Mathematics of Space
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 29, 2011 - Architecture - 136 pages
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.
For students and practitioners alike, Mathematics in Space covers vital topics in a constantly changing discipline.
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