Description The Patterns of Architecture de Mark Garcia:
Pattern-making is ubiquitous in both the natural and manmade world. The human propensity for pattern recognition and fabrication is innate. Encompassing the historical, vernacular and parametric, this title explores the creation, materialisation and theorisation of some of the world's most significant and spectacularly patterned spaces. It investigates how interiors, buildings, cities and landscapes are patterned through design, production and manufacturing, use, time, accident and perception. It also brings into focus how contemporary advanced spatial practices and CAD/CAM are now pushing patterns to encompass a greater range of structural, programmatic, aesthetic and material effects and properties. Extending patterns far beyond the surface notion of style and decoration, "Patterns of Architecture" assesses how and why the deployment of patterns is shaping the future of architecture. It is analysed through a multidisciplinary and international series of essays and designs from architects, engineers, academics, researchers and expert professionals in the field. The key contributors include: Hanif Kara, Patrik Schumacher and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
Mark Garcia is the Research Co-ordinator and an MPhil/PhD Supervisor in the Department of Architecture at the Royal College of Art (RCA). He has worked for Branson Coates Architecture and has held academic research posts at St Antony's College (Oxford University) and the Department of Industrial Design Engineering (Royal College of Art) as well as lecturing in universities across Japan, Switzerland and the UK. He was guest-editor of AD Architextiles (Vol 76, No 6, Nov/Dec 2006) and is editor of The Diagrams of Architecture (John Wiley