The firm has a recognized expertise in digital fabrication, presented by Lisa Iwamoto at the AIA Convention during the Emerging Voices. Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical. Photo: Joshua White Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Iwamoto, Lisa, – Digital fabrications: architectural and material techniques / Lisa.

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Publisher Princeton Architectural Press says: Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual mtaerial components.

This “file to factory” process not only enables architects to realize projects featuring complex or double-curved geometries, but also liberates architects from a dependence on off-the-shelf building components, enabling projects of previously unimaginable complexity.

Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms.

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The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold. Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude.


If i had to recommend you one book about the use of digital tools in architecture, it would be this one. Written by an expert who is also a successful practitioner Lisa Iwamoto, a leader in the field of digital fabrications, is associate professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and a principal of IwamotoScott ArchitectureDigital Fabrications is pleasantly approachable.

First, there’s the visual appeal of the publication. It is a light, compact techniquds shock full of fabulous pictures and concise yet precise descriptions of the many projects covered.

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The most engaging characteristic of the volume however is its content. The author has chosen to highlight the innovative and Techniqjes attitude that reigns among designers and architects who use digital technologies. Many of the projects are detailed and made comprehensible with graphics and pictures making it a great inspiration for other architects as well as for students.


In fact, students projects are also featured in the book.

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Each type of digital fabrication -sectioning, tessellating see the example on the cover of the book: Technicolor Bloom by Brennan Buckfolding, contouring and forming- is explained clearly and then illustrated through descriptions of pioneering case studies, driving you smoothly from the working method adopted by the architects to the final result of their experiments. Be warned that the focus is blatantly on US architects with a preference for the East Coast.

Four different overlapping organic patterns are made of laser-cut aluminium and plastic composite.

Thom FauldersAirspace Tokyo exterior. Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture — and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. Techniquex posible que estemos de acuerdo Yes, design can make you happy.

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