Eigenarchitecture

EditorLudger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann

Paperback | January 1, 2014

Eigenarchitecture by Ludger Hovestadt
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This book shifts the frame of reference for today's network- and structure oriented discussions from the applied computational tools of the 20th century back to the abstractness of 19th century mathematics. It re-reads George Boole, Richard Dedekind, Hermann Grassmann and Bernhard Riemann in a surprising manner. EigenArchitecture argues for a literacy of the digital, displacing the role of geometrical craftsmanship. Thus, architecture can be liberated from today's economical, technocratic and bureaucratic straight jackets: from physicalistic optimization, sociological balancing, and ideological naturalizations. The book comprises a programmatic text on the role of technology in architecture, a philosophical text on the generic and on algebraic articulation, and six exemplary projects by postgraduate students in 2012 at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Title:EigenarchitectureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2014Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3990436260

ISBN - 13:9783990436264

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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