Frank P. Melendez has writtne a new book Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Visual Programming in Architectural Design.
Drawing from the Model presents architectural design students, educators, and professionals with a broad overview of both traditional and contemporary architectural representation methods. The book offers insights into developments in computing in relation to architectural drawing and modeling, by addressing historical analog methods of architectural drawing based on descriptive geometry and projection. It then transitions to contemporary digital methods based on computational processes and emerging technologies.
Drawing from the Model offers digital tools, techniques, and workflows for producing architectural design drawings, using contemporary 2D drawing and 3D modeling design software. Visual programming is introduced to address topics of parametric modeling, algorithmic design, computational simulations, physical computing, and robotics. More…
Available in e-book and paperback.
About the author:
Frank P. Melendez teaches at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York. His teaching and research covers topics on architectural drawing and 3D modeling, digital fabrication, computational design, emerging materials, responsive systems, physical computing, and robotics. He has held academic appointments at Carnegie Mellon University and Louisiana State University. He has been supported through grants and fellowships, including the MacDowell Colony. Frank is a partner at Augmented Architectures, a research and design practice in New York, NY, and has professional experience working at prominent offices, including Gehry Partners, LLP and Urban A&O. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University.