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Ever since building began, architecture has relied on mathematics to achieve visual harmony, structural integrity, and logical construction. For most of the history of building, architects have applied the principles of Euclidean geometry, the description of points, lines, and volumes according to the three axes of space.

Recently, however, digital design tools and massive computer processing power, along with an increasing interest in physics and pure mathematics, have given architects the means to describe and build spatial constructs that would have been inconceivable even ten years ago.

This carefully researched survey of some forty international projects—largely built—offers an overview of how different strategies are being employed through accessible illustrations and clear text. Each section presents case studies of projects by globally recognized architects through diagrams, photographs, and texts.

Synopsis:

From chaos and complexity theory to topology, from optimization to datascapes: the design and construction of complex, sublime buildings that will change the way we perceive major structures.

About the Author

Jane Burry is an architect and a research fellow at RMIT University's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) in Melbourne, Australia.Mark Burry is Director of SIAL (RMIT University's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) and Founding Director of RMIT's Design Institute.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500342640
Author:
Burry, Mark
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Burry, Jane
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Architecture-Specifications and Detail
Publication Date:
20101108
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color and 200 black-and-white photog
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8.75 x 1 in

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