Mass Customised Cities (Paperback)

Tom Verebes

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What happens when computational design and fabrication technologies ramp up to the urban scale? Though these innovative production processes are currently now largely limited to small-scale design projects, what will happen when they are applied to the vast scale of the 21st-century world city? Could new technologies enable an important shift away from mass production to increasingly bespoke and custom-designed systems? The introduction of standardisation and mass production processes in the 20th century saw the industrial city take on a repetitious and homogeneous quality through the duplication of component parts. Today non-standard, bespoke systems hold out the promise of realising a distinctive urbanism; characterized by the differentiation of serial production and the variation of simple parts that should lead to a more complex and compelling whole. Given the current pace and rate of urbanisation in Asia, the mass customization of the city is set to have imminent and far-reaching practical consequences for the rest of the developing and developed world.


Product Details

  • Product code: AQJRJ
  • ISBN: 9781118915646
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.3cm x 28.6cm
  • Pages: 136
  • Publish date: Fri Nov 20 00:00:00 GMT 2015
  • Book points: 19

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