Digital Architecture in China

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Xu Weiguo

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9781864708790
Hardcover
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 7.25 in x 10 in
Pages: 300

RRP $40.00

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of digital architecture within China
  • Features a detailed showcase of more than 30 high-caliber projects, revealing the best in Chinese digital design practice
  • Provides a wonderful opportunity of learning more about influential Chinese architects
  • With full-color images and detailed technical drawings, this will form an important reference guide on digital architecture within China

Digital architecture - the use of computer modeling, programming, simulation, and imaging to create both virtual forms and physical structures - is increasingly popular in architecture all over the world. This book provides a report of the progress of digital architecture design in China, and is broken down into four parts - understanding of digital architecture, digital design practice, future and possibility of digital architecture, and chronology of digital architecture in the world.

More than 30 outstanding projects from the most influential architects in China are detailed, providing an up-to-date view of the use of digital architecture. With full-color pictures and detailed technical drawings, the book is much more than solely academic in tone, but will be like visiting a vivid Chinese digital architecture exhibition.

Xu Weiguo is a professor and chair of Architecture at the department of architecture in Tsinghua University. He was a visiting scholar at MIT in 2007 and taught in SCI-Arc and USC in the USA in 2011 and 2012. He studied architecture at Tsinghua University, and then started teaching at the same institution before moving to Japan to work for Murano Mori Architects. He was awarded his doctorate from Kyoto University in Japan. On returning to China, he established his own architectural practice (XWG) in Beijing. He is a representative architect of digital architecture in China.