Robot House Peter Testa • Forewords by Eric Owen Moss and Greg Lynn Robot House is the most advanced robotics design studio in the world. Situated conceptually and physically between studio and shop, academy and industry, the dedicated robotics design laboratory employs a wide range of technologies, from motion capture to material science. Functioning as a manual and as technical inspiration, this book has three central sections: ‘Principles’, which sets out the fields and the thinking that underlie the new uses for robotics; ‘Projects’, offering detailed presentations that explore through prototypes and working models how these principles can be applied and augmented; and ‘Platforms’, which presents the working tools used for robotic architecture through specially drawn technical illustrations. These sections are bookended by an introduction, which frames the current developments in the history of architectural innovation, and a reference section that includes a glossary. No architecture student or designer of the future will want to be without this rich, multilayered resource, which will set the standard for new thinking and exciting possibilities for our ever-changing built world.
An in-depth survey, manual and manifesto of breathtaking new techniques for designing and building by the leading pioneer of architecture and robotics. Peter Testa is founder of Testa & Weiser, where he developed the Carbon Tower, recognized as one of the most significant architectural developments of the past 20 years. He is a founding director of the MIT Emergent Design Group (EDG), and inititiated the Robotics & Simulation Lab in 2010. Eric Owen Moss is former director of SCI-Arc. Greg Lynn is professor of architecture at the Angewandte in Vienna.
c. 500 illustrations 25.0 x 20.0 cm 336pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 343159 May £34.95