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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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

On numbers, more or less

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Breeding ideology: Parametricism and biological architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

The historical pertinence of parametricism and the prospect of a free market urban order

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction To respond to manifest societal trends, i.e., technological, socioeconomic, and political trends, is a vital capacity of architecture. However, this response must be an architectural rather than a political response. Debating...

Reproducing nature

Richard Coyne

Richard Coyne is Professor of Architectural Computing at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Network Nature : The Place of Nature in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The forms, structures and functions of leaves, flowers, insects, mosses and other elements in nature survive harsh competition. Why not copy them? In this chapter, I will review...