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Future Details of Architecture

Future Details of Architecture

Garcia, Mark (ed.) (2014) Future Details of Architecture. Wiley, Chichester, UK. ISBN 978-1118522530

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Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely ′death of the detail′ by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano–bio–information–computation consilience, the detail is now an increasingly vital force in architecture. Though such digitally designed and produced details are diminishing in size to the molecular and nano levels, they are increasingly becoming more complex, multi–functional, high performance and self–replicating. Far from being a non–essential and final finish, this new type of highly evolved high–tech detail is rapidly becoming the indispensable and critical core, the (sometimes iconic) DNA of an innovative new species of built environmental form that is spawning in scale and prominence, across product, interior, urban and landscape design. This issue of AD re–examines the history, theories and design of the world s most significant spatial details, and explores their innovative potentials and possibilities for the future of architecture.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture; Details; Histories; Theories; Design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 22:19

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