Interactive architecture

Frazer, John H. (2008) Interactive architecture. In Brown, Paul, Gere, Charlie, Lambert, Nicholas, & Mason, Catherine (Eds.) White Heat Cold Logic British Computer Art 1960-1980. The MIT Press, Massachusetts ; Cambridge, pp. 37-51.

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This chapter explores the development of concepts of interactive environments by comparing two major projects that frame the period of this book. The Fun Palace of 1960 and the Generator of 1980 both proposed interactive environments responsive to the needs and behaviour of their users, but the contrast in terms of the available technology and what it enabled could not be more marked. The Fun Palace broke new architectural, organizational and social ground and was arguably the first proposition for cybernetic architecture; the Generator demonstrated how it could be achieved. Both projects are now acknowledged as seminal architectural propositions of the twentieth century, and both were designed by Cedric Price.

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ID Code: 25863
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: interactive architecture
ISBN: 9780262026536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The MIT Press
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2009 23:34
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 04:55

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