[En]Coding Architecture – The Book

The autonomy of architecture, code, fabrication, material morphology, robots, machinic desire and computation.

 

[En]Coding Architecture is a book on the autonomy of architecture, code, fabrication, material morphology, robots, machinic desire and computation. The book presents how the language and tools of computer sciences are influencing computational thinking for architecture and the built environment. It positions the field of architecture as an alloy of programming, digital tooling, art, and science. It synthesizes new trajectories for the profession in a cybernetic context of tectonics, cultural philosophy, architectural theory and geopolitics. Contributors to [En]Coding Architecture show work outlining the shifting role of the designer/architect in the age of code, moving beyond a clear differentiation of disciplines.

Werner, Liss C. (Ed.) “[En]Coding Architecture: the Book,” CMU School of Architecture Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9762941-4-6

Under the Fold

[En]Coding Architecture began as a 3-day conference in Februrary of 2013.  The conference, developed and led by Liss Werner, was organized to highlight the multi-faceted way in which computation is infiltrating the design, practice, and research of Architecture.  After the conference, Madeline Gannon was brought on to help translate the energy and discourse into a book,  as well as contribute work and an introductory essay.

Other persons who were central to the book's success are Lena Tesone (graphic design and layout,) and Mike Jeffers (cover art).

 

Contributors to [En]Coding Architecture include:

SEAN AHLQUIST, Taubman College University of Michigan
STEFANO ARRIGHI, Politecnico di Milano
SILVIA BERTOLOTTI, Politecnico di Milano
NICCOLO CASAS, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture
DAVID M. DECESPEDES, Taubman College University of Michigan
BRANDON CLIFFORD, Taubman College University of Michigan, Matter Design
DALE CLIFFORD, Carnegie Mellon University
MADELINE GANNON, Carnegie Mellon University, MADLAB.CC
JOSE LUIS GARCIA DEL CASTILLO, Universidad de Sevilla, Harvard GSD – Parametric Camp
MARJAN COLETTI, Innsbruck University, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture
GABRIEL BELLO DIAZ, F.A.C., IAAC Barcelona
ALEXANDRE DUBOR, IAAC Barcelona
JACOB DOUENIAS, Carnegie Mellon University
CHRISTIAN ERVIN, Rice University, Harvard GSD
ANDREI GHEORGHE, Die Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
ERIC GOLDEMBERG, FIU Miami, Monad Studio
ZULAING GUO, Taubman College University of Michigan
DEREN GULER, Carnegie Mellon University
FLEET HOWER, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MICHAEL S. JEFFERS, Carnegie Mellon University
NICOLE KOLTICK, Westphal College Drexel University
NEIL LEACH, USC
MATTEO MERAVIGLIA, Politecnico di Milano
PANAGIOTIS MICHALATOS, Harvard GSD
GALILEO MORANDI, Politecnico die Milano
WARREN NEIDICH, TU Delft
WES MCGEE, Taubman College University of Michigan, Matter Design
GUVENC OZEL, UCLA, Özel Office
KRISTA PALEN, Harvard GSD
LILA PANAHIKAZEMI, DIA Dessau International Architecture Graduate School
JORDAN C. PARSONS, Carnegie Mellon University
MAJ PLEMENITAS, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, Linkscale
BENJAMIN RICE, Matter Management
INGEBORG M. ROCKER, Harvard GSD
ROCKER-LANGE ARCHITECTS
BENCE PAP, Die Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
ANDREA ROSSI, DIA Desssau International Architecture Graduate School
PIERPAOLO RUTTICO, Politecnico di Milano, Indexlab
JENNY E. SABIN, Cornell University, Jenny Sabin Studio
BENNETT SCORCIA, Taubman College University of Michigan
HAROLD SPRAGUE SOLIE, Taubman College University of Michigan
MATTEO TARAMELLI, DIA Desssau International Architecture Graduate School
JUSTIN TINGUE, Taubman College University of Michigan
ROBERT TRUMBOUR, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Khora
ANDREAS TRUMMER, Technical University Graz
XIAOWEI R. WANG, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard GSD
ZACK JACOBSON WEAVER, Carnegie Mellon University
GILL WILDMAN, PlotLondon
AARON WILLETTE, Taubman College University of Michigan, Khora
ALEX WOODHOUSE, California College of the Arts
MARK WRIGHT, Taubman College University of Michigan
HIRONORI YOSHIDA, ETH Zurich
LEAH ZALDUMBIDE, California College of the Arts
NING ZHOU, Taubman College University of Michigan
ANDREW WOLKING, Taubman College University of Michigan