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Material Computation


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Introduction Material Computation: Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design ch 1 Pattern Formation in Nature: Physical Constraints and Self ]Organising Characteristics ch 2 Evolutionary Architecture? Some Perspectives From Biological Design ch 3 Material Resourcefulness: Activating Material Information in Computational Design ch 4 Material Behaviour: Embedding Physical Properties in Computational Design Processes ch 5 Material Capacity: Embedded Responsiveness ch 6 Physical Drivers: Synthesis of Evolutionary Developments and Force ]Driven Design ch 7 Design to Self ]Assembly ch 8 Aggregate Structures: Material and Machine Computation of Designed Granular Substances ch 9 Living Systems: Designing Growth in Baubotanik ch 10 Programming Matter ch 11 Material Articulation: Computing and Constructing Continuous Differentiation ch 12 Material, Form and Force ch 13 Engineering Integration: Real ]Time Approaches to Performative Computational Design ch 14 Manufacturing Reciprocities ch 15 The Role of Additive Manufacturing and Physiomimetic Computational Design for Digital Construction ch 16 Distinguishing Between the Drawn and the Made

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Achim Menges is an architect, professor and the director of the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. He is also Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program at the Architectural Association in London. Menges' research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer-aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His projects have been published and exhibited worldwide and received international awards. Menges has lectured widely and published more than 60 papers and articles on his research over the last eight years.

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