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Emergence: Morphogenetic Design Strategies

Book Description

Emergence is an important new concept in artificial intelligence, information theory, digital technology, economics, climate studies, material science and biometric engineering.

It is a development which is set to inform not only the construction of buildings, but also the composition of new materials. As a new science, coupled with material and technological innovations, it is set to enter architecture into a new phase of transition.

This book presents an account of related developments in artificial intelligence and evolutionary computation, and shows how these developments are being incorporated into new architectures.

  • This book marks the introduction of a new topic in design

  • Includes high quality CAD images

  • Accompanies a travelling exhibition, showing in Oslo and Copenhagen

  • Includes interviews with Frei Otto and a review of the Advanced Geometry Group at Ove Arup and Partners

  • Table of Contents

    1. Coverpage
    2. Titlepage
    3. Copyright
    4. Editorial Helen Castle
    5. Emergence in Architecture Emergence and Design Group
    6. Morphogenesis and the Mathematics of Emergence Michael Weinstock
    7. Frei Otto in Conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
    8. Finding Exotic Form: An Evolution of Form Finding as a Design Method Michael Hensel
    9. Types, Style and Phylogenesis Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
    10. Fit Fabric: Versatility Through Redundancy and Differentiation The Emergence and Design Group
    11. Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life in Architecture: Exploring the Potential of Generative and Genetic Algorithms as Operative Design Tools Dr Una-May O’Reilly, Martin Hemberg and Achim Menges
    12. Drunk in an Orgy of Technology Professor Chris Wise
    13. Engineering Design: Working with Advanced Geometries Charles Walker of Arup & Partners in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
    14. Manufacturing Complexity Johann Sischka of Waagner Biro in conversation with the Emergence and Design Group
    15. Morpho-Ecologies: Approaching Complex Environments Achim Menges
    16. Biodynamics Professor George Jeronimidis
    17. Biographies
    18. Interior Eye Retail in the Dumpster Craig Kellogg
    19. Building Profile The Kunsthaus at Graz Jeremy Melvin
    20. Practice Profile Dale Jones-Evans Leon van Schaik
    21. Engineering Exegesis Blurring the Lines: The Chesa Futura André Chaszar
    22. From Political Reportage to Prêt-à-Porter Eleanor Curtis
    23. Book Reviews
    24. Supercrit #1 and #2 Samantha Hardingham
    25. Book Club
    26. Site Lines A Sort of Homecoming: The Art Gallery of Ontario Sean Stanwick