Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming

4.45 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780470746417: Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming

With scripting, computer programming becomes integral to the digital design process. It provides unique opportunities for innovation, enabling the designer to customise the software around their own predilections and modes of working. It liberates the designer by automating many routine aspects and repetitive activities of the design process, freeing-up the designer to spend more time on design thinking. Software that is modified through scripting offers a range of speculations that are not possible using the software only as the manufacturers intended it to be used. There are also significant economic benefits to automating routines and coupling them with emerging digital fabrication technologies, as time is saved at the front-end and new file-to-factory protocols can be taken advantage of. Most significantly perhaps, scripting as a computing program overlay enables the tool user (designer) to become the new tool maker (software engineer). Though scripting is not new to design, it is only recently that it has started to be regarded as integral to the designer's skill set rather than a technical speciality.  Many designers are now aware of its potential, but remain hesitant.  This book treats scripting not only as a technical challenge, requiring clear description, guidance and training, but also, and more crucially, answers the question as to why designers should script in the first place, and what the cultural and theoretical implications are.

This book:

  • Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation.
  • Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudí's final realised design for the Sagrada Família, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication.
  • Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming is the fifth title in the AD Primer series from John Wiley & Sons. The new series invites key international architects, who have made a substantial contribution to Architectural Design (AD), to write on a core preoccupation or theme in their work.

Previous titles in the AD Primer series include:

Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture
Peter Cook
ISBN: 978-0-470-03481-1 (pb)
ISBN: 978-0-470-03480-4 (hb)

Spatial Intelligence: New Futures for Architecture
Leon van Schaik
ISBN: 978-0-470-72323-1 (pb)
ISBN: 978-0-470-72322-7 (hb)

The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture
Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN: 978-0-470-77929-3 (pb)
ISBN: 978-0-470-77928-6 (hb)

The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture
Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN- 978-0-470-71190-3 (pb)
ISBN- 978-0-470-71191-0 (hb)

About the Author:

Mark Burry is Professor of Innovation (Spatial Information Architecture) at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, where he is also Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and Director of the Design Research Institute. He is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Member of the Advisory Board of Gehry Technologies in Los Angeles and has collaborated with leading international architectural and engineering practices. Burry is probably best known for his work on Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família in Barcelona, where he is Executive Architect and Researcher, and has been working for thirty years on the realisation of the completion of Gaudí's vision through computer-aided techniques.

www.wiley.com/extras/scripting

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BooksForStudent
(West Bloomfield, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New Book In Mint condition. Shipping with Trackable Method. No APO/FPO Addresses Please. Bookseller Inventory # 9780470746417NHS

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-74394

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-FEB-46463

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHUB46463

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Romtrade Corp.
(STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New Original US Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # AUSBNEW-74394

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mark Burry
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Basi6 International
(Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New, US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Bookseller Inventory # ABEUSA-46463

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mark Burry
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Auflage. 220 x 170 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. While many designers are now aware of scripting s potential, it is still seen as a difficult arena to enter. Scripting Cultures treats scripting not only as a technical challenge that requires clear description, guidance, and training, but also, and more crucially, it answers why the designer would script in the first place and what the cultural and theoretical implications are. The book also refers readers to a website where they are able to download all the code, explanations, and tutorials to assist with the worked examples. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780470746417

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mark Burry
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 220 x 170 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. While many designers are now aware of scripting s potential, it is still seen as a difficult arena to enter. Scripting Cultures treats scripting not only as a technical challenge that requires clear description, guidance, and training, but also, and more crucially, it answers why the designer would script in the first place and what the cultural and theoretical implications are. The book also refers readers to a website where they are able to download all the code, explanations, and tutorials to assist with the worked examples. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780470746417

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mark Burry
Published by John Wiley and#38; Sons (2011)
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and#38; Sons, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FW-9780470746417

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mark Burry
Published by Wiley (2011)
ISBN 10: 0470746416 ISBN 13: 9780470746417
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0470746416

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book