Design Technology in Contemporary Architectural Practice

Design Technology in Contemporary Architectural Practice

Dominik Holzer
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Design Technology in Contemporary Architectural Practice lifts the curtain to unveil how eleven world-leading design studios integrate technology (such as computational design, BIM, and digital fabrication) as part of their day-to-day design exploration and delivery. Via first-hand accounts, the book offers rare insights about how these firms apply technology to purposefully disrupt and support their creative design processes in order to then explore how technology can be integrated on an organisational level. The resulting practice stories are loosely tied to four chapters that discuss how Design Technology corresponds to studio culture, collaboration and delivery protocols, business opportunities, knowledge sharing, staff empowerment, and more.

The author is less interested in presenting the latest and greatest tools than in focusing on cultural and organisational challenges and opportunities. This book benefits both the professional market (such as design firms reflecting on their technology use), as well as the academic context (with its critical reflection on the interface between design process and technology support). Stories from the following design firms are included: Coop Himmelb(l)au; Foster + Partners; Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG); Zaha Hadid Architects; Diller Scofidio + Renfo; Heatherwick Studio; Morphosis Architects; SO-IL; Woods Bagot; Herzog & de Meuron; LASSA


Author: Dominik Holzer

Publisher: Routledge

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

ISBN: 9781138624542

Publication Date: June 2023