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Softspace

From a Representation of Form to a Simulation of Space

Edited by Sean Lally, Jessica Young

Routledge – 2007 – 224 pages

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    978-0-415-40202-6
    December 20th 2006
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Description

This well-illustrated book unites essayists and emerging architectural practices to examine how digital tools are increasingly being used in architectural design, not only to show form, structure and geometries but also to visualize and simulate energies and material qualities such as air, gas, sound, scent and electricity.

Softspace takes stock of current advancements in design and research, while drawing on historical and ideological trajectories rooted in the past fifty years. The varied contributors examine the capabilities of such 'energy matters' to act as catalysts for design innovation today.

This well-presented and impressively authored title will provoke architects of all levels to consider the potential for creative and innovative design through the use of digital design tools.

Contents

Featuring: Gnu Form. Helene Furjan. The Weather Group. Tornado -NCSA. Ocean North Open Source Architects. Marceyln Gow. MAO Works. Chris Hight. dECOi. Biot(h)ing

Author Bio

Sean Lally is Caudill Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture, Texas, USA

Jessica Young is Director of Publications at the Rice School of Architecture, Texas, USA.

Name: Softspace: From a Representation of Form to a Simulation of Space (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Sean Lally, Jessica Young. This well-illustrated book unites essayists and emerging architectural practices to examine how digital tools are increasingly being used in architectural design, not only to show form, structure and geometries but also to visualize and simulate energies...
Categories: Digital Architecture, Architectural Design, Drawing and Presentation, Architecture