Post-parametric Automation in Design and Construction
Book Information Automation, a mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: “how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?” Addressing the use of new digital technologies, particularly parametric automation for design and construction in the building industry, this book looks at how technologically advanced architectural and engineering practices are semi-automating their design processes by using sophisticated algorithms to transform their workflows
CLIMATE RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE / CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTER AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Adaptation to climate change and resource efficiency
This report presents the activities developed jointly in 2015 between the group of INGEO Department (Engineering and Geology of the University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti and Pescara) and the College Architecture of the Florida International University. The comparison is intended to develop operational strategies that can foreshadow a comprehensive set of responses to the changed system performance requirements, with the definition of new design approaches, new methods of procedure, new design processes, new attitudes towards environmental issues.
The CRUNCH Miami research team and a group of graduate architectuire students from FIU's School of Architecture toured the first floating house from Arkup and met with co-founder Nicolas Derouin on Star Island in Miami Beach. The sustainable floating house produces its own energy and harvests its own water. This first built example of the Arkup concept features a luxury home for a single family. However, Nicolas has plans to repurpose the modular house to [...]