François Roche, Heretical Machinism and Living Architecture of New

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Volume 32 of "The IT Revolution in Architecture". This book dedicated to François Roche and his group raises questions of great importance for the development of architecture. What role can new material technologies have in a process in which the same materials have incorporated growing shares of active behaviors? To what extent will the various components of the buildings be increasingly "interconnected" and able to simulate processes typical of living systems, such as transpiration, dilation, growth, life, and death? Can we begin to speak of living "systems" in architecture? Antonino Di Raimo, PhD works with issues relating to It and cognition, ecology, and the human body.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages96
ISBN (Electronic)978-1291883800
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Publication series

NameThe IT Revolution in Architecture


  • François Roche
  • computational design
  • ecology
  • embodied cognition
  • robotics
  • living system
  • Maturana and Varela
  • 2nd order cybernetic


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