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  • By Paul Nicholas
  • Riverside Architectural Press
  • Softcover, 114pp, 2013
  • ISBN 978-1-926724-23-2
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Designing Material

Materializing Design

Designing Material: Materializing Design documents five projects developed at Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. These projects explore the idea that new designed materials might require new designed methods. Focusing on fibre reinforced composites, this book sustains an exploration of the design and making of elastically tailored architectural structures that rely on the use of computational design to predict sensitive interdependencies between geometry and behaviour. Developing novel concepts and operational models by which to specify and materialize causal relationships between configuration and transformation, these investigations reveal a new locus for architectural instruction that requires new kinds of design and information, new representational models, and different modes of design control.

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