Design Transactions

Rethinking Information Modelling for a New Material Age

Edited by Bob Sheil, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, and Sean Hanna

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ISBN: 9781787354890

Publication: April 06, 2020

Design Transactions presents the outcome of new research to emerge from ‘Innochain’, a consortium of six leading European architectural and engineering-focused institutions and their industry partners. The book presents new advances in digital design tooling that challenge established building cultures and systems. It offers new sustainable and materially smart design solutions with a strong focus on changing the way the industry thinks, designs, and builds our physical environment.

Divided into sections exploring communication, simulation and materialisation, Design Transactions explores digital and physical prototyping and testing that challenges the traditional linear construction methods of incremental refinement. This novel research investigates ‘the digital chain’ between phases as an opportunity for extended interdisciplinary design collaboration. The highly illustrated book features work from 15 early-stage researchers alongside chapters from world-leading industry collaborators and academics.

Bob Sheil is Professor in Architecture and Design through Production at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and has been Director of School since 2014. He is the author of multiple book chapters, refereed papers, and articles on design, making and technology. He has co-designed and built six artefacts/built works, and his work has been exhibited internationally on 11 occasions.

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen is Professor of Digital Technologies and leads the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), which she founded in 2005, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Her research examines how computation is changing the material cultures of architecture.

Martin Tamke is Associate Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. He is pursuing design-led research in the interface and implications of computational design and its materialisation.

Sean Hanna is Reader in Space and Adaptive Architectures at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and a member of the UCL Space Syntax Laboratory, recognised as one of the UK’s highest-performing research groups in the field of architecture and the built environment in consecutive UK Research Assessment Exercises.






Format: Paperback

Size: 240 × 240 mm

224 Pages

Copyright: © 2020

ISBN: 9781787354890

Publication: April 06, 2020

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