Atlas of Digital Architecture
Digital technology and architecture have become inseparable, with new approaches and methodologies not just affecting the workflows and practice of architects, but shaping the very character of architecture.
In this compendious work, two dozen university professors and lecturers share their vast range of expertise with a professional writer who assembles this into an array of engaging, episodic chapters.
Structured into six parts, the Atlas offers an orientation to the myriad ways in which computers are used in architecture today, such as: 3D Modelling and CAD; Rendering and Visualisation; Scripting, Typography, Text & Code; Digital Manufacturing and Model Making; GIS, BIM, Simulation, and Big Data & Machine Learning, to name but these.
Throughout, the Atlas provides both a historical perspective and a conceptual outlook to convey a sense of continuity between past, present, and future; and going beyond the confines of the traditional textbook, it also postulates a theoretical framework for architecture in the 21st century.
The Atlas of Digital Architecture then understands itself as an invitation to the rich feast of possibilities and professional profiles that digital technology puts on the table today, and hopes to whet the reader’s appetite for exploring and sampling their great potential.
Ludger Hovestadt, Urs Hirschberg, Oliver Fritz
Diana Alvarez-Marin, Jakob Beetz, André Borrmann, Petra von Both, Harald Gatermann, Marco Hemmerling, Ursula Kirschner, Reinhard König, Dominik Lengyel, Bob Martens, Frank Petzold, Sven Pfeiffer, Miro Roman, Kay Römer, Hans Sachs, Philipp Schaerer, Sven Schneider, Odilo Schoch, Milena Stavric, Peter Zeile, Nikolaus Zieske
Design and Layout:
Onlab (Vanja Golubovic, Matthieu Huegi, Thibaud Tissot)
Reinhard König is Professor for Computational Architecture at Bauhaus University Weimar and principal scientist at the competence unit Digital Resilient Cities at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna. In addition, he acts as Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design group at the Future Cities Lab at the Singapore ETH Centre.
Reinhard studied architecture and urban planning in Munich and Kaiserslautern, completed his PhD thesis in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe, and worked as a research assistant and appointed interim professor of the chair for Computer Science in Architecture at Bauhaus University Weimar. From 2013 to 2016 he worked at the chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zürich. In 2014 he was guest professor at the Technical University Munich.
Reinhard heads research projects on the complexity of urban systems and societies, the understanding of cities by means of urban simulation and analysis techniques, as well as the development of evolutionary design methods for architectural and urban design.
(with Sven Schneider)
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