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Author Waters, John K. (John Kevin)

Title Blobitecture : waveform architecture and digital design / John K. Waters.

Published Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  721.09045 WATE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter 1 Birth of the blob 12 -- Chapter 2 Blob's your uncle 30 -- Chapter 3 New tools of the trade 50 -- Chapter 4 A blob by any other name 64 -- Chapter 5 Biological thinking 86 -- Chapter 6 An utterance without a language 102 -- Chapter 7 "poster boy" for blobism 120 -- Chapter 8 Outside the beige box 138 -- Chapter 9 Next generation 158.
Summary The Apple iMac and the New Beetle, Embryological House and the Experience Music Project, the Palm V and the Oh Chair -- all these innovative, trend-setting designs have been identified with a computer-generated, digitally evolved genre of architecture and industrial design called blobitecture. Using the powerful computers and advanced 3-D animation software developed for movie special effects, the blobmeisters spawned a brood of biomorphic buildings, furniture, and machines. From apartments that evolved through "genetic manipulation" to womblike office cubicles, from a museum with layered and luminous "skin" to a house with walls that serve as thermodynamic "organs," from torso shopping bags to jellyfish barstools, from blobjects to globjects to the Superblob, Blobitecture takes readers on a riveting tour of one of the most imaginative landscapes in contemporary architecture and industrial design.
Subject Organic architecture -- Computer-aided design.
ISBN 1592530001 (paper over board)