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Alicia Imperiale, New Flatness
Surface tension in Architecture,
Birkhäuser, Basilea 2000 e
Nuove Bidimensionalità, Tensioni Superficiali nell'architettura digitale,
Testo&Immagine, Torino 2001
In recent architecture theory and practise there
has been a tendency to refer to exteriors as a skin concealing an interior,
as opposed to the traditional and more physical concepts of surface, flatness,
and depth. The computer now enables the architect to call his design into
life, free from the rigid material form, and view it as a flexible and
interactive creation. In this book, the concepts of flatness and surface
tension are examined in the light of virtual design and built reality.
A selection of projects are presented to show how the architects regard space and surfaces in modern architectural practice in a digital age.
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