From the Back Cover
Guest–edited by Neil Leach
What is the impact of digital technologies on the design andanalysis of cities? For the last 15 years, the profound impact ofcomputer–aided techniques on architecture has been well charted.From the use of standard drafting packages to the more experimentaluse of generative design tools and parametric modelling, digitaltechnologies have come to play a major role in architecturalproduction. But how are they helping architects and designers tooperate at the urban scale? And how might they be changing the wayin which we perceive and understand our cities?
- Features some of the world s leading experimentalpractices, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, R&Sie(n), Biothingand Xefirotarch.
- Takes in exciting emerging practices, such as moh architects,kokkugia and THEVERYMANY, and work by students at some of the mostprogressive schools, such as the AA, Dessau Institute ofArchitecture and RMIT.
- Contributors include: Michael Batty, Benjamin Bratton, AlainChiaradia, Manuel DeLanda, Vicente Guallart and Peter Trummer.
About the Author
Neil Leach is Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Brighton, and visiting professor at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at the Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture and SCI–Arc. He is the author, editor and translator of many books, including Rethinking Architecture
(Routledge 1997), The Anaesthetics of Architecture
(MIT Press, 1999), Designing for a Digital World
(John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and Digital Tectonics
(John Wiley & Sons, 2004), and was co–curator of the (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture exhibition at the Architecture Biennial Beijing in 2008.