With the increasing sophistication of CAD and other design software, there is now a wide array of means for both designing and fabricating architecture and its components. The proliferation of advanced modeling software and hardware has enabled architects and students to conceive and create designs that would be very difficult to do using more traditional methods.
The use of CAD technologies in the production of physical models, prototypes and individual elements is increasingly widespread through processes such as CAD/CAM, CNC milling and rapid prototyping. This translation of computer-generated data to physical artefact can also be reversed with devices such as a digitiser, which traces the contours of physical objects directly into the computer.
This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for architecture that can be explored with all the different technologies and techniques available for making complete designs or their components.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- A brief history
- Fabricating architecture in the digital age
- About this book
- Getting started
- Digital tools and machines for fabrication
- Further reading
- Title: Digital Fabrication in Architecture
- Release date: September 2012
- Publisher(s): Laurence King
- ISBN: 9781856698917
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