Know and Build Your Own Tool

  • Andrea Quartara
  • Djordje Stanojevic
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology book series (BRIEFSARCHIDE)


This chapter provides readers with methodological tools in order to stimulate a critical examination of the following case studies. The section briefly introduces the relations between a computational way of thinking and the fabrication side of an architectural project. This chapter allows considering the digital not merely as a medium, but as a new inventive mean that expands the traditional design process. For the purpose of this chapter, the question is not if Information Technology has triggered the change for the better or not, but rather if digital machines—intended in a broad sense both as generative media and as manufacturing tools—might take the role of parameters for the computational generation of architecture at full scale. The aim is to depict through a storytelling in which way the digital design capacity and materialization processes merge in a seamless process reinstating the figure of the architect as a digital master builder.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Quartara
    • 1
  • Djordje Stanojevic
    • 2
  1. 1.GenoaItaly
  2. 2.GuadalupeMexico

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