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Varying degrees of impermanence

Roberto Rovira

Roberto Rovira is Principal of Studio Roberto Rovira, Associate Professor, and former chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. As a registered landscape architect with a design, engineering, and fine arts background, his teaching, research, and creative work explore the potential of landscape architecture in public space and the intersection of technology and living systems through projects like his Ecological Atlas. The Architectural League recognized him as one of eight 2015 Emerging Voices, one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, which spotlights individuals and firms based in the US, Canada, and Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Innovations in Landscape Architecture

Routledge, 2016

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Database

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 The use of databases is a central, essential element of any digital design. Any CAD package designers routinely use, manage, and deploy data in order to perform operations. This chapter not only deconstructs some...

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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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... Roberto Esposito critically appraised this experiment affirming that “without over-emphasising the meaning of a rather circumscribed operation, in terms of its formal results and the modest objective to scandalise, we are confronted by one...

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...

Pixel

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 By discussing the role of pixels in digital design we once again move out of the strictly computational tools to discuss the role that peripherals have; as we have seen in the introduction, input and output peripherals do...

Parametrics

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 The notion of parametrics is perhaps the most popular among those discussed in this book. Of all the techniques explored, parametrics is in fact the one that has permeated the vocabulary of digital architects the most...

Scanning

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 An image scanner—often abbreviated to scanner—is a device that optically digitizes images, printed text, handwriting, or objects, and converts it to a digital image. Image Scanner. In Wikipedia. online. Available from...

Introduction: Designing with computers

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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...A machine is not a neutral element, it has got its history, logic, an organising view of phenomenaBefore venturing into the more detailed conversations on the role of digital tools in the design of architecture and urban plans, it is worth...

Voxels and Maxels

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 Voxels are representational tools arranging a series of numerical values on a regular three-dimensional grid (scalar field). Voxels are often referred to as three-dimensional pixels, as stacks of cubes, enabling to abstract...

Networks

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 The notion of network—the physical or organizational system linking disparate elements—has perhaps become the key concept to understand the cultural and technological practices of the internet age. The penetration of digital...