Exact_Inexact

Exact Inexact_Full Paper

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The use of code to generate form and automated machines to produce said form has led to a false notion of the architect’s ability to produce perfect form or reproduce a form multiple times while maintaining its exact characteristics. In parallel, the current text and shoptalk of coded architecture only adds to the falsity of exact form by explaining it through mathematics that creates only the basis of the form generators and never take into account all of the external conditions that do not carry the same level of precise modeling that mathematics seems to assume. Therefore, a rethinking of the current shoptalk is needed by looking at how it could be possible to use the exact qualities of coded design and fabrication as it intersects with the inexact qualities of certain 3D modeling and fabrication tools, mediums, and material.

Why Matter Matters

A paper I wrote on a discourse in architecture where material properties are the driving component in design and what this means to the way architects approach a project in terms of design and fabrication:

https://austinsamson.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/samson_austin_matter-matters_digital-craft.pdf

**Above images sourced from Andrew Atwood, Ramiro Diaz-Granados, and Jason Payne

Responsive Architecture 8 – Parametric Urbanism

The last entry of the Responsive Architecture series is my final paper that is based on much of the research acquired over the semester. My chosen topic of study is Parametric Urbanism: a term coined by Patrik Schumacher that involves using information in the form of parameters as a way to study existing conditions and their dynamic relationships that will better inform an architects design intentions. You can read the paper through the link below:

Parametric Urbanism: The Means to a Beginning By Austin Samson