Kostas Terzidis. Algorithmic Architecture. Introduction to the MAS Colloquia / • Computer as algorithmic machine. • Development of digital architecture. Algorithmic Architecture, Kostas Terzidis Architectural Press, Oxford. So let’s start with an (admittedly simplistic) question: Are algorithms radically new. Nick Senske, Evaluation and Impact of a Required Computational Thinking Course for Architecture Students, Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE Technical.
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Algorithmic Architecture is not a typical theory-based architectural book; it is not a computer programming or language tutorial book either.
It contains a series of provocative design projects, and yet it is not just a design or graphic art book per se. Following the tradition of architecture as a conglomeration of various design fields – engineering, theory, art, and recently, computation – the challenge of this book is to present a concept that, like architecture, is a unifying theme for many diverse disciplines.
An algorithm is not only a step-by-step problem-solving procedure, a series of lines of computer codes or a mechanistic linguistic expression, but is also an ontological construct with deep philosophical, social, design, and artistic repercussions. Consequently, this book presents many, various and often seemingly disparate points of view that lead to the establishment of one common theme; algorithmic architecture.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 05, Johnjbrantley rated it really liked it. I am about halfway through this book and am betting that the best is to come. The author seems to have a good grasp of computational and design thinking and how to integrate the two.
So far, he has offered some pretty solid and common sense advice on how to go about it. Maybe I like this book because I have similar opinions and interests as the author. It is refreshing to hear an informed argument about computers in design.
We all used them in school, but there seemed to be a lack of theoretical I am about halfway through this book and am betting that the best is to come. We all used them in school, but there seemed to be a lack of theoretical rigor in the discussions we had – I don’t think anyone had both areas of expertise. A lot of times, people ended up taking uninformed positions instead of making a genuine effort to understand them.
To be sure, mine was not that informed either – although I have taken the time to understand computation more since graduating and think a terzldis of other designers would do well to consider doing the same. The author is on shakier ground when discussing broader philosphical concepts, which seem sort of sketched in.
Algorithmic Architecture by Kostas Terzidis
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