New Flatness: Surface Tension in Architecture

New Flatness: Surface Tension in Architecture

Paperback IT Revolution in Architecture

By (author) Alicia Imperiale, Volume editor Antonio Saggio

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  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 188mm x 9mm | 189g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Basel
  • ISBN 10: 3764362952
  • ISBN 13: 9783764362959
  • Illustrations note: 70 colour and 40 b&w illustrations

Product description

In recent architecture theory and practise there has been a tendency to refer to exteriors as a skin concealing an interior, as opposed to the traditional and more physical concepts of surface, flatness, and depth. The computer now enables the architect to call his design into life, free from the rigid material form, and view it as a flexible and interactive creation. In this book, the concepts of flatness and surface tension are examined in the light of virtual design and built reality. A selection of projects are presented to show how the architects regard space and surfaces in modern architectural practice in a digital age.

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