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- DescriptionWhat if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where material components can self-assemble to provide adapting structures and optimized fabrication solutions. The book examines the three main ingredients for self-assembly, includes interviews with practitioners involved in the work and presents research projects related to these topics to provide a complete first look at exciting future techlogies in construction and self-transforming material products.
- Author BiographySkylar Tibbits is faculty at MIT's Department of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT's Media Lab. The Self-Assembly Lab, directed by Skylar Tibbits and Jared Laucks, focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes.
- Author(s)Skylar Tibbits
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication27/10/2016
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note403 black & white halftones, 118 colour illustrations, 11 black & white line drawings, 2 colour line drawings
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
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