Spirit of the machine: technology as an inspiration in architectural design
This book examines the influence that science and industry has had in the inspiration of design, with particular emphasis on the field of architecture. Using case studies, it explores the expression of technology in all areas of the built and manufactured environment concentrating on current and future developments, and their exponents.
* Speculates about a new design approach that explores innovative and alternative technologies
* Compares the technological design work of engineers and scientists with architects
* Relates experiments with architectural form and structure, technology transfer and ecologically aware design strategies to human requirements and ambitions
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Technology Architecture and Meaning
Themes in Technologically Inspired Architecture
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