Architecture

Interview on Stereotomy with Giuseppe Fallacara, Architect and full professor in architectural design at the University of Bari

Giuseppe Fallacara on Digital Stereotomy

Giuseppe Fallacara is an architect and full professor in architectural design at the Polytechnic University of Bari where he leads the New Fundamentals Research Group. He focuses his research on stereotomy, a construction technique based on stone that suffered from the 20th-century diffusion of concrete and steel. I interviewed him to understand more about this technique, which could play a central role in the sustainable development of our cities thanks to digital tools and parametric architecture.

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Interview with Arturo Tedeschi: the evolution of computational design

Arturo Tedeschi on the evolution of Computational Design

Arturo Tedeschi is one of the world’s leading experts in computational design, a consultant for companies from architecture to the apparel and automotive industries. I interviewed him 8 years after the publication of his most famous book AAD Algorithms-Aided Design to talk about the present and future of computational design, the computational designer’s role, Training, Virtual Reality, Ecology, 3D printing and Machine Learning applications to architectural design.

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Kids playing on an abandoned car in the Bronx, NY, USA, 1975.

The Broken Windows Theory

The broken windows theory is not only one of the most known and discussed theories in behavioural psychology, it’s also of great value to architects and designers. This is because it concerns the environment in which we live and its ability to influence human behaviour. A subject that plays a central role in any design activity, but despite advances in research, we still don’t know enough because it’s linked to one of the most mysterious objects in the universe: the human brain.

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Artificial Intelligence is not a magic bullet for Architectural Design

Artificial Intelligence is not a magic bullet for Architecture

Artificial Intelligence is omnipresent in contemporary media, scientific research and especially social media, where it’s easy to find extreme voices declaring how AI is going to change our life and work, disrupting how we did things for centuries for the better, or even destroying human life. Architecture is not alien to the discourse, and even if the interest in Artificial Intelligence is not new, it is possible to observe increased attention towards Machine Learning and all the subfamilies of approaches we call AI.

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Trends of the most used software and programming languages in Architectural design

Trends of the most used software and programming languages in Architectural design

What software is most commonly used in architecture? If you work in architecture, you have probably asked yourself this question sooner or later. To answer this question, I harnessed the power of Google Trends, a free tool that can help measure interest in topics in the main global search engine, and which allows us to reconstruct a global panorama that is nevertheless varied and jagged.

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Interview on Stereotomy with Giuseppe Fallacara, Architect and full professor in architectural design at the University of Bari

Giuseppe Fallacara on Digital Stereotomy

Giuseppe Fallacara is an architect and full professor in architectural design at the Polytechnic University of Bari where he leads the New Fundamentals Research Group. He focuses his research on stereotomy, a construction technique based on stone that suffered from the 20th-century diffusion of concrete and steel. I interviewed him to understand more about this technique, which could play a central role in the sustainable development of our cities thanks to digital tools and parametric architecture.

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Interview with Arturo Tedeschi: the evolution of computational design

Arturo Tedeschi on the evolution of Computational Design

Arturo Tedeschi is one of the world’s leading experts in computational design, a consultant for companies from architecture to the apparel and automotive industries. I interviewed him 8 years after the publication of his most famous book AAD Algorithms-Aided Design to talk about the present and future of computational design, the computational designer’s role, Training, Virtual Reality, Ecology, 3D printing and Machine Learning applications to architectural design.

Read More
Kids playing on an abandoned car in the Bronx, NY, USA, 1975.

The Broken Windows Theory

The broken windows theory is not only one of the most known and discussed theories in behavioural psychology, it’s also of great value to architects and designers. This is because it concerns the environment in which we live and its ability to influence human behaviour. A subject that plays a central role in any design activity, but despite advances in research, we still don’t know enough because it’s linked to one of the most mysterious objects in the universe: the human brain.

Read More
Artificial Intelligence is not a magic bullet for Architectural Design

Artificial Intelligence is not a magic bullet for Architecture

Artificial Intelligence is omnipresent in contemporary media, scientific research and especially social media, where it’s easy to find extreme voices declaring how AI is going to change our life and work, disrupting how we did things for centuries for the better, or even destroying human life. Architecture is not alien to the discourse, and even if the interest in Artificial Intelligence is not new, it is possible to observe increased attention towards Machine Learning and all the subfamilies of approaches we call AI.

Read More
Trends of the most used software and programming languages in Architectural design

Trends of the most used software and programming languages in Architectural design

What software is most commonly used in architecture? If you work in architecture, you have probably asked yourself this question sooner or later. To answer this question, I harnessed the power of Google Trends, a free tool that can help measure interest in topics in the main global search engine, and which allows us to reconstruct a global panorama that is nevertheless varied and jagged.

Read More