Publisher description for Contemporary techniques in architecture / guest-edited by Ali Rahim.


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Counter This publication addresses the most far-reaching and innovative developments in digital practice to have taken place in the last five years. It demonstrates how experimental architects are being challenged at a new rigorous intellectual level and are going beyond the strictures of the conceptual into the realm of the material. As digital techniques are starting to be successfully assimilated and translated into design methodology, they are also, for the first time being seen through to architectural realisation. This is illustrated here at the scale of space, material programme and construction. The title includes the work of high-profile philosophers, architects and engineers, such as Manuel Delanda who wrote 1000 Years of Non-Linear History; Greg Lynn; Foreign Office Architects; and Cecil Balmond of Ove Arup, who has worked with Daniel Libeskind on his proposal for the Spiral Building, London, as well as with Philip Johnson and Studio Baad on the Chavasse Park Project featured here. Cintemorary Techniques in Archtiecture takes architectural publishing's treatment of the digital to a new level, looking at its potential in a realised form as well as a creative medium. Johan Bettum Scott Cohen Foreign Office Architects Kolatan MacDonald Studio Greg Lynn Objectile OCEAN North Ali Rahim Servo

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Architectural design History 20th century