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Forming and centering : foundational aspects of architectural design

Author: Kenneth M Moffett
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly every work of architecture can be characterized by specific approaches to forming and centering. An awareness of these "underpinnings" would facilitate a more informed approach to architectural design problems, as well as a deeper understanding of the central issues (and flaws) embodied by completed works of architecture. But the addressing of such topics has generally remained multifarious and diverse: more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Forming and centering. Foundational aspects of architectural design.
Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2017
(OCoLC)969982032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Moffett
ISBN: 9781786358288 178635828X 9781787143418 1787143414
OCLC Number: 976434869
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Forming and Centering: Foundational Aspects of Architectural Design; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I. Forming; 1 Unitary Form; 2 Addition; Adjoining; Linear Linking; Matrix Embedding; Touching; Enfacing; Collidive Embedding; Superposition; Encapsulation; "Z Axis" Cases; 3 Replication; Singular Duplication; Singular Regression; Linear Duplication; Linear Regression; Planar Duplication; Planar Regression; Volumetric Duplication and Regression; 4 Subtraction; Plan-Oriented: One Dimension of Variability; Plan-Oriented: Two Dimensions; Plan-Oriented: Three Dimensions Elevation-Oriented: One DimensionElevation-Oriented: Two Dimensions; Elevation-Oriented: Three Dimensions; Variants on the Mediating Cases; "Ultimate" Subtraction; 5 Deformation; Tensile; Compressive; Shear; Bending; Torque; Biomorphic; Explosive; Implosive; 6 Dimensionalities; Planar; Volumetric/Planar; Linear; Volumetric/Linear; ; Planar/Linear; ; Volumetric/Planar/Linear; 7 Formative Hybrids; Volumetric; Planar; Volumetric/Planar; Linear; Volumetric/Linear; Planar/Linear; ; Volumetric/Planar/Linear; Part II. Centering ; 8 Limiting Cases; Radials: Core Centered; Radials: Void Centered Shells: Core CenteredShells: Void Centered; 9 Linking Cases; Full Penumbras: Core Centered; Full Penumbras: Void Centered; Partial Penumbras: Core Centered; Partial Penumbras: Void Centered; Unitary Redux; 10 Centering Hybrids; Additive:; Linear Linking; Touching; Enfacing; Embedding; Superposition; Encapsulation; "Z Axis" Cases; Replicative:; Cores; Grids; Subtractive Incrementation; ; Subtractive Accommodation; Deformative; Morphing; Deformative Accommodation; 11 Conclusions; Forming Modes Related; Centering Modes Related; Forming & Centering modes Related; Appendix 1 A Centering Mode Transformation RingAppendix 2; On Rudolf Schwarz's The Church Incarnate: The Sacred Function of Christian Architecture; About the Author; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Moffett. AIA.

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In this book a fresh look at the central issues of architecture is assembled and recast into a fully integrated narrative, based on two foundational and complementary aspects of architectural design:  Read more...

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