Friday, July 3, 2020

The Architecture Machine: The Role of Computers in Architecture

Today, it is impossible to imagine everyday life in an architectural office without a computer. Bits and bytes have already taken over important tasks in the design and presentation of architecture. The book, published as part of an exhibition of the same name at the Architekturmuseum der TUM in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (14.10.2020-10.01.2021), is the first comprehensive look at the development of the digital in architecture.

From its beginnings in the 1950s to the present day, it tells this exciting story in four chapters and presents the computer as a drawing machine, as a design tool, as a medium for storytelling and as an interactive communication platform. The fundamental question behind it is: Has the computer changed architecture? And if so, how much?

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