Design Engineering Re-Focused

Author(s): Hanif Kara

design & construction | AD Architectural Design | Wiley

The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines - strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any false dichotomies will be revealed and the many non-linear processes borne out of challenging conventions between traditional and new modes of practice will be revealed. Projects based on a body of experience spanning many years will be selected to support experimentation that goes beyond an undisciplined search for originality, innovation and creativity. In addition to writings from Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia contributions will be sought from specialists in the field who have played a role in the operations of P.art(R) at AKT II - past and present - qualifying them to disseminate and distribute a particular form of 'knowledge'.



  • Features work of architectural practices: Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, HOK, Serie Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects.

  • In addition to AKT II, it will encompass the work of engineers and engineering consultants such as: Arup, Cecil Balmond, Buckminster Fuller, Buro Happold, Pier Luigi Nervi and Peter Rice.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 7 FUTURE FOCUS 8-9 Mohsen Mostafavi ENGINEERING AS EXPLORATION 10-11 John Ochsendorf PART 1 INTRODUCTION AND TERRAIN 12-13 Hanif Kara 1 THE PINK NOISE OF DESIGN ENGINEERING 14-33 Hanif Kara 2 DIGITAL TO POST-DIGITAL 34-51 Daniel Bosia 3 SO DIGITAL, IT S ANALOGUE 52-61 Jordan Brandt 4 ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING INTERFACE 62-75 Sawako Kaijima and Panagiotis Michalatos 5 ABACUS AND SKETCH 76-87 Andrew Ruck 6 DIGITAL DEXTERITY 88-95 Djordje Stojanovic 7 DIGITAL VERNACULAR 96-109 Jeroen Janssen and Adiam Sertzu PART 2 HEFT, ONTOLOGY AND HORIZON 110-111 Daniel Bosia 8 GEOMETRY AND ORGANISATION 112-125 Daniel Bosia 9 MATERIAL MATTER 126-139 Ed Moseley and Martijn Veltkamp 10 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS 140-151 Philip Isaac 11 FORCES OF NATURE 152-165 Jeroen Janssen and Marc Zanchetta 12 STRUCTURAL SKINS 166-181 Marco Cerini 13 HYBRID SHELLS 182-193 Jeroen Janssen and Richard Parker 14 TENSILE STRUCTURES 194-213 Diego Cervera de la Rosa and Alessandro Margnelli; James Kingman 15 INTERWEAVING PRACTICE 214-233 Edoardo Tibuzzi EDITOR BIOGRAPHIES 234 CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES 235 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 236 INDEX 237-240

General Fields

  • : 9781119164876
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hanif Kara
  • : Hardback
  • : 240