Hyperbody – First Decade of Interactive Architecture

The Hyperbody publication seen from aside.
The publication emphasises its physical dimension by a three-dimensional text in the spine of the book object.
The strong typography is used consequently throughout the book on each of the title pages.
Close-up of the contents section, showing parts of the education and research sections.
Title page for the research section, which is the backbone and main section of the book.
Visualizations provide a useful overview and also function as a table of contents for each specific section.
An example text page from the publication.
At the beginning of each text a list of the subchapters is provided to indicate the focus of the text in yet another way.
An example text page from the publication showing some of the linkages to the alternate visual narrative, which is woven into the book by alternating between text and image pages.
Each text page in the book shows links and fragments of related paragraphs elsewhere in the publication. The hyperlinks are based on the semantic context of each keyword.
The length of the blue bars under the keywords represents its frequency of use throughout the whole book. Numbers indicate the specific amount of occurrences on each page.
After each text page an image page follows, resulting in two different alternating narratives that provide two different modes of reading.
An example image page from the publication.
An example image page from the publication.
An example image page from the publication.
At the bottom of every image page a list of thmbnails provides links to related images throughout the book.
At the end of the book a comprehensive glossary provides an overview of all the keywords and their number of occurrences throughout the publication.
Title: Hyperbody
Subtitle: First Decade of Interactive Architecture
Type: Print; Paperback
Type.dimensions: 220 × 170 × 40 mm
Type.pages: 624 pages
Type.printing: Two-colour (odd spreads); Full-colour process (CMYK) (even spreads); Double-sided
Type.paper: Amber Graphic, 100 g/m²
Type.edition: Unknown number of copies
Designer.name: N. O. (Niels) Schrader; F. N. (Fernando) van der Vlist
Designer.affiliation: Mind Design – Gedankendesign
Programmer.name: M. (Michał) Ejdys
Programmer.affiliation: Mind Design – Gedankendesign
Editor.name: Dr. H. H. (Henriette) Bier; Dr. N. (Nimish) Biloria; C. (Chris) Kievid; Prof. Dr. Ir. K. (Kas) Oosterhuis; O. (Owen) Slootweg; X. (Xin) Xia
Editor.affiliation: Hyperbody, Dept. of Architectural Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology
Contributor.name: Design assistance from G. (Gilles) de Brock, and E. (Erik) Boldt; Editorial assistance from B. A. (Bao) Nguyen Phuoc; Proofreading by R. (Rachel) Bacon, C. (Christopher) Nicolson, E. (Eleonoor) Jap Sam, and P. (Perla) Jap Sam; Scientitic committee consisting of Prof. Dr. N. (Neil) Leach, Prof. Dr. M. (Marcos) Novak, and Prof. Dr. A. (Antonino) Saggio
Contributor.affiliation: Mind Design – Gedankendesign; Hyperbody, Dept. of Architectural Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delt University of Technology; Jam Sam Books
Description.note: This project was selected by Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs for the selection of books published in the year 2012.
Description: Hyperbody is a richly illustrated publication that documents the results of more than 10 years of academic research on interactive architecture conducted by the Hyperbody design group at Delft University of Technology. The group was set up in 2000 by Prof. Kas Oosterhuis and is pioneering in the domain of computationally driven non-standard architecture, an active, component-based system that reacts to the user and his immediate environment.
The Hyperbody publication takes its title literally, as it presents the content in the form of a non-sequential hyper-structure. A network of references connects related pieces of information, and offers the reader the opportunity to instantly jump to other sections in the book.
The hyperlinks were established by proprietary software that first scanned the entire content of the book and listed the most frequent keywords for each page. A maximum of 3 words from this page-specific list is then used to find semantically related texts on other pages and create the ultimate interactive reading experience: flipping back and forth between passages of different authors, cross-checking and comparing them.
Description.source: Mind Design – Gedankendesign
Printer: Oro Grafisch Projectmanagement
Printer.place: Koekange, the Netherlands
Publisher: Jam Sam Books
Publisher.place: Heijningen, the Netherlands
Date.accepted: June 2012
Date.published: June 2012
Language: English (United Kingdom)
Identifier.ISBN: 978-94-90322-09-0
Availability: Jap Sam Books
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