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- Architectural contributors include: Cristiano Cecatto, Neri Oxman, Skylar Tibbits and Michael Weinstock.
- A scientific perspective by Philip Ball and J Scott Turner.
- Features: Buro Happold's SMART group, DiniTech, Foster + Partners' Specialist Modelling Group, the Freeform Construction group and Stuttgart University's Institute for Computational Design.
Achim Menges is an architect, professor and the director of the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. He is also Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program at the Architectural Association in London. Menges' research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer-aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His projects have been published and exhibited worldwide and received international awards. Menges has lectured widely and published more than 60 papers and articles on his research over the last eight years.
ch 1 Pattern Formation in Nature: Physical Constraints and Self?]Organising Characteristics
ch 2 Evolutionary Architecture? Some Perspectives From Biological Design
ch 3 Material Resourcefulness: Activating Material Information in Computational Design
ch 4 Material Behaviour: Embedding Physical Properties in Computational Design Processes
ch 5 Material Capacity: Embedded Responsiveness
ch 6 Physical Drivers: Synthesis of Evolutionary Developments and Force?]Driven Design
ch 7 Design to Self?]Assembly
ch 8 Aggregate Structures: Material and Machine Computation of Designed Granular Substances
ch 9 Living Systems: Designing Growth in Baubotanik
ch 10 Programming Matter
ch 11 Material Articulation: Computing and Constructing Continuous Differentiation
ch 12 Material, Form and Force
ch 13 Engineering Integration: Real?]Time Approaches to Performative Computational Design
ch 14 Manufacturing Reciprocities
ch 15 The Role of Additive Manufacturing and Physiomimetic Computational Design for Digital Construction
ch 16 Distinguishing Between the Drawn and the Made