modular, seamless gypsum.
By Michael Fox | $24.95
Recent technological developments in biology,
computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial
design, materials, and robotics allow architecture
to evolve beyond static functionality and become
an active participant—with the capacity to
perceive, react to, and connect—with humans
and the natural world. Interactive Architecture:
Adaptive World illustrates how structures can
process information, make observations, and
utilize tools to translate natural systems and
create seamlessly integrated environments, from
data-driven light installations, responsive sculptures, and performative materials, to smart
highways, dynamic spaces, kinetic facades, and adaptive buildings. Ambitious projects
from around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, San
Francisco, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Sochi, and Zurich, are illuminated by photographs,
diagrams, and renderings.
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design specialties intend to hire new employees in the next year.
Many report struggling to find and retain the talent they need.
But interior design isn’t just growing, it’s evolving, too. Macro-trends that affect all of us (Health & Well-being, Technology,
Sustainability, Urbanization, Globalization, and Resiliency) are
changing the topics we consider when working on a design
project. Holistic design thinking and higher sustainability standards
are identified here as the most transformative, while designing for
healthy behavior and the Internet of Things are two of the fastest
moving. Each of these macro and sub-trends are being adopted by
designers of different disciplines at various rates. Firms that don’t
adapt to the trends are at risk of getting left behind, especially
as threats loom such as those posed by increased international
competition and the emergence of crowdsourcing.