Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students teaches you the basics of digital design and fabrication tools with creative design exercises, featuring over 200 illustrations, which emphasize process and evaluation as key to designing in digital mediums. The book is software neutral, letting you choose the software with which to edit raster and vector graphics and to model digital objects. The clear, jargon-free introductions to key concepts and terms help you experiment and build your digital media skills. During the fabrication exercises you will learn strategies for laser cutting, CNC (computer-numerically controlled) milling, and 3D printing to help you focus on the processes of design thinking. Reading lists and essays from practitioners, instructors, and theorists ground the exercises in both broader and deeper contexts and encourage you to continue your investigative journey.
Jason S. Johnson is an associate professor of architecture and co-director of the Laboratory for Integrative Design at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is an award-winning designer and the founder of Minus Architecture Studio. Joshua Vermillion is an assistant professor and SimLab coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
Acknowledgments. Foreword Tom Verebes. Introduction. 1. A Digital Craft Framework Andrew Kudless 2. Exercises for Points, Lines, and Curves 3. Distributed Sensations Joshua Taron 4. Exercises for Volumes and Aggregate Assemblies 5. Iteration, Failure and Distinctions Marc Fornes 6. Exercises for Assembly and Communication 7. The Immersive Simon Kim 8. Exercises for Integrating Data and Form 9. Learning from the Stack Benjamin Bratton and Joshua Taron Image Credits. Bibliography. Index