Cylinders, spheres and cubes are a small handful of shapes that can be defined by a single word. However, most shapes cannot be found in a dictionary. They belong to an alternative plastic world defined by trigonometry: a mathematical world where all shapes can be described under one systematic language and where any shape can transform into another.
Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers, a visually striking guidebook, clearly and systematically lays out the basic foundation for using these mathematical transformations as design tools. It is intended for architects, designers, and anyone with the curiosity to understand the link between shapes and the equations behind them.
About the Author:
Joseph Choma is the founder of the Design Topology Lab, an interdisciplinary design research practice. He completed his graduate studies in design and computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, Joseph teaches within the School of Architecture at Clemson University.
Additional credits and links:
[Digital companion Web site]
Joseph Choma, Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers.
Hardcover: 232 pages, 886 illustrations, 220mm x 220mm.
Laurence King Publishing (2015).