Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing by KOLAREVIC BRANKO, Visit Amazon's Branko Kolarevic Page,

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Structure within the electronic Age addresses modern architectural perform during which electronic applied sciences are considerably altering how structures are conceived, designed and produced. It discusses the digitally-driven adjustments, their origins, and their results by means of grounding them in genuine practices already happening, whereas concurrently speculating approximately their wider implications for the long run. The e-book deals a various set of rules as to what's appropriate at the present time and what's going to be suitable the following day for rising architectural practices of the electronic age.

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10 That parametric space is one-dimensional for NURBS curves, even though the curves exist in a three-dimensional geometric space. ” Surfaces have two dimensions in the parametric space, often referred to as “U” and “V” in order to distinguish them from X, Y and Z of the Cartesian three-dimensional geometric realm. 10). These curves have a constant U or V parameter in the parametric NURBS math, and are similar to topographic contour lines that are used to represent constant elevations in landscape.

In each of the different devices available on the market, a laser beam is emitted by the scanner and the reflected beam is captured, and its properties analyzed to calculate the distances to the measured object. Four pieces of information are captured for each individual point measurement: X, Y and Z coordinates plus the intensity of the reflected beam, which can be used to assign different light intensities or even colors to the point cloud. 1 Today, they are used increasingly on construction sites in place of conventional measuring devices to quickly measure distances and to precisely determine locations for the installation of various building components.

The parametric description of forms (parametrics) provides a particularly versatile way to represent complex curves and surfaces. e. parameters, which can be independent or dependent. 11). e. the same quantities can be expressed by a number of different parameterization strategies (for example, the equation r2=x2+y2 is another way to describe the geometry of the circle). 10. Isoparametric contours in the “U” direction of a NURBS surface. Digital morphogenesis 25 PARAMETRICS Parametrics can provide for a powerful conception of architectural form by describing a range of possibilities, replacing in the process stable with variable, singularity with multiplicity.

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