The Possibility of an Architecture

Collected Essays by Mark Goulthorpe, dECOi Architects Mark Goulthorpe. The. Possibility. of. (an). Architecture. This book explores the profound shift that is under way in all aspects of architectural praxis, from creative process to ...

Author: Mark Goulthorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135260972

Category: Architecture

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Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991 as a forward-looking architectural practice. This excellent collection is relevant to architectural professionals, academics and students and also to practitioners in many related creative fields who are similarly engaged in trying to comprehend the significance of the import of digital media.

The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture

The possibility of an absolute architecture consists in the alteration of this dialectic by re- claiming separation, not only as part of the principle of urban management but as a form that exceeds it. In this way the pos- sibility of ...

Author: Pier Vittorio Aureli

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262515795

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Architectural form reconsidered in light of a unitary conception of architecture and the city. In The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, Pier Vittorio Aureli proposes that a sharpened formal consciousness in architecture is a precondition for political, cultural, and social engagement with the city. Aureli uses the term absolute not in the conventional sense of “pure,” but to denote something that is resolutely itself after being separated from its other. In the pursuit of the possibility of an absolute architecture, the other is the space of the city, its extensive organization, and its government. Politics is agonism through separation and confrontation; the very condition of architectural form is to separate and be separated. Through its act of separation and being separated, architecture reveals at once the essence of the city and the essence of itself as political form: the city as the composition of (separate) parts. Aureli revisits the work of four architects whose projects were advanced through the making of architectural form but whose concern was the city at large: Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Étienne Louis-Boullée, and Oswald Mathias Ungers. The work of these architects, Aureli argues, addressed the transformations of the modern city and its urban implications through the elaboration of specific and strategic architectural forms. Their projects for the city do not take the form of an overall plan but are expressed as an “archipelago” of site-specific interventions.

Architecture in the Digital Age

It offers the possibility to arrange and organize information as a mobile web of data that can be manipulated by a “what if” approach. In design, interactivity opens the possibility of working on an architecture that is not only ...

Author: Branko Kolarevic

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134470440

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Architecture in the Digital Age addresses contemporary architectural practice in which digital technologies are radically changing how buildings are conceived, designed and produced. It discusses the digitally-driven changes, their origins, and their effects by grounding them in actual practices already taking place, while simultaneously speculating about their wider implications for the future. The book offers a diverse set of ideas as to what is relevant today and what will be relevant tomorrow for emerging architectural practices of the digital age.

Fundamentals of Software Architecture

identification part of the risk storming effort: 1. The architect conducting the risk storming sends out an invitation to all participants one to two days prior to the collaborative part of the effort. The invitation contains the ...

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781492043409

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Salary surveys worldwide regularly place software architect in the top 10 best jobs, yet no real guide exists to help developers become architects. Until now. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture’s many aspects. Aspiring and existing architects alike will examine architectural characteristics, architectural patterns, component determination, diagramming and presenting architecture, evolutionary architecture, and many other topics. Mark Richards and Neal Ford—hands-on practitioners who have taught software architecture classes professionally for years—focus on architecture principles that apply across all technology stacks. You’ll explore software architecture in a modern light, taking into account all the innovations of the past decade. This book examines: Architecture patterns: The technical basis for many architectural decisions Components: Identification, coupling, cohesion, partitioning, and granularity Soft skills: Effective team management, meetings, negotiation, presentations, and more Modernity: Engineering practices and operational approaches that have changed radically in the past few years Architecture as an engineering discipline: Repeatable results, metrics, and concrete valuations that add rigor to software architecture

Agile Software Architecture

Architecture as a Key Driver for Agile Success: Experiences at Aviva UK Ben Isotta-Riches, Janet Randell ... The solution is to establish a layered architecture, decoupling those layers as far as possible.

Author: Ben Isotta-Riches

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 9780128070352

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Large enterprise organizations are increasingly turning to the use of agile approaches for their information technology (IT) development and are encountering a range of challenges that were not faced by the early, usually smaller, agile adopters. Enterprise-scale organizations frequently have complex organizational structures and complex IT estates, including a mix of legacy and modern applications. Both of these attributes have a negative impact on the ease with which agile principles and practices can be applied. This chapter describes the experiences of Aviva UK during our early agile transformation journey. We describe the challenges that we faced, focusing particularly on those relating to our IT architecture, and we discuss the three architecture strategies that we put in place to drive success: These strategies have been developed based on both our own experience and the input and experience of agile consultants .We believe that they will be key drivers for success in any large corporate organization with an IT estate that includes both legacy and modern applications.

The Architectural Review

There is undoubtedly the possibility of an economical artistic improvement in this suggestion . ... so that one of the most charming effects in London of picturesque combination of house and park architecture might be realised .

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ISBN: MINN:31951000629155L

Category: Architecture

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Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects

Therefore , again , the possibilities inherent in concrete present themselves alluringly to the architect to whom the art means as much as does the science of building . The architectural brain is not so congested by the weight of ...

Author: American Institute of Architects

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ISBN: UCBK:C043351899

Category: Architects

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Vol. for 1906/07 includes proceedings of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Institute.

Prairie School Architecture

In the difference of functions, allied to types of structure, lies the possibility for variety in expression, that is desirable in architecture. Function is at the beginning of design; imagination finds its place in sensing the value of ...

Author: Harold Allen Brooks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: WISC:89031163991

Category: Architecture

Page: 333

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The American Architect and Building News

possible architectural accomplishment , and so photographs of exe- gained for his yellows , browns and reds a warmth and strength , as cuted work were sought rather than perspoctive - drawings made be- well as a depth and transparency ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026916234

Category: Architecture

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American Architect and Architecture

THE AMERICAN ARCHITECT Founded 1876 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY THE AMERICAN ARCHITECT (INC.) No. ... Such a performance presents in reality nothing particularly difficult, and it could, in all probability, be duplicated with safety in ...

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ISBN: SRLF:D0002613685

Category: Architecture

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