Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions
Author: Antoine Picon Birkhäuser Architecture, 2010
Today’s explosive developments in digital technology have affected architecture and the urban landscape. Computer-aided design and digital simulation have led to new forms as well as to an increasingly strategic approach to architecture and urban development. From the preliminary sketch all the way to the production of building components, digital tools offer new possibilities that were still inconceivable just a few years ago. These new possibilities raise also numerous questions regarding the challenges that await the architectural discipline.
The book provides a profound introduction to the important role of digital technologies in architectural design and related fields. In four chapters the author systematically examines the influence of digital culture on architecture but also on the urban landscape.