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id acadia12_277
authors Kelley, Thomas ; Blankenbaker, Sarah
year 2012
title Smart Disassembly: Or, How I Learned to Take Things Apart"
source ACADIA 12: Synthetic Digital Ecologies [Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-62407-267-3] San Francisco 18-21 October, 2012), pp. 277-283
summary Taking things apart is easy. How something works, or even what it is, is irrelevant to its dismantling. If assembly can be perceived as a rational act, then disassembly is certainly its counterpart: an intuitive, foolproof, and mindless errand of the seemingly curious subject. It is in this unflattering description, however, that disassembly warrants an analysis of its smart potential Smart Disassemblies locates the exploded view drawing, a representation that conveys the instructions for assembly, within its architectural legacy, from its origins in the Renaissance to its more contemporary appropriation by Thom Mayne and Daniel Libeskind. The categorical rules, and the part-to-whole relationships they imply, gleaned from these precedents are then subverted toward the end of disassembling an object. The proposed rule sets (Point of Explosion, Point of View, and Explosion Sequence) and their variants are tested through their application to a complex assembly of objects, a jazz quintet.
keywords part-to-whole , smart assembly , synthetic tectonics
series ACADIA
type panel paper
email thom.j.kelley@gmail.com
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