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The Resource Discrete : reappraising the digital in architecture, guest-edited by Gilles Retsin

Discrete : reappraising the digital in architecture, guest-edited by Gilles Retsin

Label
Discrete : reappraising the digital in architecture
Title
Discrete
Title remainder
reappraising the digital in architecture
Statement of responsibility
guest-edited by Gilles Retsin
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After two decades of experimentation with the digital, the prevalent paradigm of formal continuity is being revised and questioned by an emerging generation of architects and theorists. While the world struggles with a global housing crisis and the impact of accelerated automation on labour, digital designers' narrow focus on mere style and continuous differentiation seems increasingly out of touch. This issue charts an emerging body of work that is based on a computational understanding of the discrete part or building block, proposing that a new, digital understanding of assembly, based on parts, contains the greatest promise for a complex, open-ended, adaptable architecture. This approach capitalises on the digital economy and automation, with the potential of the digital to democratise production and increase access. The digital not only has deep implications for how we design and produce architecture; it is also a new system of production with economic, social and political consequences that need to be taken into account. This issue presents a diverse body of work focused on the notion of the discrete: from design experiments and aesthetics, to urban models, tectonics, distributed robots, new material organisations and post-capitalist scenarios engaging with automation
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
720.2840285536
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA2728
LC item number
.D573 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Retsin, Gilles
  • Morel, Philippe
  • Koehler, Daniel
  • Claypool, Mollie
  • Menges, Achim
  • Carpo, Mario
  • Ago, Viola
  • Trotter, Marrikka
  • Leach, Neil
Series statement
  • Profile
  • Architectural design
Series volume
  • no. 258
  • vol. 89, 02
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architectural design
  • Design and technology
  • Architectural design
  • Design and technology
Label
Discrete : reappraising the digital in architecture, guest-edited by Gilles Retsin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"March/April 2019."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
About the guest-editor: Gilles Retsin -- Discrete Architecture in the Age of Automation / Gilles Retsin -- The Origins of Discretism: thinking unthinkable architecture / Philippe Morel -- Architecture for the Commons: participatory systems in the age of platforms / Jose Sanchez -- Mereological thinking: figuring realities within urban form / Daniel Koehler -- Bits and pieces: digital assemblies, from craft to automation / Gilles Retsin -- Our automated future: a discrete framework for the production of housing / Mollie Claypool -- Rubens structures: a different lightness through performance adaptability / Manja van de Worp -- Distributed fabrication: cooperative making with larger groups of smaller machines / Maria Yablonina and Achim Menges -- Discrete flexibility: computing lightness in architecture / Manual Jimenez Garcia -- Et Alia: a projective history of the architectural discrete / Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou -- Particlised: computational discretism, or the rise of the digital discrete / Mario Carpo -- Complicit: the creation of and collaboration with intelligent machines / M Casey Rehm -- Discrete sampling: there is no object nor field...just statistical digital patterns / Immanuel Koh -- Series and other unit-based alternatives: notes on contemporary digital operations / Viola Ago -- Soft discrete familiars: animals, blankets, and bricks, oh my! / Ryan Vincent Manning -- The discrete charm of the glitch / Marrikka Trotter -- Meta-Utopia and the box: two stories about avant-garde projects / Lei Zheng -- There is no such thing as a digital building: a critique of the discrete / Neil Leach
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1031455387
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781119500346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Discrete : reappraising the digital in architecture, guest-edited by Gilles Retsin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"March/April 2019."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
About the guest-editor: Gilles Retsin -- Discrete Architecture in the Age of Automation / Gilles Retsin -- The Origins of Discretism: thinking unthinkable architecture / Philippe Morel -- Architecture for the Commons: participatory systems in the age of platforms / Jose Sanchez -- Mereological thinking: figuring realities within urban form / Daniel Koehler -- Bits and pieces: digital assemblies, from craft to automation / Gilles Retsin -- Our automated future: a discrete framework for the production of housing / Mollie Claypool -- Rubens structures: a different lightness through performance adaptability / Manja van de Worp -- Distributed fabrication: cooperative making with larger groups of smaller machines / Maria Yablonina and Achim Menges -- Discrete flexibility: computing lightness in architecture / Manual Jimenez Garcia -- Et Alia: a projective history of the architectural discrete / Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou -- Particlised: computational discretism, or the rise of the digital discrete / Mario Carpo -- Complicit: the creation of and collaboration with intelligent machines / M Casey Rehm -- Discrete sampling: there is no object nor field...just statistical digital patterns / Immanuel Koh -- Series and other unit-based alternatives: notes on contemporary digital operations / Viola Ago -- Soft discrete familiars: animals, blankets, and bricks, oh my! / Ryan Vincent Manning -- The discrete charm of the glitch / Marrikka Trotter -- Meta-Utopia and the box: two stories about avant-garde projects / Lei Zheng -- There is no such thing as a digital building: a critique of the discrete / Neil Leach
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1031455387
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781119500346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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