-The term ‘digital architecture’ has been coined
by William Gibson in 1984.
-CYBERSPACE- The world of digital architecture is
largely a visual statement.
-‘Cyber’ here means ‘computer processed’,
conjoins the suffix ‘space’.
-Digital architecture uses computer modeling,
programming, simulation and imaging to create
both virtual forms and physical structures
-The terminology has also been used to refer to
other aspects of architecture that feature digital
-Architecture created digitally might not involve
the use of actual materials.
-Digital architecture allows complex calculations
that delimit architects and allow a diverse range
of complex forms to be created.
-Digital architecture has reinitiated a
debate regarding curvilinearity,
expressionism and role of technology in
society leading to new forms of non-
- The far eastern international digital
design award (the FEIDAD award) has
been in existence since 2000 and
honours “innovative design created
with the aid of digital media”.
TREE BRIDGE| Charles Norbury, Will Kendall and Andrew Novak
SOFTWARES THAT ARE USED IN DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE:
-Google Sketch up
software like C, C++
-Plug-in like grasshopper, artisns
MACHINE USED FOR DIGITAL DRAFTING:
AXYZ 3-Axis Router:
The AXYZ 4008 Series 3 Axis CNC Router is
one of the most popular sizes for CNC
Routers. Located in the Fabrication Lab, is
capable of handling a range of tooling and
application options in the industry and has
a process width of 48”, a length of 96” and
a 15” gantry height. The height limitations
may vary depending upon project
dimension, tool choice, and tool path
The computers in the fabrication lab
communicate to the CNC Router via the
AXYZ A2MC Advanced Control system. The
A2MC software, which is installed on the
computers in the Fabrication Lab, is the
heart of the AXYZ control network,
providing high speed data processing
capability, and motion control.
RhinoCAM 2012 is a CAM plug‐in
that runs inside of Rhinoceros 5 64
bit. This fully integrated RhinoCAM
plug‐in seamlessly integrates Rhino’s
CAD functionality with tool path
generation and cutting simulation or
Knowledge of rhinocam is essential to
use CNC machine.
It is verified that the proper bit has been
selected and that the feeds and speeds
associated with the job are correct.
Verification of tool paths id done and the
file must be cleared by a CNC TA before
miling time can be booked.
-ZAHA HADID is an Iraq-British
architect born on 31 October 1950
-Zaha Hadid’s style is boldly contemporary,
organic and innovative
-She creates design through new
technology and materials
-Her creations are more to do with
topography and landscape, emulating a
-Her concepts are “gravity defining”,
“fragmentary” and “revolutionary”.
-During postmodernism, Zaha Hadid
declared that modernity was an
incomplete project that deserves to be
She rekindled the flame of modernity with new desires of cocktails!
New national stadium, Tokyo
Jockey club tower, Hong Kong
-The cultural centre is situated in Baku,
completed in 2012
-The centre is named after Hayder Aliyev,
leader of Soviet era
-The cultural centre represents a fluid form
which emerges by folding of landscape’s natural
-All the functions, along with entrances, are
represented by folds in a single continuous
-The centre houses a conference hall, a gallery
hall, food and beverage area and a museum
-As it folds inside, the skin erodes away to
become an element of the interior landscape of
-The fluid form also connects the various
cultural spaces providing each element its own
identity and privacy.
-It has three auditorium that are connected by
-The series of ramps provided in interior
connects the mezzanine levels above
-The BMW central building located in Germany ,
completed in 2005 is the winning design for Pritzker
award by Zaha Hadid
-The central building is the nerve centre for BMW’s
new manufacture of BMW 3 series vehicle
-The three production building were connected by
this central building
-Designed as series of overlapping and
interconnecting levels and spaces it blurs the
separation between parts of complex
-Each day, 650 BMW 3 Series, pass through
the Central Building on an elevated conveyor
as they move from one of the three
production sheds to the next.
-Dim blue LED lights highlight the vehicles
after each stage.
- These conveyors not only take the vehicles
from one production shed to another, but do
so directly through all of the functional
spaces of the Central Building.
- The offices, meeting rooms, and public
relations facilities are all built around
these elevated conveyors belts
-All of the load-bearing walls, floors, and
office levels are made of cast-in-place
concrete, while the roof structure is
composed of structural steel beams and space
- The facade is clad in simple materials of like
corrugated metal, channel glass, and glass
curtain walls .