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Seismic Design for Architects

Seismic Design for Architects

Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. A non-mathematical approach focuses upon the principles and practice of seismic resistant design to enable readers to grasp the concepts and then readily apply them to their building designs.

Responsive Landscape Book

Responsive Landscape

Complete with international case studies, this book by Bradley Cantrell and Justine Holzman explores the various approaches taken to utilise responsive technologies in current professional practice. This will serve as a reference for professionals, and academics looking to push the boundaries of landscape projects and seek inspiration for their design proposals.

Integrating Innovation in Architecture

Integrating Innovation in Architecture

This book covers new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design.

Informed Architecture

Informed Architecture

This book connects the different topics and professions involved in information technology approaches to architectural design, ranging from computer-aided design, building information modeling and programming to simulation, digital representation, augmented and virtual reality, digital fabrication and physical computation.

Manufacturing Material Effects

Manufacturing Material Effects

Designers are becoming more directly involved in the fabrication process from the earliest stages of design. This book showcases the design and research work by some of the leading designers, makers and thinkers today.

Tensegrity Systems

This book discusses analytical tools for designing energy efficient and lightweight structures that embody the concept of tensegrity. The book provides both static and dynamic analysis of special tensegrity structural concepts,

Post-Parametric Automation

A mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: “how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?”

Space Architecture

Architecture in Space is entering a new era. It is over 40 years now since the late Neil Armstrong became …

Advancing Wood Architecture

Advancing Wood Architecture offers a comprehensive overview of the new architectural possibilities that are enabled by cutting-edge computational technologies in wood construction.

Performalism

Today, with the advent of digital media technologies and the ability to conceptualize, express and produce complex forms using digital means, the question of the

Made by Robots

In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture

Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques.