1 Modular Structures by Asterios Agkathidis. ”this book examines morphogenetic processes based on a combination of digital and analogue modelling and manufacturing techniques. The introduction of the module, as the main instrument of geometric and structural determination, becomes crucial.”
2 Bio-structural. Analogues in architecture by Joseph Lim. “This book seeks to discover the architectural potential of biological structures as they can be found in nature. The structures that give biological forms strength, movement, firmness, and flexibility are studied, illustrated, and used as an inspiration for a huge number of design experiments of which the thinking, working, and final prototyping process are shown.”
by Geoff Manaugh, blogging at bldgblog.blogspot.com - architectual conjecture, urban speculation, landscape futures. A book full of “stories about the past news about the present and speculation about the future of how humans shape their environment. [..] a book combining history urban exploration science fiction design climate change and city planning with the view that everything is relevant to architecture.” amazon
Architect Lebbeus Woods
”[..] buildings that could very well be machines. [..] His work is experimental architecture in its most powerful, and politically provocative, sense.” bldgblogIn 1998 Woods founded riea, the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture - “a non-profit institution with the purpose of advancing experimentation and research in the field of architecture, in response to changing political, economic, technological and cultural conditions in the contemporary world.”
blog with a growing list of publications and texts, amazon booklist, bldgblog interview, lebbeuswoods.net.