Designing Kinetics For Architectural Facades

Author: Jules Moloney
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136709036
Size: 11.31 MB
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Architectural facades now have the potential to be literally kinetic, through automated sunscreens and a range of animated surfaces. This book explores the aesthetic potential of these new types of moving facades. Critique of theory and practice in architecture is combined here with ideas from kinetic art of the 1960’s. From this background the basic principles of kinetics are defined and are used to generate experimental computer animations. By classifying the animations, a theory of kinetic form called ‘state change’ is developed. This design research provides a unique and timely resource for those interested in the capacity of kinetics to enliven the public face of architecture. Extra material including animations can be seen at www.kineticarch.net/statechange

Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures The Next City New Technologies And The Future Of The Built Environment

Author: Gabriela Celani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662473863
Size: 18.94 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2015, held in São Paulo, Brazil, in July 2015. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 200 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on modeling, analyzing and simulating the city; sustainability and performance of the built space; automated and parametric design; building information modelling (BIM); fabrication and materiality; shape studies.

Kinetic Architecture

Author: Charles Linn
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864704952
Size: 13.59 MB
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A shift in the architecture industry’s focus in the last 20 years toward ecological concerns, long-term value, and user comfort has coincided with significant new developments in digital controls, actuators, shading typologies, building physics simulation capability, and material performance. This collision has afforded architects an expanded set of opportunities to create architecture that can respond directly to environmental conditions, resulting in innovative façade designs that quickly become landmarks for their cities. Authors Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn trace the historical development of active façades in modern architecture, and reveal how contemporary architects and consultants design and test these systems.

Kinetic Architecture

Author: Carolina Stevenson
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3034608071
Size: 19.10 MB
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Since architecture is generally conceived and built as stationary and sturdy, kinetic architecture exerts an special fascination. It can be described as the outcome of integrating movement into the built environment. The form, size, position or state of a building alter in response to the changing requirements of its function, users or environment. Kinetic architecture comprises completely movable structures, movable components such as roofs or interior walls and alterations to a façade, for instance by integrating PCMs (phase-change materials). This book presents kinetic architecture as the answer to functional requirements: must the entire building be mobile, must it adapt to changing conditions or must it allow for quick assembly? It documents the various technical options for realizing kinetic structures. The range of applications stretches from a residential building with a completely kinetic facade to sliding apartment walls to folding or hydraulically retractable stadium roofs.

Interactive Architecture

Author: Michael Fox
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616895112
Size: 18.32 MB
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Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect—with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this follow-up, the latest in our Architecture Briefs series. Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World illustrates how structures can process information, make observations, and utilize tools to translate natural systems and create seamlessly integrated environments, from data-driven light installations, responsive sculptures, and performative materials, to smart highways, dynamic spaces, kinetic facades, and adaptive buildings. Ambitious projects from around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Sochi, and Zurich, are illuminated by photographs, diagrams, and renderings.

A Global History Of Architecture

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118981603
Size: 18.16 MB
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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.