Archinect - News 2015-11-30T14:04:46-05:00 Editor's Picks #253 Nam Henderson 2012-03-04T18:04:00-05:00 >2012-03-05T19:34:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chinese architect Wang Shu was this week named the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner. Will Galloway commented "unexpected but very coolio. i met wang shu last year at conference held by my uni her in tokyo. nice guy and very impressive presentation. love his work and his approach. i like that pritzker is not going after the usual suspects, personally."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Woody Evans a librarian living on the south side of Dubai., recently interviewed Sophia Vyzoviti an assistant professor of architectural design methodology at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly Greece, about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Between Dimensions</a>.<br><br> They discussed augmented reality, touching stuff, and the aesthetics of smart textures. Sophia is quoted therein saying "<em>Material computing is a recent discipline specific term that describes the analogue form-finding processes complementing the new digital design tools</em>". The two also explored the possible implications of applying the phrase uncanny valley from robotics to the development of biomimetic architecture.&nbsp;There is also this mouthful of a passage, used to describe Sophia&rsquo;s book <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soft Shells</a>, "<em>The work is primarily analogue, conducted in a low-tech, high-concept fashion, but operates as a digital morphogenesis propedia, exercises algorithmic thinking and suggests alternative and cross-over fabrication methods</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> ...</p>