By (author) Kostas Terzidis
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Algorithmic Architecture by Kostas Terzidis
Book DescriptionWhy does the word design owe its origin to Latin and not Greek roots? Where do the limits of the human mind lie? How does ambiguity enter the deterministic world of computation? Who was Parmenides and why is his philosophy still puzzling today? This unique volume challenges the reader to tackle all these complex questions and more. Algorithmic Architecture is not a typical theory-based architectural book; it is not a computer programming or language tutorial book either. It contains a series of provocative design projects, and yet it is not just a design or graphic art book per se. Following the tradition of architecture as a conglomeration of various design fields - engineering, theory, art, and recently, computation - the challenge of this book is to present a concept that, like architecture, is a unifying theme for many diverse disciplines. An algorithm is not only a step-by-step problem-solving procedure, a series of lines of computer codes or a mechanistic linguistic expression, but is also an ontological construct with deep philosophical, social, design, and artistic repercussions. Consequently, this book presents many, various and often seemingly disparate points of view that lead to the establishment of one common theme; algorithmic architecture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750667258
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Architectural Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kostas Terzidis
Algorithms for Visual Design Using the Processing Language, Hardback (May 2009)
This book offers design engineers the technical, theoretical, and design means to develop computer code that will allow them to experiment with design problems in the digital domain.
Expressive Form, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Kostas Terzidis
With the increased use of computers, architecture has found itself in the midst of a plethora of possible uses. This text combines theoretical enquiry with practical implementation to examine the use of computers related to architectureal form and design.
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