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Folding In Architecture

Author : Greg Lynn
ISBN : 0470092181
Genre : Architecture
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This seminal book from Architectural Design was originally published in 1993, at a time of crucial change and on the eve of the digital revolution. It brought together a series of essays that many believe created the favourable environment in which computer-based design could thrive. Considered one of the most influential architecture publications of the 1990s, this book ranks as a classic and in itself is a crucial chapter of history, though one that has been out of print since 1999. This faithful reprinting includes a substantial new introductory essay by Mario Carpo, Head of the Study Centre at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which examines the impact of the original texts and their ongoing significance. Thereafter, the book is true to its original content showcasing projects by ground-breaking architects such as Greg Lynn, Jeffrey Kipnis, Bahram Shirdel, Frank Gehry and Philip Johnson.
Category: Architecture

Folding Architecture

Author : Sophia Vyzoviti
ISBN : 9063690592
Genre : Architecture
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A relatively new trend in architecture, folding is a playful method that opens up the design process to spontaneity and surprise. Folding Architecture presents the results of research into the technique, which was carried out in The Netherlands by the architectural faculty at the TU in Delft. It is an enlightening and inspiring survey that is vividly illustrated and presents all of the much-discussed concepts, projects and buildings in which this process has been applied. And as the book implies the possibilities are endless. Compulsory reference material for any architect or student of architecture who wishes to design outside of mainstream.
Category: Architecture

Deleuze And Space

Author : Ian Buchanan
ISBN : 0802093906
Genre : Architecture
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This collection takes up the challenge of thinking spatially by exploring Deleuze's spatial concepts in applied contexts: architecture, cinema, urban planning, political philosophy and metaphysics. In doing so, it brings together some of the most accomplished Deleuze scholars writing today - Reda Bensmaia, Ian Buchanan, Claire Colebrook, Tom Conley, Manuel DeLanda, Gary Genosko, Gregg Lambert and Nigel Thrift.
Category: Architecture

Circuits And Systems For Wireless Communications

Author : Markus Helfenstein
ISBN : 9780792377221
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book contains revised contributions by the speakers of the 1st IEEE Workshop on Wireless Communication Circuits and Systems, held in Lucerne, Switzerland, from June 22-24, 1998. The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate the vast expertise of the CAS Society in the area of circuit and system design to the rapidly growing field of wireless communications. The workshop combined presentations by invited experts from academia and industry with panel and informal discussions. The following topics were covered: RF System Integration (single-chip systems, CMOS RF circuits), RF Front-End Circuits (CMOS RF oscillators, broadband design techniques), Wideband Conversion for Software Radio (A/D conversion issues, wideband sub-sampling, low-spurious A/D conversion), Process Technologies for Future RF Systems (Si, SiGe, GaAs, CMOS, packaging technologies), DSP for Wireless Communications (DSP algorithms, fixed-point systems, DSP for baseband applications), Blind Channel Equalization (adaptive interference suppression, design techniques, channel estimation). A carefully selected combination of tutorial-like papers as well as papers on specialized and advanced topics is included. Thus, newcomers to the field of wireless communications will benefit from the overview of emerging technologies in circuits and systems, and specialists will benefit from the thought-provoking details presented in this book.
Category: Technology & Engineering

From Formalism To Weak Form The Architecture And Philosophy Of Peter Eisenman

Author : Stefano Corbo
ISBN : 9781317132301
Genre : Architecture
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Peter Eisenman is one of the most controversial protagonists of the architectural scene, who is known as much for his theoretical essays as he is for his architecture. While much has been written about his built works and his philosophies, most books focus on one or the other aspect. By structuring this volume around the concept of form, Stefano Corbo links together Eisenman’s architecture with his theory. From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman argues that form is the sphere of mediation between our body, our inner world and the exterior world and, as such, it enables connections to be made between philosophy and architecture. From the start of his career on, Eisenman has been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. For him, form is not simply a cognitive tool that determines a physical structure, which discriminates all that is active from what is passive, what is inside from what is outside. He has always tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories; in the 80’s, by collaborating with Derrida and his de-constructivist approach; more recently,by discovering Henri Bergson's idea of Time. These different moments underline different phases, different projects, different programmatic manifestos; and above all, an evolving notion of form. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach based on the intersections between architecture and philosophy, this book investigates all these definitions and, in doing so, provides new insights into and a deeper understanding of the complexity of Eisenman’s work.
Category: Architecture

Origami 6 Ii Technology Art Education

Author : Koryo Miura
ISBN : 9781470418762
Genre : Origami
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is a unique collection of papers illustrating the connections between origami and a wide range of fields. The papers compiled in this two-part set were presented at the 6th International Meeting on Origami Science, Mathematics and Education (10-13 August 2014, Tokyo, Japan). They display the creative melding of origami (or, more broadly, folding) with fields ranging from cell biology to space exploration, from education to kinematics, from abstract mathematical laws to the artistic and aesthetics of sculptural design. This two-part book contains papers accessible to a wide audience, including those interested in art, design, history, and education and researchers interested in the connections between origami and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Part 2 focuses on the connections of origami to education and more applied areas of science: engineering, physics, architecture, industrial design, and other artistic fields that go well beyond the usual folded paper.
Category: Origami

The Digital Turn In Architecture 1992 2012

Author : Mario Carpo
ISBN : 9781118425916
Genre : Architecture
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Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design (AD) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vivid documentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucial architectural and theoretical developments. This anthology of AD’s most salient articles is chronologically and thematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline of the recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design and production. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recent history of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essay and in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogical and research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis also relates the present state of digitality in architecture to the history and theory of its recent development and trends, and raises issues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of the design professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by one of its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim, Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.
Category: Architecture

Architecture And Identity

Author : Chris Abel
ISBN : 9781135141219
Genre : Architecture
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'Instead of tuning the consumer to the machine we can now tune the machine to the consumer' This edited collection of essays, now in its second edition, brings together the author's key writings on the cultural, technological and theoretical developments reshaping Modern architecture into a responsive and diverse movement for the twenty-first century. Chris Abel approaches his subject from a wide range of knowledge, including cybernetics, philosophy, new human science and development planning, as well as his experience as a teacher and critic on four continents. The result is a unique global perspective on the changing nature of Modern architecture at the turn of the millennium. Including two new chapters, this revised and expanded second edition offers radical insights into such topics as: the impact of information technology on customized architecture production; the relations between tradition and innovation; prospects for a global eco-culture, and the local and global forces shaping the architecture and cities of Asia. Chris Abel is an architectural writer and educator, based in Malta. He has taught at major universities in the UK, North and South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and is a contributor to numerous international journals and other publications. He currently holds visiting appointments at the University of Malta and the University of the Phillippines.
Category: Architecture

Digital And Analogue Instrumentation

Author : Nihal Kularatna
ISBN : 9780852969991
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A substantial update of his earlier book "Modern Electronic Test and Measuring Instruments" (IEE, 1996), the author provides a state-of-the art review of modern families of digital instruments. For each family he covers internal design, use and applications, highlighting their advantages and limitations from a practical application viewpoint. New enabling semiconductor technology including data converters, signal processors and modern sensors offers new capabilities to instrument designers and the book treats new digital instrument families such as DSOs, Arbitrary Function Generators, FFT analysers and many other common systems used by the test engineers, designers and research scientists.
Category: Technology & Engineering