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Interactive Architecture

Princeton Architectural Press

By Michael Fox,and Miles Kemp

7 x 9 in; 256 pp;
350 color images
Hardcover
September 2009
ISBN 9781568988368
ISBN10 1568988362

SKU# 9781568988368

$50.00
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Every year, a bevy of new phones, games, televisions, and electronic reading devices ride into our lives on a tidal wave of interactive hype. These i-products, while handy, primarily confine their interactivity to the surfaces of screens. Not exactly the...
Interactive Architecture


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Interactive Architecture

Every year, a bevy of new phones, games, televisions, and electronic reading devices ride into our lives on a tidal wave of interactive hype. These i-products, while handy, primarily confine their interactivity to the surfaces of screens. Not exactly the kind of "world-changing" transformation we've been promised. In Interactive Architecture, authors Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduce us to a brave new world where design pioneers are busy creating environments that not only facilitate interaction between people, but also actively participate in their own right. These spacesable to reconfigure themselves in response to human stimuliwill literally change our worlds by addressing our ever-evolving individual, social, and environmental needs. In other words, it's time to stop asking what architecture is and start asking what it can do.

Interactive Architecture is a processes-oriented guide to creating dynamic spaces and objects capable of performing a range of pragmatic and humanistic functions. These complex physical interactions are made possible by the creative fusion of embedded computation (intelligence) with a physical, tangible counterpart (kinetics). A uniquely twenty-first century toolbox and skill setvirtual and physical modeling, sensor technology, CNC fabrication, prototyping, and roboticsnecessitates collaboration across many diverse scientific and art-based communities. Interactive Architecture includes contributions from the worlds of architecture, industrial design, computer programming, engineering, and physical computing. These remarkable projects run the gamut in size and complexity. Fullscale built examples include a house in Colorado that programs itself by observing the lifestyle of the inhabitants, and then learns to anticipate and accommodate their needs. Interactive Architecture examines this vanguard movement from all sides, including its sociological and psychological implications as well as its potentiallybeneficial environmental impact.

 

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7 x 9 in; 256 pp;
350 color images
Hardcover
September 2009
ISBN 9781568988368
ISBN10 1568988362
Michael Fox is a founder and principal of Fox Lin. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT where he served as director for three years. In 2001, Fox founded ODESCO (Ocean Design Collaborative)in Venice, California, from which the office of Fox Lin has evolved. He has also served as a design team leader for Kitamura Associates in Tokyo, Japan.

Miles Kemp is the founder and principal of Variate Labs and Series Design/Build. He is currently developing anumber of interface, robotic, and spatial projects in Los Angeles; Washington; DC; New York; Mexico City; Frankfurt; and Munich. He is also a senior user experience designer and information architect for Schematic and the creator of the interactive architecture blog Spatial Robots.