The nature of making: rapid prototyping in architecture
Historically, all architecture was the intelligence of a single maker—the master builder. Specialization has caused architecture to fragment with architects serving only as designers. This report explores the ability of computer-aided drafting and manufacturing technologies to streamline the design procedure, which potentially increases the architect’s input into the process of building. Effectually, the architect narrows the distance between the design and the built—returning the
architect to the role of master builder.
An actual design exercise will examine the connection of architectural practice to making. To apply this research a habitable space was constructed through the incorporation of rapid prototyping.
School:Kansas State University
School Location:USA - Kansas
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:rapid prototyping master builder computer numerically controlled versioning architecture 0729
Date of Publication:01/01/2006