Simply Scripting, Milling, Printing? On the Resistance of Materials and the Question of Precision in Digital Architecture and Fabrication

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  • Heavy Matter

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  • Simply Scripting, Milling, Printing? On the Resistance of Materials and the Question of Precision in Digital Architecture and Fabrication

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  • Looking back to classical architectural theories the concept of materiality and construction was regarded as the sole and consistent topic in architecture. In the 19th century architect and theorist Gottfried Semper has complained that they could cut granite, such as cheese. He criticized that the technical progress would overcome the resistance of the material and that architecture runs the risk to lose control over the building process. What would Semper have said to current developments in digital architecture and fabrication?

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