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Humanizing Digital Reality

Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017

  • Klaas De Rycke
  • Christoph Gengnagel
  • Olivier Baverel
  • Jane Burry
  • Caitlin Mueller
  • Minh Man Nguyen
  • Philippe Rahm
  • Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Material Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Achim Menges
      Pages 5-11
  3. Structural Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-15
    2. Jean-François Caron, Olivier Baverel
      Pages 17-24
  4. Data Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-29
    2. Kasper Jordaens
      Pages 31-39
    3. Usman Haque
      Pages 41-46
  5. Data Shaping Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-57
    2. Fábio Duarte, Carlo Ratti
      Pages 59-62
  6. Thermodynamic Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-83
    2. Chris Mackey, Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari
      Pages 93-101
    3. Jane Burry
      Pages 103-110
  7. Scientific Contributions

About this book


This book aims at finding some answers to the questions: What is the influence of humans in controlling CAD and how much is human in control of its surroundings? How far does our reach as humans really go? Do the complex algorithms that we use for city planning nowadays live up to their expectations and do they offer enough quality? How much data do we have and can we control? Are today’s inventions reversing the humanly controlled algorithms into a space where humans are controlled by the algorithms? Are processing power, robots for the digital environment and construction in particular not only there to rediscover what we already knew and know or do they really bring us further into the fields of constructing and architecture?

The chapter authors were invited speakers at the 6th Symposium "Design Modelling Symposium: Humanizing Digital Reality", which took place in  Ensa-Versailles, France from 16 - 20 September 2017.   


Architecture Design CAD CAM Technologies Computational Geometry Design Interaction Design Modeling Symposium Versailles Dynamic Modelling Robotic Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaas De Rycke
    • 1
  • Christoph Gengnagel
    • 2
  • Olivier Baverel
    • 3
  • Jane Burry
    • 4
  • Caitlin Mueller
    • 5
  • Minh Man Nguyen
    • 6
  • Philippe Rahm
    • 7
  • Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
    • 8
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de VersaillesVersaillesIndia
  2. 2.University of the ArtsBerlinIndia
  3. 3.Ecole des Ponts ParisTechChamps sur MarneAustralia
  4. 4.Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.School of Architecture + PlanningMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  6. 6.ENSA Paris-MalaquaisParisFrance
  7. 7.Philippe Rahm architectsParisFrance
  8. 8.The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and ConservationCopenhagenDenmark

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