Modular Constructs In Architecture And Design
The fourth book in the series (Folding Architecture, Supersurfaces and Bio-Structural Analogues in Architecture) From BiS Publications.
Morphogenesis is one of the three fundamental aspects of developmental biology, attempting to understand how the organised spatial distribution of cells gives rise to specific forms. Applied to Architecture, these processes offer exciting opportunities to explore complex geometries that can then translate into research and architectural modelling.
This book examines morphogenetic processes based on a combination of digital and analogue modeling and manufacturing techniques. Traditional physical modelling techniques were combined with digital 3d modelling and manufacturing technologies, informing the emerging constructs with additional components. These modules can in many cases be translated into architectural designs. They operate as precursors of architecture to come.
These visual studies have been produced in the academic context of the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). The produced output proves not only to be an exciting new way in educational motivation and systematic architectural approach, but also serves as an important step of intruducing (future) architects into the understanding and handling of complex geometries and novel CAD / CAM technologies.
Asterios Agkathidis studied architecture in Thessaloniki and completed postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design in Frankfurt. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then at VMX architects, Amsterdam until 2005. He founded the research laboratory a3lab and teaches at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he is currently working on his PhD.
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