Toward a Living Architecture?

Complexism and Biology in Generative Design

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Christina Cogdell

Toward a Living Architecture? examines the emerging field of generative architecture and its nexus with computation, biology, and complexity. Based on Christina Cogdell’s field research in architecture studios and biological labs, this book critiques generative architecture by evaluating its scientific rhetoric and disjunction from actual scientific theory and practice, definitively explaining the role of the natural sciences within contemporary architecture.

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  • rights
    The University of Minnesota Press gratefully acknowledges financial support for the publication of this book from the Office of Research and College of Letters and Science, University of California, Davis.

    This book is freely available in an open access edition thanks to TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem)—a collaboration of the Association of American Universities, the Association of University Presses, and the Association of Research Libraries—and the generous support of the University of California, Davis. Learn more at the TOME website, available at: openmonographs.org.

    Copyright 2018 by Christina Cogdell.

    Toward a Living Architecture? is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
  • isbn
    978-1-4529-5837-8
  • publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
  • publisher place
    Minneapolis, MN
  • restrictions
    Please see the Creative Commons website for details about the restrictions associated with the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
  • rights holder
    Christina Cogdell
  • rights territory
    World
  • version
    1.0
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