CDE Studio 11

The Third Digital Turn of Non-Standard Architecture

Studio leader: Dr Melika Aljukic

The studio focus is 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 investigates the Third Digital Turn through aspects of the codification of Non-Standard architecture, ecological governance, rationalisation of Non-Standard Architecture, graded materials for Non–Standard Architecture and automation in architecture. The novel interpretations of geometric lineage are explored as the architectural intervention within the heritage site of Dubrovnik.

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 critically evaluates 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
Dr 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 a Bachelor of Architecture First Class Honours, holds a Master in Architecture (Architecture and Urbanism) from the Architectural Association in London and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Sydney for her thesis ‘The Third Digital Turn of Non-Standard Architecture’. Melika is a programme lead in architecture at the University of Melbourne and teaches for the MArch and BArch 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 Industrialisation
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

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