ABSTRACT

Data, Matter, Design presents a comprehensive overview of current design processes that rely on the input of data and use of computational design strategies, and their relationship to an array of outputs.

Technological changes, through the use of computational tools and processes, have radically altered and influenced our relationship to cities and the methods by which we design architecture, urban, and landscape systems. This book presents a wide range of curated projects and contributed texts by leading architects, urbanists, and designers that transform data as an abstraction, into spatial, experiential, and performative configurations within urban ecologies, emerging materials, robotic agents, adaptive fields, and virtual constructs.

Richly illustrated with over 200 images, Data, Matter, Design is an essential read for students, academics, and professionals to evaluate and discuss how data in design methodologies and theoretical discourses have evolved in the last two decades and why processes of data collection, measurement, quantification, simulation, algorithmic control, and their integration into methods of reading and producing spatial conditions, are becoming vital in academic and industry practices.

chapter |3 pages

Introduction

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

part Part 1|32 pages

Data,Matter,Design

chapter 1|8 pages

Information Matters

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter 2|11 pages

Data and Computation

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter 3|10 pages

Data and Visualization

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

part Part 2|237 pages

Strategies for Data-Driven Projects

chapter 4|2 pages

Data + Urban ECOLOGIES

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter |9 pages

Urban Syncopation

Rematerializing the Sensorial City
ByIla Berman, Mona El Khafif, Steven Beites, Marcella Del Signore

chapter |10 pages

Ecoinduction III

Rezoning NYC Through Big Data
ByPablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Alejandro Mieses Castellanos

chapter |10 pages

Data (are) Matter

Data, Technology, and Urban Design
ByFábio Duarte, Carlo Ratti

chapter |10 pages

Datafield

Data Infrastructure through Water Ecologies
ByMarcella Del Signore, Cordul Roser Gray

chapter |14 pages

Buoyant Ecologies

Computing Material Performance Across Scales
ByAdam Marcus

chapter 5|2 pages

Data + Emerging Materials

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter |6 pages

Living Systems as Biological Data Sets for form Finding

ByNancy Diniz, Frank Melendez, Christine Marizzi

chapter |11 pages

Bio Data X Matter in New York City

ByWendy W Fok

chapter |7 pages

Carbon Negative Building Materials

Reversing Climate Change Through Urbanization
ByAllison Dring, Daniel Schwaag

chapter |9 pages

A New Material Vision

ByMette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Paul Nicholas, Martin Tamke, Tom Svilans

chapter |6 pages

Environmental Data Expressed Through the Dynamics of Fog and Air

ByGyungju Chyon, John Stanislav Sadar

chapter 6|2 pages

Data + ROBOTIC AGENTS

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter |7 pages

Robotics as a Storytelling/Experience Medium (Raasem)

Using Robotics as a Cyberphysical Medium for Storytelling and User Experience
ByEbrahim Poustinchi

chapter |14 pages

Jammed Architectural Structures

ByGergana Rusenova, Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Hannes Mayer, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler

chapter |6 pages

Elytra Filament Pavilion

ByAchim Menges

chapter |10 pages

Robological Sand Topologies

ByMark Parsons, Aaron Beebe, Martin Orr, Greg Sheward

chapter |13 pages

Urban Robotic Sensing Unit

Automated Process of Point Cloud Data Fusion for Urban Greenery Evaluation
ByAldo Sollazzo, Eugenio Bettucchi

chapter 7|2 pages

Data + ADAPTIVE FIELDS

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter |10 pages

Detailed Behavior

ByMichael Szivos

chapter |6 pages

Lightweave

ByNataly Gattegno, Jason Kelly Johnson

chapter |9 pages

Associative Agnosia

ByMaría Fullaondo, Diego Fullaondo, Lee-Anne Khor, Ciro Márquez

chapter |6 pages

Thinking Forest Fabbed Fields

ByCarla Leitão, Ed Keller

chapter |9 pages

Dancing The Sentiment Cocoon

Performing Collaborative Robotic Fabrication On Public Stage
ByMoritz Behrens, Konstantinos Mavromichalis, Ava Fatah gen Schieck

chapter 8|2 pages

Data + Virtual Constructs

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez

chapter |6 pages

Bubbles

Optical Illusions Of Volume
ByMing Tang, Mara Marcu, Adam Schueler

chapter |9 pages

Collaborative Fabrication In Mixed Reality

ByGwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham, Nick van den Berg

chapter |11 pages

Body Architectures

Blending Physical And Virtual Environments
ByNancy Diniz, Frank Melendez, Sebastián Morales, Woraya Boonyapanachoti

chapter |7 pages

Mille-Oeille

An Architectural Response To Zoos’ Obsolescence in Post-Anthropocentric Times
ByElena Pérez Guembe, Rosana Rubio-Hernández

chapter |6 pages

Digital Heritage As A Route Towards Social Engagement

ByRichard Laing, Marianthi Leon, Claire Herbert, Cheryl Roberts

chapter 9|2 pages

Futures For Data And Design

ByMarcella Del Signore, Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez