generative modeling for Rhino
What are some good physical books that actually break down the formulas and algorithms for geometries and processes of algorithmic and generative design, as opposed to books based on their history and examples in architecture. thanks
EDIT: The paperback is just coming out. The hardcover's been out for a while.
thanks alot, any opinions on this book http://www.amazon.com/Algorithmic-Architecture-Kostas-Terzidis/dp/0...
It's pretty good, but not really functional.
It does provide a good overview of the "sub-genres" of parametric and computational design within the architectural design context though. With well written case studies of (built!) designs for each genre. So as a sort of primer for what's out there and how it is applied I think it is a rather unique book. Also, hi Dave :)
Edit: I was referring to The New Mathematics of Architecture. Personally I find the Terzidis books to be a bit on the "philosophical fluff" side of things. But none the less it does add to the discourse, which is always a good thing I guess.
You might try Handbook of Computational Geometry
...and if you need the theory for the technique,
or a little, pain in the ... (:
than you can try this:
if anyone's interested found this book in my office, its pretty good at explain alot of systems and geometry.
Why ask only for physical books? Imo, they are the worst way for adquiring knowledge (narrative, linear). I understand unfortunately many things are still only found on physical books, but i think you should also ask for online resources and turn to them when possible.
well this is why I want books that are more or less catalogs of info, rather than theory and origins. less linearity and narration and more information by category and type. Of course I am also always open to some good websites if you have a few.