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Computational Morphologies

Design Rules Between Organic Models and Responsive Architecture

  • Michela Rossi
  • Giorgio Buratti


  • Discusses computational design applications in product design and cultural heritage

  • Addresses academic researchers and industry professionals interested in industrial design

  • Written by leading experts in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Paolo Cascone, Elena Ciancio, Flavio Galdi, Andrea Giglio
    Pages 1-19
  3. Form and Code

  4. Design and Responsivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Attilio Nebuloni, Giorgio Vignati
      Pages 87-112
    3. Odysseas Kontovourkis, Kristis Alexandrou, Stavros Frangogiannopoulos
      Pages 133-146
  5. Digital Applications and Cultural Heritage

About this book


This book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to tackle the challenges of digital technology, computer-aided design, 3D modeling, prototyping machines and computational design. With contributions from leading experts in the field of industrial design and cultural heritage, it is split into three parts. The first part explores basic rules of design, design models and shape grammar, including the management of complex forms, and proves that innovative concepts may be derived from organic models using generative design. The second part then investigates responsive design, describing how to manage the changing morphologies of buildings through pre-programmed mechanisms of real-time response and feedback embedded in inhabitable spaces. Lastly, the third part focuses on digital heritage and its capability to increase the interaction and manipulation of object and concepts, ranging from augmented reality to modeling generative tools. The book gathers peer-reviewed papers presented at the eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Europe) Regional International Symposium, held in Milan, Italy, in 2015.


Computational Geometry Interaction Design Digital Representation Product Development Prototyping Cultural Heritage Industrial Design 3D Modelling Computer-Aided Architectural Design Augmented Reality eCAADe 2015

Editors and affiliations

  • Michela Rossi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Buratti
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.School of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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