Informed Architecture

Computational Strategies in Architectural Design

  • Marco Hemmerling
  • Luigi Cocchiarella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Information Technology in Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco Hemmerling
      Pages 3-10
    3. Arturo Tedeschi, Davide Lombardi
      Pages 33-38
    4. Enrico Bassi
      Pages 53-64
    5. Pierpaolo Ruttico
      Pages 65-76
    6. Federico Alberto Brunetti
      Pages 89-104
    7. Ulrich Nether
      Pages 115-118
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Marco Hemmerling
      Pages 121-122
    3. Marco Hemmerling, Ulrich Knaack, Jens-Uwe Schulz, David Lemberski, Simon Aksal, Yalcin Dündar et al.
      Pages 123-128
    4. Marco Hemmerling, Ulrich Nether, Jens Böke
      Pages 129-138
    5. Marco Hemmerling, Matthias Michel, David Lemberski, Guido Brand, Henri Schweynoch, Guido Spriewald et al.
      Pages 139-144
    6. Marco Hemmerling, Swantje Kühn, Frank Püchner
      Pages 145-150
    7. Marco Hemmerling, Holger Hoffmann, Matthias Michel, David Lemberski, Guido Brand, Miriam Johnson et al.
      Pages 151-156
    8. Clemens Preisinger, Marco Hemmerling, David Lemberski, Manuel Sotomayor, Rodrigo Velasco, Patric Günther
      Pages 157-162
    9. Christoph Schindler, Marco Hemmerling, Jens Böke, Manuel Sotomayor, Rodrigo Velasco, Patric Günther et al.
      Pages 163-168
    10. Michael Knauß, Marco Hemmerling, David Lemberski, Guido Brand, Kaveh Allahdin, Eduard Benke et al.
      Pages 169-176
    11. Marco Hemmerling, Jens-Uwe Schulz, Tal Friedman
      Pages 177-183
    12. Marco Hemmerling, Carlo de Falco, Alessio Mazzucchi, Giancarlo Gastaldin, Diego Oberti, Kristiyan Topchiev et al.
      Pages 185-193

About this book


This book connects the different topics and professions involved in information technology approaches to architectural design, ranging from computer-aided design, building information modeling and programming to simulation, digital representation, augmented and virtual reality, digital fabrication and physical computation. The contributions include experts’ academic and practical experiences and findings in research and advanced applications, covering the fields of architecture, engineering, design and mathematics.

What are the conditions, constraints and opportunities of this digital revolution for architecture? How do processes change and influence the result? What does it mean for the collaboration and roles of the partners involved. And last but not least: how does academia reflect and shape this development and what does the future hold? Following the sequence of architectural production - from design to fabrication and construction up to the operation of buildings - the book discusses the impact of computational methods and technologies and its consequences for the education of future architects and designers. It offers detailed insights into the processes involved and considers them in the context of our technical, historical, social and cultural environment. Intended mainly for academic researchers, the book is also of interest to master’s level students.


Computational design Digital fabrication Architectural design process Building information modelling Architecture and Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Hemmerling
    • 1
  • Luigi Cocchiarella
    • 2
  1. 1.Computational Design in Architecture, Faculty of ArchitectureCologne University of Applied SciencesCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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