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9780470516874

Versatility and Vicissitude Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470516874

  • ISBN10:

    0470516879

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-21
  • Publisher: Academy Press

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Summary

Versatility & Vicissitude progresses the discussions initiated by the earlier two titles of AD (Emergence, May 2004, and Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design, March 2006) further by placing the spotlight on performance and interaction with natural ecologies. The exchange between the performance of a designed artifact and the specific contexts and the users are investigated. Thus morpho-ecological design becomes a new mode of achieving truly integral design solutions in collusion with natural ecologies and a powerful, cutting-edge alternative model for sustainability.

Author Biography

Michael U Hensel is an architect, writer and principal researcher in OCEAN and the Emergence and Design Group, as well as a board member of BIONIS (the Biomimetic Network for Industrial Sustainability), and co-founder and co-director of the Emergent Technologies and Design masters programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He is also on the editorial boards of AD and JBE (the Journal for Bionic Engineering). Recent publications include AD Emergence: Morphogenetic Design Strategies (2004), AD Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design (2006), and Morpho-Ecologies (AA Publications, 2006). Forthcoming publications include a book entitled Heterogeneous Space Reader, which he is co-editing with Professor Christopher Hight and Professor Achim Menges, to be published by John Wiley and Sons in early 2009. He is currently working on the concept and content for a peer-reviewed architectural research journal that will focus on research by design.

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Professor Achim Menges is an architect and partner in OCEAN and the Emergence and Design Group. He studied at the Technical University Darmstadt and graduated from the Architectural Association with Honours. He has taught at the AA as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design masters programme since 2002, and as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 from 2003 to 2006. Since 2005 he has been Professor of Form Generation and Materialization at the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design in Germany. His research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, parametric design, biomimetic engineering and computer-aided manufacturing that enable a highly articulated, performative built environment. His research projects have been published and exhibited in Europe, Asia and the US. He received the FEIDAD (Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design) Outstanding Design Award in 2002, the FEIDAD Design Merit Award in 2003, the Archiprix International Award 2003, RIBA Tutor Price 2004, the International Bentley Educator of the Year Award 2005 and the ACADIA 2007 Award for Emerging Digital Practice.

www.achimmenges.net

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Table of Contents

AD Versatility and Vicissitude: Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design
Introduction Versatility & Vicissitude: An Introduction to Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design
Form, Force and Structure: A Brief History
Form, Force, Performance: Multi-Parametric Structural Design
Metabolism and Morphology
Material Performance
Manufacturing Performance
Performance-Oriented Design: Precursors and Potentials
Inclusive Performance: Efficiency Versus Effectiveness - Towards a Morpho-Ecological Approach for Design
Complex Brick Assemblies
Membrane Spaces
Aggregates
Environmental Intensifiers
Engineering Ecologies
Designing Morpho-Ecologies: Versatility and Vicissitude of Heterogeneous Space
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Interior Eye
Building Profile
Practice Profile
Unit Factor Renewable Types and the Urban Plan
Spiller's Bits In Praise of the Blur
Yeang's Eco-Files Recharging your Eco-Batteries
McLean's Nuggets
Userscape The Use of the cellular and New Digital Mapping
Site Lines Making Waves: East Beach Caf
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