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Computational Design Thinking


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Foreword Achim Menges and Sean Ahlquist Introduction Computational Design Thinking Sean Ahlquist and Achim Menges Formation and Transformation Johann Wolfgang von Goethe On the Theory of Transformations, Or the Comparison of Related Forms D?Arcy Wentworth Thompson Variational Evolution Ernst Mayr The Meaning of General System Theory Ludwig von Bertalanffy Systems Generating Systems Christopher Alexander The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics Gordon Pask Towards a Humanism Through Machines Nicholas Negroponte A New Agenda for Computer-Aided Design William J Mitchell Algorithmic Form Kostas Terzidis Architecture and Practical Design Computation Mark Burry An Introduction to Creative Evolutionary Systems Peter J Bentley and David W Corne Constrained Generating Procedures John H Holland Real Virtuality Manuel DeLanda A Natural Model for Architecture John Frazer Morphogenesis and the Mathematics of Emergence Michael Weinstock Philosophy of Mathematics for Computational Design: Spatial Intuition Versus Logic Jane Burry Associative Design: From Type to Population Peter Trummer Integral Formation and Materialisation: Computational Form and Material Gestalt Achim Menges The Computational Fallacy Sanford Kwinter Select Bibliography Index

About the Author

Professor Achim Menges is Director of the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. Currently he is also Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association in London. Sean Ahlquist is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. He has taught at University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts and founded the design firm, Proces2. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association in London.

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