Systemic Architecture: Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City by Marco PolettoSystemic Architecture: Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City by Marco Poletto

Systemic Architecture: Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City

byMarco Poletto, Claudia PasqueroEditorMarco Poletto

Paperback | June 20, 2012

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This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational design protocols developed to describe the city as a territory of self-organization.

Collecting together nearly a decade of design experiments by the authors and their practice, ecoLogicStudio, the book discusses key disciplinary definitions such as ecologic urbanism, algorithmic architecture, bottom-up or tactical design, behavioural space and the boundary of the natural and the artificial realms within the city and architecture.

A new kind of "real-time world-city" is illustrated in the form of an operational design manual for the assemblage of proto-architectures, the incubation of proto-gardens and the coding of proto-interfaces. These prototypes of machinic architecture materialize as synthetic hybrids embedded with biological life (proto-gardens), computational power, behavioural responsiveness (cyber-gardens), spatial articulation (coMachines and fibrous structures), remote sensing (FUNclouds), and communication capabilities (Ecological Footprint Grotto).

Supporting the authors' own essays and projects are contributions from key innovators in contemporary architecture and urban design: Michael Batty, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Michael Weinstock and Patrik Schumacher.

Marco PolettoandClaudia Pasqueroare co-founders of ecoLogicStudio and Unit Masters at the Architectural Association.ecoLogicStudio has built an international reputation for its innovative research combining systemic thinking with algorithmic design and large-scale prototyping. Completed projects include a public library, the "Lightwall...
Title:Systemic Architecture: Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415596084

ISBN - 13:9780415596084

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Table of Contents

Preface  The Ecology of the Self-Organizing City  The Urban Algorithm  Coding as Gardening  Algorithmic DiverseCity  Architecture as Systemic Design Practice  The Liquid City by Michael Batty and Andrew Hudson-Smith  On Systemic Architecture Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto in conversation with Patrik Schumacher  Ecology and Material Culture Michael Weinstock Environments  Machines  Behavioral Spaces