DIgital Fabrications

DIgital Fabrications

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Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms. The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and forming. Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold. Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude. Featured architects include AEDS/Ammar Eloueini, Atelier Manferdini, Brennan Buck, MOS, Office dA, Florencia Pita/MOD, Mafoomby, URBAN A+O, SYSTEMarchitects, Andrew Kudless/Matsys, IwamotoScott, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Chris Bosse, Tom Wiscombe/EMERGENT, Thom Faulders Architecture, Jeremy Ficca, SPAN, GNUFORM, Heather Roberge, PATTERNS, Ruy Klein, and servo.Unlike sectioning, for example, a technique that is somewhat irrespective of material in that material properties do not inherently change when cut in ... In The Function of Ornament, Farshid Moussavi and Michael Kubo attribute the current architectural transition toward ornament and building enclosure to affect ... The projects in this chapter use such folded systems to make surface, volume, and structure.

Title:DIgital Fabrications
Author:Lisa Iwamoto
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press - 2013-07-02


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