Material: Digital in Action

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


In this chapter, the role of material production becomes crucial. Digital fabrication technologies are expanding the role of virtual computation and in their mastering is concealed the task of the digital master builder. The narrative is an account of small-scale wooden design experiences gathered in two different groups underlining different opportunities arising from distinctive workflows. In both cases, computation and machining processes engage active roles and are actual interoperable means of production. The case studies activate different design-to-production chains of non-standard structures and achieving relevant outcomes for the state of the art. The two categories have as main topics, and also as design targets, the tolerances management and the enhancement of available material properties. These two topics are tackled by the teams with an investigative aptitude typical of the academic workshops and make the most of fallacies and limitations to move forward.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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