Book Release Event at the Neutra VDL Residence in Los Angeles, CA:
Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World by Michael Fox
Please join us for a book release on Saturday, August 13th, at the Neutra VDL house. There will be a panel discussion with several contributors to the book, and Q&A starting at 5:30 followed by a reception.
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
About the Book:
Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect—with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this book. Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World illustrates how structures can process information, make observations, and utilize tools to translate natural systems and create seamlessly integrated environments, from data-driven light installations, responsive sculptures, and performative materials, to smart highways, dynamic spaces, kinetic facades, and adaptive buildings.
About the Author:
Michael Fox is a founding partner of FoxLin Architects and a professor at Cal Poly Pomona. He is also the Co-Author with Miles Kemp of the book Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press. He is the past president of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT as a sponsored research group to investigate interactive architecture. Michael has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture. He has won numerous awards in architectural ideas competitions and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in numerous international periodicals and books, and has been exhibited worldwide. His work has been funded by NASA, the Annenberg Foundation, the Graham Foundation and others. Fox has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture at MIT, The Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) in Los Angeles as well as numerous international workshops.
Rob Ley Studio and Radical Craft
Future Cities Lab
MAB Architecture R
uairi Glynn and Alma-nac
Asif Khan Ltd. Aedas Architects
FoxLin and Brahma Architects
Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure
Achim Menges with Steffen Reichert and Oliver David Kreig