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L’idéologie du continu et l’architecture hyper-standard

Abstract : In spite of the discrete nature of digital computers, the architectural ideology in the milieus invested in advanced technologies at the turn of the 21st century is based upon the concept of the ‘continuous’ in various aspects. The ideal of continuity between design and manufacturing, also known as ‘file-to-factory’, meaning an uninterrupted process from the computer-aided design of the project to its production by automated machines, further attaches this concept to the ‘making’. The flexible, precise computer numerically controlled machine plays then a key role, fulfilling the promise of diversified mass production, opposed to that of post-war industrialisation. However, standardisation has multiple faces; can intensive mechanisation be separate from it? Following Pierre Veltz talking about a hyper-industrial society rather than a post-industrial one, we question whether computer-aided construction is not likely evolving towards ‘hyper-standard’ rather than ‘non-standard’ production.
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Dimitriadi Leda. L’idéologie du continu et l’architecture hyper-standard. Lefebvre P., Neuwels J., Possoz J.-P. (dirs.). Penser-Faire. Thinking-Making. Quand des architectes se mêlent de construction. When Architects Engage in Construction, Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, pp.181-194, 2021. ⟨halshs-03410040⟩



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