Agile Design, New Book Out Now
'Agile Design: Advanced Architectural Cultures'
Anastasios Tellios (editor),
CND Publications, Thessaloniki, 2014
ISBN 978 960 88610 9 1
Book format: 18.0×28.0 cm, 184 pages, softcover
Essay by Alex A. Tsolakis published in the book 'Agile Design'
Essay Title: Digital Desires*
*Or: When architects realized that complexity is simple and simplicity can be complex.
Agile Design approaches the astonishing world of new design capabilities and advanced techniques in modeling and fabrication that are reshaping architecture. Agile Design is design in a state of constant, intellectual polyvalence while at the same time attempting to claim scientific validity and communicative integrity. Spectacular, innovative and often stylish manifestations of rampant design technologies are there. It describes how gradually, yet persistently, a set of profoundly advanced architectural cultures is being established, conveying aspects of a new and promising paradigm for architecture.
This book is a collection of contributions by designers, theorists, educators and practitioners of architecture, all of whom hold more than one of these identities. It is articulated in three parts: Documentation of tools and matter, Dimensions of nature and life, Research on context and culture.
Essays by (alphabetical order):
Asterios Agkathidis, Milutin Cerovic, Vasilis Chlorokostas, Marjan Colletti, Vasiliki Dalamanga, Vasiliki Diamanti, Alessio Erioli, Dimitris Gourdoukis, Spyridon Kaprinis, Vladimir Milencovic, Naja & deOstos, Vasilios Papadiamantopoulos, Stelios Psaltis, Fotis Sagonas, Djordje Stojanovic, Ioanna Symeonidou, Georgios Tsakiridis, Maria Tsironi, Alex Tsolakis, Fotis Vasilakis, Stavros Vergopoulos, Maria Voyatzaki, Despoina Zavraka