Mathematics of Space

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George Legendre
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 29, 2011 - Architecture - 136 pages
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A new title in the Architectural Design series that explores the potential of computational mathematics in cutting-edge design

Mathematics has always been a vital tool in the architect's trade, but the last fifteen years have seen a sharp rise in the power of computers and has led to computational abilities far beyond anything previously available. Modern design software and computing power have changed the traditional role of geometry in architecture and opened up new possibilities enabled by topology, non-Euclidean geometry, and other areas of mathematics.

With insight from a top-notch list of contributors, including such notables as Philippe Morel and Fabien Scheurer, Mathematics in Space discusses how the advent of computation and information technology has affected the work of contemporary architects.

  • This new title in the Architectural Design series updates architectural mathematics since the digital revolution
  • With world-class contributors, this is an essential resource for anyone interested in the ways computation has transformed the discipline
  • The book explores fascinating issues in modern design, most importantly the impact of mathematics on contemporary design creativity

For students and practitioners alike, Mathematics in Space covers vital topics in a constantly changing discipline.

 

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
9
Section 3
13
Section 4
15
Section 5
39
Section 6
44
Section 7
45
Section 8
55
Section 11
67
Section 12
68
Section 13
71
Section 14
100
Section 15
102
Section 16
108
Section 17
113
Section 18
119

Section 9
60
Section 10
65
Section 19
130
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About the author (2011)

George L Legendre is a London-based architect and educator. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is the founder of the London-based office IJP Corporation. In 2007, the influential UK weekly Building Design elected the 3-year-old office as one of the top 5 practices in Britain led by principals under the age of 40.

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