Design Methods

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Birkhäuser, 2008 - Architecture - 83 pages
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Architects often employ design methods to help them find more creative forms. These methods make it possible to break free of the traditional canon of forms and established paradigms. At the same time, there must be enough leeway for a functional, systematic design conception to take shape. This volume focuses in depth on the design methods that have decisively shaped current architectural practice.

Themes are - Diagrammatic methods (using drawings and schematic representations), -Mimetic methods (imitative), - Parametric methods (using a characteristic quantity), - Automated and digital design methods of the contemporary avant-garde, e.g. scaling, datascapes, folding, and morphing.

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Contents

Foreword
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Music and mathematics as models
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WAccident and the unconscious as sources
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Kari Jormakka has been involved with architectural design for years, not only as a full professor of architectural theory at the Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) but also as a design consultant. Dörte Kuhlmann and Oliver Schürer teach design at the Technische Universität Wien.

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