New Technologies in Architecture: Digital Design and Manufacturing Techniques
Editor: Martin Bechthold Editor: Kimo Griggs
Editor: Marco Steinberg Publisher: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2000
First International Conference, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, October 2000 Proceedings
New developments in the field of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) have impacted the automotive, aerospace and marine industries. Industrial design and consumer product development and production has been equally affected by these technologies. Architecture has so far been relatively uninfluenced by these advanced digital tools.
An international symposium in October 2000 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design sought to both investigate the current state of this technology and to explore potential future developments and their implications on architecture and design practice. By bringing together leading individuals and companies currently engaged in the field, the organizers were seeking to challenge today's design paradigms and initiate a discussion on the potential applications of digital and manufacturing techniques in architecture. The illustrated proceedings contain summaries of all presentations and panel discussions.