Post-industrial Robotics

Exploring Informed Architecture

  • Angelo Figliola
  • Alessandra Battisti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Angelo Figliola, Alessandra Battisti
    Pages 1-45

About this book


This book highlights the concept of informed architecture as an alternative to performance-based approaches. Starting with an analysis of the state of art, the book defines an operative methodology in which performative parameters lead to the generation of the shape becoming the design’s input, rather than being mere quantitative parameters. It then uses case studies to investigate the methodology. Lastly, the book discusses a novel way of conceiving and using the manufacturing tool, which is the basis for the definition of informed architectures in relation to data usage and the optimization process.


Informed architecture Performative architecture Computational design Ceramic Shading System Innovative fabrication techniques Revolving Brick Topology optimization Additive Manufacturing Acoustic bricks Woven clay

Authors and affiliations

  • Angelo Figliola
    • 1
  • Alessandra Battisti
    • 2
  1. 1.Planning, D&T of ArchitectureSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Planning, D&T of ArchitectureSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-5277-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-5278-6
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