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Parametric schizophrenia

Peggy Deamer

Peggy Deamer is Professor of Architecture and Assistant Dean at Yale University, USA, and a visiting scholar at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The division in Parametrics between parametrics as form-driven scripting and parametrics as intelligence management—BIM (Building Information Modeling)—is as insistent as it is confusing. Calling the larger project of using Parametric...

Speculation, presumption, and assumption: The ideology of algebraic-to-parametric workspace

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole is a British freelance curator and curatorial theorist. His curatorial projects and writing explore the contradictions of neoliberal politics and how they are transforming contemporary art, curatorial practices, the built environment and the political currencies of culture more generally. Previously, Matthew was the Director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies, in the School of Philosophy & Art History at the University of Essex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Where the technologies of parametric and algorithmic scripting are having an increasingly significant political effect is in the redefinition and reconfiguration of work; when and where work happens, and what work is or could be. Already...

Parametricist architecture would be a good idea

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This text should be taken as a timely intervention meant to influence a wider and still incipient debate on the relationship between synthetic algorithms and the built environment. It is meant to obstruct the motion of this ongoing...

Computational Urbanism

Tom Verebes

Tom Verebes is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and tenured Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is also the Director of his practice, OCEAN CN, based in Hong Kong. He has been the director of the AA Visiting School Shanghai (2007–2018), and AA Visiting School in Shenzhen (2018). His former roles include Provost of Turenscape Academy (Beijing; Huangshan, Anhui Province), Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning (2011–2014) and Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2009–2016), Co-Director of the Design Research Lab at the AA in London, where he had taught from 1996 to 2009, and Guest Professor at Akademie der Buildenden Künste (ABK), Stuttgart (2004–2006). Recent visiting roles include Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Practice at RPI, Visiting Critic at Syracuse University, RMIT, Singapore University of Technology & Design, and the University of Tokyo. Among over 150 publications, he has published Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2013), a guest-edited issue of Architectural Design entitled “Mass Customised Cities” (2015), and Shanghai Ten Folio (ORO, 2017). Verebes’ work has been exhibited in over 50 venues worldwide, and he has lectured extensively in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masterplanning the Adaptive City : Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2014

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On numbers, more or less

Reinhold Martin

Reinhold Martin is Professor of Architecture in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he directs the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and is a member of Columbia’s Committee on Global Thought. He has written widely on the history and theory of modern and contemporary architecture. His publications include The Organizational Complex: Architecture. Media, and Corporate Space (MIT, 2003), Multi-National City: Architectural Itineraries (with Kadambari Baxi, Actar, 2007), Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Minnesota, 2010), and Mediators: Architecture, Politics, and the City (Minnesota, e-book, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...If we take “architecture,” as we normally do, to mean the profession and the academic discipline that was codified in the European nineteenth century, it is difficult not to conclude that there would be no architecture without a specific...

A New Toolbox for Adaptable Masterplanning

Tom Verebes

Tom Verebes is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and tenured Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is also the Director of his practice, OCEAN CN, based in Hong Kong. He has been the director of the AA Visiting School Shanghai (2007–2018), and AA Visiting School in Shenzhen (2018). His former roles include Provost of Turenscape Academy (Beijing; Huangshan, Anhui Province), Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning (2011–2014) and Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2009–2016), Co-Director of the Design Research Lab at the AA in London, where he had taught from 1996 to 2009, and Guest Professor at Akademie der Buildenden Künste (ABK), Stuttgart (2004–2006). Recent visiting roles include Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Practice at RPI, Visiting Critic at Syracuse University, RMIT, Singapore University of Technology & Design, and the University of Tokyo. Among over 150 publications, he has published Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2013), a guest-edited issue of Architectural Design entitled “Mass Customised Cities” (2015), and Shanghai Ten Folio (ORO, 2017). Verebes’ work has been exhibited in over 50 venues worldwide, and he has lectured extensively in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masterplanning the Adaptive City : Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2014

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There is no such thing as political architecture. There is no such thing as digital architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The distinction is made here between the term “architecture”—to refer to buildings in general—and the term “Architecture”—commonly used to refer to the “discourse of architecture.” The title of this chapter is deliberately provocative...

The architecture of neoliberalism

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I would like to thank Matthew Poole and Manuel Shvartzberg for inviting me to participate in this project and for their helpful editorial suggestions; and Fonna Forman for our collaboration on many of the ideas that emerged...

Parameter value

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...1 In the fall of 2013, San Francisco witnessed one of the most surprising and unlikely come-from-behind victories in the history of sports. Team Oracle USA overcame an eight-race deficit to beat New Zealand 9–8 in the Americas Cup sailed...

Breeding ideology: Parametricism and biological architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The breeding ideology that envelops parametric architecture is but the most recent expression of a broader historical trend of biologizing and sexualizing architecture. For example, Contemporary Architecture Practice’s design...