Processes of construction are related to available technologies of production and assembly. Internet Technologies (IT) have made a deep impact on design possibilities and the control of production logistics – enabling feats much as freeform architecture and increasingly precise elaboration. Alternatively, the idea of ‘Rapid Prototyping’ and ‘Rapid Manufacturing Technology’ provides the chance to create one-off components and elements for architeture. We now have the opportunity to design and construct without the disadvantages of production resistance and assembly needs – realize genuine IT-driven architecture.
/// Summary Imagine 04 – Rapids
Authors: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein
Publishers: 010 Publishers , Rotterdam 2010
Delft University of Technology , Faculty ofArchitecture, Chair of Design & Construction