DETAIL Magazine: Digital Processes

DETAIL Magazine: Digital Processes

I recently read Detail Magazine’s latest issue about Digital Processes. The issue is divided into three parts. The first part deals with digital planning technologies that include mapping techniques for analysis, terrestrial laser scanning, and geographic information systems among others. The second section delves into digital production technologies such as CNC laser cutting, hot wire cutting, and jointed-arm robotics. The final piece brings these together by showcasing six projects that utilize these technologies. In its totality, the issue is a good overall look at the present and future opportunities digital technology offers the profession.


7 Introduction: The Evolution of Digital Processes

Digital Planning Technologies

14 Geographic Information Systems 16 Analysis Techniques—Mapping 18 Simulation and Optimization 21 Computer-aided Architectural Design (CAAD) 24 Rule-Based Planning—Parametrics

27 Digital Capture—Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) 29 Project Room—The Transparent Project 33 Digital Interfaces in Construction 41 Legal Challenges in the Context of Digital Planning Processes

Digital Production Technologies 46 Generative Procedures 46 Rapid Procedures 50 CNC Precast Concrete Elements 50 Robot-aided Assembly of Individuals Elements 52 3D Printing on a Large Scale 54 Subtractive Procedures

56 CNC Laser Cutting 58 CNC Jet Cutting 59 CNC Hot Wire Cutting 60 CNC Milling 61 Jointed-arm Robotics 62 Forming Processes 64 CNC Bending Edges 66 CNC Punching and Nibbling 68 Pressure Forming

Project Examples

72 Digital Generation of a Supporting Structure 74 The Sphere at Deutshe Bank in Frankfurt 76 Pedestrian Bridge in Reden

77 Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne

82 Hungerburg Funicular in Innsbruck

86 National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw

92 Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan

Appendix 105 Glossary 107 Literature: Reference Books and Articles 108 Manufacturers, Companies and Academic Institutions 109 Picture Credits 110 Index

Authors: Moritz Hauschild Rüdiger Karzel

Co-Authors: Martin Berchtold Klaus Bollinger Manfred Grohmann Holger Heilmann Philipp Krass Arne Künstler Martin Manegold Heike Matcha Shozo Motosugi Christoph Motzko Oliver Tessmann Axel Wirth

Staff: Ante Ljubas Sara Darvish Christoph Kühne

Editorial Services: Cornelia Hellstern, Nicola Kollmann, Eva Schönbrunner

Editorial Assistants: Katinka Johanning, Peter Popp, Verena Schmidt

Cover: Paperback Pages: 111 ISBN: 978-3-0346-0725-4

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Cite: Christopher Henry. "DETAIL Magazine: Digital Processes" 18 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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