The New Mathematics of Architecture by Jane and Mark Burry (Thames & Hudson 2010) explores international projects based on algorithmic, parametric, and digital design. Contributions by, for instance, Greg Lynn, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Forster + Partners, Ocean North, Cloud 9 Architecture, Hyperbody Research Group, Foreign Office, and many more.
Ever since building began, architecture has relied on mathematics to achieve visual harmony, structural integrity, and logical construction. For most of the history of building, architects have applied the principles of Euclidean geometry, the description of points, lines, and volumes according to the three axes of space. Recently, however, digital design tools and massive computer processing power, along with an increasing interest in physics and pure mathematics, have given architects the means to describe and build spatial constructs that would have been inconceivable even ten years ago. This carefully researched survey of some forty international projects–largely built–offers an overview of how different strategies are being employed through accessible illustrations and clear text. Each section presents case studies of projects by globally recognized architects through diagrams, photographs, and texts.
– Jane and Mark Burry, The New Mathematics of Architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2010), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and diagrams.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. except for the pencil inscription on the first flyleaf. There is some toning on the edges of the pages. The binding is fine. The glueing of the binding is firm. The dust jacket shows some small traces of edge wear and some signs of shelf wear and use. / The covers show only some minor signs of shelf wear and use.