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Rianie van der Linde
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 Toward a living architecture? : complexism and biology in generative design

C Cogdell 2018 Univ of Minnesota Press Codgell examines the emerging field of generative architecture and its nexus with computation, biology, and complexity. Based on her field research in architecture studios and biological labs, the book critiques generative architecture by evaluating its scientific rhetoric and disjunction from actual scientific theory and practice, definitively explaining the role of the natural sciences within contemporary architecture.

Research methods for the architectural profession  A Aksamija 2021

This book provides a roadmap for successfully integrating research into architectural design and for establishing innovative practices, regardless of a firm's size. Written by an architecture professor with extensive research and professional background and richly illustrated with over 150 color images, this book will be useful for both students and practitioners

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Royal Gold Medal for Architecture 2022

Balkrishna Doshi to receive 2022 Royal Gold medal for architecture

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced that Balkrishna Doshi will receive the Royal Gold Medal 2022, one of the world’s highest honours for architecture, given in recognition of a lifetime’s work and personally approved by HM The Queen. With a 70 year career and over 100 built projects, Balkrishna Doshi has influenced the direction of architecture in India and its adjacent regions through both his practice and teaching. His buildings combine pioneering modernism with vernacular, informed by a deep appreciation of the traditions of India’s architecture, climate, local culture and craft.  [Riba]

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