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作者 Loukissas, Yanni
書名 Co-Designers : Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781136336836 (electronic bk.)
9780415592277
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (169 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Cover -- Co-Designers -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustration Credits -- Preface -- 1. Introducing the Electronic Brain -- Boundaries of Architecture -- The Engineer, the Architect, and the Computer -- Social Lives of Simulations -- An Ethnographic Account -- Navigating this Book -- 2. Cultures of Simulation -- Architecture in Flux -- The Difficulty of Defining Simulation -- The Shared Space of Alternatives -- Beyond Instrumentality -- Biography of a Simulation -- Designers as Toolmakers -- Designers as Operators -- 3. "Special Men" and Universal Machines -- The Architect -- The Acoustician -- The Structural Engineer -- The Fire Safety Engineer -- A System of Identities -- 4. How do Simulations Know? -- Whither the Generalist? -- Specialized Systems of Knowledge -- Expectations and Limitations -- One Simulation, Many Possible Realities -- Simulations in Competition -- Total Simulation -- Regulating Simulations -- 5. Towards a Pluralistic Formalism -- Personal Form -- Disciplinary Form -- Intent and Performance -- Preserving the Intent -- Repeat Performances -- Performance by Intent -- Pluralists at Play -- 6. Designers in Dialog -- Narratives: Past and Present -- The Limits of Narrative -- Narrative Models -- From Narrative to Theater -- 7. Human, Machine, and Environment -- Professional Narratives -- Non-Professional Narratives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Designers employ a variety of tools and techniques for speculating about buildings before they are built. In their simplest form, these are personal thought experiments. However, embracing advanced computer simulations means engaging a network of specialized people and powerful machines. In this book, Yanni Alexander Loukissas demonstrates that new tools have profound implications for the social distribution of design work; computer simulations are technologies for collective imagination. Organized around the accounts of professional designers engaged in a high-stakes competition to redefine their work for the technological moment, this book explores the emerging cultures of computer simulation in architecture. Not only architects, but acousticians, fire safety engineers, and sustainability experts see themselves as co-designers in architecture, engaging new technologies for simulation in an evolving search for the roles and relationships that can bring them both professional acceptance and greater control over design. By illustrating how practices of simulation inform the social relationships and professional distinctions that define contemporary architecture, the book examines the cultural transformations taking place in design practice today
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Loukissas, Yanni Co-Designers : Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415592277
主題 Architecture and technology.;Computer simulation.;Architectural design.;Architectural practice
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