transcript of the lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 28 February 1992. During the 1950s and 1960s, he...

World in Meltdown

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at The Department of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soft Living Architecture : An Alternative View of Bio-informed Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...This chapter examines the context for architectural practice at a time of ecocide, uncertainty and material insurrection. The idea of the Babelsphere becomes a model and metaphor underpinning an architectural practice of worlding...

Projects

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at The Department of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soft Living Architecture : An Alternative View of Bio-informed Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...The Living Architecture project is an example of an emerging, real-world, soft living architecture. In this chapter, it is accompanied by a progression of proposals that are based on real-world prototypes and parallel worlds, many of which...

Laboratories and Convergences

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at The Department of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soft Living Architecture : An Alternative View of Bio-informed Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...This chapter expands the range of sites for the synthesis and exploration of soft living architecture through various laboratories methods of production, which are variably entangled with the city of Venice. It opens up parallel worlds...

Transformation of Compositional Frameworks

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction The intention of this penultimate chapter is to illustrate the results of a procedure to transform grid structures into forms of potential value to practitioners. Various types of grid, based on well-known classes...

On becoming petrified: The erotic gaze in architectural conception

The Place of Silence : Architecture / Media / Philosophy

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...A person turning to stone is usually bad, while a stone coming to life is desirable. But perhaps it is the confusion of the two realms that is really, and unavowedly, attractive.Barbara Johnson, Persons and Things (Cambridge, MA: Harvard...

Morphing

Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Introduction A discussion on morphing and contouring techniques will bring us to the very core of CAD tools. Not only because most software packages have such or similar commands, but also because contouring and morphing tools have at some...