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Architecture theory, 1960-1980 : emergence of a computational perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor William J. Mitchell. en_US Rocha, Altino João Magalhães, 1968- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2005-09-26T19:44:29Z 2005-09-26T19:44:29Z 2004 en_US 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004. en_US
dc.description Leaf 175 blank. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-175). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis attempts to clarify the need for an appreciation of architecture theory within a computational architectural domain. It reveals and reflects upon some of the cultural, historical and technological contexts that influenced the emergence of a computational practice in architecture. To carry out this new reading, we focus on the pioneering research that underpinned the beginnings of the relationship between architecture and computation and which was carried out at four research Centres both in the UK and in the USA: The Land Use and Built Form Studies [LUBFS], founded at Cambridge, UK; The Center for Configurational Studies at the Open University, Milton Keynes; The Architecture Machine Group [AMG] at MIT, and the Design Research Center [DRC] at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Moreover this thesis reinterprets the role of Leslie Martin as the founding father of LUBFS by showing the influence of the British physicist Desmond Bernal's building science research and the British avant-garde movement on Martin's work. This thesis also presents reflections on how best to use computation in architecture. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Altino João Magalhães Rocha. en_US
dc.format.extent 175 leaves en_US
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dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Architecture theory, 1960-1980 : emergence of a computational perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 55636590 en_US

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