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Morpho-ecologies

Author: Michael Hensel; Achim Menges; Architectural Association (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Architectural Association, 2006.
Series: AA agendas, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume introduces a design approach developed by Michael Hensel and Achim Menges. Based on a synthesis of the processes underlying morphogenesis and ecological dynamics, this approach challenges the predominance of the programme as the starting point for architectural organisation and design.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hensel; Achim Menges; Architectural Association (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781902902531 190290253X
OCLC Number: 65470095
Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Morpho-ecologies --
towards an inclusive discourse on heterogeneous architecture / Michael Hensel and Achim Menges --
pt. 2. Material systems --
proto-architectures --
Introduction / Michael Hensel and Achim Menges --
1. Spread bundle assembly / Judson Moore and Michael Robinson --
Comment / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
2. Elastic rod assembly / Shireen Han --
Comment / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
3. Complex brick assemblies / Defne Sunguroglu --
Comment / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
4. Performative morphologies --
vertical helix / Neri Oxman --
5. Discontinuous strut lattices / Jeremy Richey and Nathan Smith --
Comment / Christopher Hight --
6. Fibrous organisations / Cordula Stach --
Comment / Ludo Grooteman --
7. Integral envelope --
stick morphology / Nazaneen Roxanne Shafaie --
Comment / Simon Beames --
8. Photolepidote / Alexia Petridis --
Comment / Sean Lally --
9. Strip morphologies and healing environments / Daniel Coll I. Capdevila --
Comment / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
10. Continuous laminae / Aleksandra Jaeschke --
Comment / Eva Scheffler --
11. Meta-patch / Joseph Kellner and Dave Newton --
Comments / Julian Vincent and Michael Weinstock --
12. Transitional morphologies / Dae Song Lee --
13. Pleated composites / Edouard Cabay --
14. Membrane organisation / Pavlos Sideris --
15. Adaptive pneumatic shelters / Hani Fallaha --
Comment / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
16. Integral pneumatic assembly / Mustasha Musa --
17. Porous mats / Gabriel Sanchiz Garin --
18. Aggregates 01 / Eiichi Matsuda --
Comment / Theo Lorenz --
19. Aggregates 02 / Anne Hawkins and Catie Newell --
Comment / Christopher Hight --
20. Aggregates 03 / Gen Takahashi --
pt. 3. Differentiation in nature and design --
six essays --
Introduction / Michael Hensel and Achim Menges --
Differentiation, hierarchy and energy in natural systems / Michael Weinstock --
Imperfection as a design parameter / Julian Vincent --
Adaptable equilibrium / Wolf Mangelsdorf --
Beyond the algorithm --
seeking differentiated structures through alternatives to computational design processes / Mark Burry --
Architecture of the many / Peter Trummer --
Moire affects --
epistemologies of measure, order and differentiation in modern architecture / Christopher Hight.
Series Title: AA agendas, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hensel and Achim Menges.

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