Studio 11

The Third Digital Turn of Non-Standard Architecture

Melika Aljukic

This studio is available to students enrolled in ABPL90142 Studio C, ABPL90143 Studio D, and ABPL90115 Studio E.

Studio Description

The studio will focus on the Third Digital Turn of Non-Standard that emerged out of Second Digital Turn identified as an architectural movement beginning in 2012, with aim to realise parametric architecture through novel methods of form finding and construction, by using parametric data models and robotics. The studio will investigate the Third Digital Turn through aspects of the codification of Non-Standard Architecture, ecological governance, rationalisation of Non-Standard Architecture, graded materials and automation in architecture. The novel interpretations of geometric lineage will be explored as the architectural intervention within the heritage site of Dubrovnik.

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Studio Outcomes

The studio aim is to develop an architectural design that interprets readings and integrates the design brief and the site to a comprehensive level of resolution. The studio will critically evaluate readings as an approach to represent architectural space and form. The codification of the architectural prototype will explore the limits of Non-Standard Architecture within the urban environment informed by material, construction and automation.

Studio Leader

Melika Aljukic is the principal architect of architecture and urban design practice Melika Aljukic Architects. Melika graduated from the University of New South Wales with Bachelor of Architecture First Class Honours, and holds a Master in Architecture (Architecture and Urbanism) from the Architectural Association. Melika is currently a PhD (Architecture) candidate at the University of Sydney and a sessional academic in architecture at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney.

Readings & References

  • Liber Statutorum Civitatis Ragusii
  • Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building
  • Melika Aljukic, “The Second Turn of Non-Standard Architecture,” in Architecture Bulletin: Futures
  • Bernard Cache, Projectiles
  • Mario Carpo, The Alphabet and the Algorithm
  • Mario Carpo, Second Digital Turn
  • Jacques Derrida, “Différance” in Margins on Philosophy
  • Jacques Derrida, Point de Folie – Meintenant l’Architecture”in AA Files
  • Matthias Fritsch, Taking Turns With the Earth
  • Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
  • Emil Kaufmann,  De Ledoux a Le Corbusier
  • Jan Knippers et al., Detail: Construction Manual for Polymers + Membranes
  • Thomas Bock and Thomas Linner, Robotic Industrialization
  • Frédéric Migayrou, “Non-Standard Orders ‘NSA-Codes,”’ in Future City Experiment and Utopia in Architecture
  • Colin Rowe, The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays
  • Patrik Schumacher, “Parametricism 2.0,” in Architectural Design: Parametricism 2.0
  • Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time 1
  • Bernard  Tschumi,  Architecture and Disjunction
  • Rudolf Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism
  • Heinrich Wölfflin, Renaissance and Baroque

Schedule Tuesdays 15:15-18:15, Thursdays 15:15-18:15

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