Interactive Architecture Series
Robotics in Architecture
The fifth issue of this ever-engrossing bookazine series on Interactive Architecture, from researchers, students and guest lecturers from Hyperbody at the Delft University of Technology and other invited contributors. The topic here is understanding buildings from a life-cycle perspective with respect to their economic and ecological impact on society at large. This development requires practical applications for interactive, robotic architecture, leading to the emergence of active and pro-active building components, which act and interact in ever-changing environments.
The fourth publication of iA bookazine series from the Delft Institute presents the abstract issues of quantum physics to the description and explanation of our physical world. The Delft Institute is also the first university to create a digital gaming software curriculum, and this book opens the door to understanding how new advances in digital software are changing the practice of architecture and re-defining urban space. Finally, a true interaction can be envisioned between users and their constructed environments, and between designers and their computational tools. The book, rich with graphics, illustrations and intertwined photos, is divided into four research projects and the workshop approach to each. Quantum physicists, architects, sociologists, researchers and students come together in this issue of the iA bookazine to challenge the new territory of quantum architecture.
This is the second issue of this innovative bookzine, an inter-disciplinary look at interactive architecture from researchers, students and guest lectures in Kas Oosterhuis’s Hyperbody at the Delft Institute of Technology, along with experts from other organizations. This issue brings the reader deeper into the interactive relationships between built components and people, using parametric Design, Powerlines and multiplayer design games. It also offers an overview on the iWEB pavilion, a vehicle for trans-disciplinary research, education and design developed by Hyperbody, from the software it applies to the building process and to its opening event. A publication fulfilling its destiny as an essential component in this groundbreaking architectural movement.
The iA, or Interactive Architecture, bookzine series will consist of 12 issues bi-annually, published over a period of six years under the supervision Kas Oosterhuis, director of Hyperbody at the Delft University of Technology and principal of ONL [Oosterhuis Lénárd]. The Interactive Architecture (iA), concept is based on the equal input (listening), process (thinking), and output (talking) of people as well as the built components of architecture. This will be one of the first publications to document in detail this groundbreaking new development in architecture. iA will undoubtedly become the premier archive of this endeavor. The publication program will consist of scientific papers on particular aspects of iA and iA-driven MSc projects, iA-inspired case studies from practice, interviews with a renowned researcher/practitioner, and blogs by Kas Oosterhuis. The inaugural issue features contributions from Cas Aalbers, Henriette Bier, Nimish Biloria, Michael Bitterman, Sven Blokker, Sander Boer, Christian Friedrich, Hans Hubers, Xin Xia, and others.
The newest release in the cutting edge iA-bookazine series, volume #3 explores the theme of Emotive Styling. Series-editor Kas Oosterhuis emphasizes the urgency of developing a style for a non-standard architecture based on complex geometry and interaction design. Featured are papers, educational reports, workshops, dialogues and related information on this new subject along with an engaging interview by Gijs Joosen with BMW design director Chris Bangle. This noted journal brings together interdisciplinary writings on the topic of Interactive Architecture from researchers, students, guest lecturers from Hyperbody, in the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, along with experts from various other organizations.
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