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Catalytic Formations

Architecture and Digital Design

By Ali Rahim

Taylor & Francis – 2006 – 232 pages

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Description

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, digital technologies have enabled new techniques for the development of architecture. In Catalytic Formations, Ali Rahim suggests that these digital design techniques have the potential to affect the wider cultural landscape in profound ways. Digital technologies allow architecture to engage in a feedback loop with its context -- to absorb influences and produce concrete effects on its users. This book offers both a philosophy and specific techniques for how architects can catalyze cultural advancements. Also included are provocative examples from Rahim’s work at Contemporary Architecture Practice and projects by Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn, FORM, and other cutting edge architects.

Contents

Preface. Foreword. Introduction. Techniques and Technology. Temporality and Time. Virtual and Actual. Affects and Effects. Feedback and New Techniques. Afterwards. Credits

Name: Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (Paperback)Taylor & Francis 
Description: By Ali Rahim. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, digital technologies have enabled new techniques for the development of architecture. In Catalytic Formations, Ali Rahim suggests that these digital design techniques have the potential to affect the wider...
Categories: Digital Architecture, Architectural Design, Drawing and Presentation, Computer Graphics & Visualization, Architecture