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Title 3D-printed body architecture / guest-edited by Neil Leach and Behnaz Farahi
Published Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Architectural design ; v.87, number 06
Profile ; number 250
Architectural design (London, England : 1971) ; v. 87, no. 6
Architectural design profile ; 250
Contents About the guest-editors, Neil Leach and Behnaz Farahi -- What is 3-D printed body architecture? / Neil Leach -- Dermi-Domus, a grown wardrobe for bodies and buildings / Neri Oxman -- Curating the digital, an interview with MoMA's Paola Antonelli / Neil Leach -- Interactions, Dialogues on body, protections and derivatives / Niccolò Casas -- Digitally crafted couture / Julia Koerner -- Dress/code, democratising design through computation and digital fabrication / Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg -- Mass customisation, designed in China, produced globally / Steven Ma -- Micromechanical assemblies and the human body / Francis Bitonti -- Reinventing shoes, United Nude / Rem D Koolhaas -- Size matters, why architecture is the future of 3D printing / Neil Leach -- Material behaviours in 3D-printed fashion items / Behnaz Farahi -- Clay bodies, crafting the future with 3D printing / Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello -- Crystalline tectonics, an architect's guide to 3D-printing sugar or anything else / Kyle von Hasseln -- Tectonism in architecture, design and fashion, innovations in digital fabrication and stylistic drivers / Patrik Shumacher -- The shape of touch, on-body interfaces for digital design and fabrication / Madeline Gannon -- The sonic spectacle of the enhanced body / Eric Goldemberg -- Teapots, dresses and chairs / Gilles Retsin
Summary Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about SD-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-prindng practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed SD-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a 'distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture-like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them - that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance
Notes "November / December 2017."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Antonelli, Paola -- Interviews.
Art and design.
Design and technology.
Three-dimensional imaging.
Three-dimensional printing.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Bitonti, Francis, 1983- author
Casas, Nicollò, author
Farahi, Behnaz, editor, author
Gannon, Madeline, author
Goldemberg, Eric, 1970- author
Koerner, Julia, author
Koolhaas, Rem, author
Leach, Neil, editor, author
Louis-Rosenberg, Jesse, author
Ma, Junwei, 1971- author
Oxman, Neri, author
Rael, Ronald, 1971- author
Retsin, Gilles, author
Rosenkrantz, Jessica, author
San Fratello, Virginia, author
Schumacher, Patrik, 1961- author
Von Hasseln, Kyle, author
ISBN 1119340179 (electronic bk.)
9781119340171 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles 3-D-printed body architecture
Three-dimensional-printed body architecture