Issue Thirteen of Design Research Unit’s publication IA; Intelligent Architecture is dedicated to the theme: ‘Architecture and Making’. This edition explores the role of making as we create spaces and places to live, work and play.
How we approach making our built environment, the way in which it is made and what it is made of, becomes critical in our response to the finite resources we have on our planet and requires additional judgement about appropriateness, longevity and safety.
This issue of iA is an exploration of these issues; it is about process as well as product. It looks at how craftsmanship might become digital craftsmanship, how contemporary manufacturing might learn from traditional techniques and how intuitive knowledge can inform material science.