Smartgeometry (SG) is a key influence on the architectural community. An informal international network of practitioners and researchers, the group meets annually to experiment with new technologies and collaborate to develop digital design techniques.
SG was founded to encourage the development, discussion, and experimentation of digital design techniques driven by design intent rather than on construction specifications. SG calls for a re-consideration of the design process, where the creation of computational mechanisms become an integral part of designing - not a task done prior to or separate from the process.
Inside Smartgeometry can be seen as a retroactive manifesto for SG, examining and contextualizing the work of the community. From interactive crowd-sourcing tools to responsive agent-based systems to complex digitally fabricated structures, it explores more than a decade of advances that have been influential for architecture. Through a compilation of 23 original texts from SG´s international network of designers, the book offers a critical state of the art of computational design for architecture.