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Beyond the Grid - Architecture and Information Technology



A retrospective of experimental works and prototypical projects, from 2000 to 2009, which clearly shows that we have only scratched the surface of digital technology’s potential for concrete applications in architecture. The related new way of thinking about architectural elements transcends the paradigms of grid thinking, precision, and efficiency. It is the practical demonstration of a self conception, which renders digital computation seminal as a basis for a new and productive way to negotiate the idea of architecture, and this in real projects, between the initial appointment and the final result. The digitally mediated visibility of the becoming of architecture leads to the possibility of a non predetermined yet still controllable diversity—one that integrates criteria and plans, processes and built architecture in a superordinate architectonic of continuous specification. Space for individual creativity emerges beyond the structure of the grid elicited by a generative force that tames the power of digital archives, instead of submitting to it.

Jenseits des Rasters – Architektur und Informationstechnologie/Beyond the Grid – Architecture and Information Technology
Anwendungen einer digitalen Architektonik/Applications of a Digital Architectonic Hovestadt, Ludger
2010, 288 S. 230 Abb., 180 in Farbe., Geb. ISBN: 978-3-0346-0096-5

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