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A N D R E S H A R R I S » 0.0 Viscous Morphologies. A i m: The aim of the research is the development of structure based on self-forming and self-optimising morphologies derived from the manipulation of viscous materials using both physical experimentation and parametric computation to simulate in a digital environment the physical processes that fluids and other viscous materials that have the ability to harden, undergo under certain pressures.

A N D R E S H A R R I S » 0.0 Viscous Morphologies

The central Aim is to develop a research based on self-forming and self-optimising viscous morphologies integrating design and performance- H y p o t h e s i s : The research is developed on the assumption that if an integrated design method delivers both physical and digital outputs from the study of viscous material’s behaviour, then high adaptability to complex issues that deal with performance, structure, material use, manufacturing efficiency and complex geometry could be achieved. Underlying assumptions:

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Cataclysm. Bologna ITALY suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.


Power Agents (Francesco LANCIOTTI, Ervis LAPI, Davide MINUTELLI, & Alessandra POLI): Cataclysm is a disaster caused by natural phenomenon, in this case caused by man-kind who is becoming a geological factor, able to pour out events that have always belonged to nature. University of Bologna critics: Alessio ERIOLI (Studio Master); Tommaso CASUCCI, Filippo NASSETTI, & Alessandro ZOMPARELLI (Tutors) Using a bottom-up methodology we studied the paradigm of rivers creation and weather erosion process as new approaches for sustainable housing and developed this project in the mountainous area in the South of Maribor, in which an integrated urban complex will rise. Hybridbiostructures: 2011-06-05. Otto utilized formfinding methods and was a master at translating nature's principles to laws of physics and then to architectural design.

Freestyle.hacking the building industry. Queens Museum of Art by Elliot White. Elliot White, a 3rd year architecture student at Pratt Institute in New York has sent us these images of his conceptual design for a redevelopment of Queens Museum of Art at the World’s Fair site in Queens, New York.

Queens Museum of Art by Elliot White

FABRIC FORMWORK. Sandra MANNiNGER. Philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA FULL SCALE, the exhibition and installation of first-year studio heralds a new curriculum from the chair of the Department of Architecture.

sandra MANNiNGER

This collection of work presents modular architecture that expresses tectonics, assembly logics, and spatial intelligence. More than abstract geometries and digital models, FULL SCALE requires proof of constructibilty and craft. Please join us. exhibition & installation: FULL SCALE. Online Knowledge. It was DS10′s Final crit yesterday which concludes our BRIEF03:TEMPLE . Wonderful day with a wide spectrum of temples showing the concerns and fascinations of a group of twenty-one architectural students in 2013. A myriad of political and spiritual statements on today’s society helped by parametric design tools and physical modelling. Here is the list of all the themes that emerged in the third term: Thank you very much to all our external critiques: William Firebrace, Jeanne Sillett, Harri Lewis and Jack Munro.

A Bio-Plastic temple in the Polymer Valley. After developing a series of experiments with bio-plastic made from potato starch, glycerine and vinegar , Marilu Valente created a digital form-finding technique which uses the same principles as the elastic material. Below is a plan of the resulting building, a bio-polymer centre in the Polymer Valley in Thelford, U.K.

We will be updating this post soon but wanted you to see how a complex three-dimensional Architecture can still be communicated through a beautiful 2D plan. # PotatoStarchIsTheFuture Plan of the bio-plastic temple by Marilu Valente. (bio)Plastic Morphologies. Heinz Isler ice structures. The swiss engineer started experimenting with ice just a few years afer graduating from university. He would hang nets, cloth, strings and balloons on trees, and support them from below with rods. They took on their natural form through their own weight and the wind. Millimeter thick layer of ice was enough to allow the supporting structure to be removed. Tape Installation by Numen/For Use at DMY Berlin. DMY Berlin 2010: designers Numen/For Use of Vienna and Zagreb wove a web of adhesive tape around scaffolding at the DMY Berlin venue in the Tempelhof former airport last week.

Tape Installation by Numen/For Use at DMY Berlin

Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. The project involved wrapping 45 km of tape about the posts over four days. It was one of three projects awarded in the DMY Awards (see Tafelstukken by Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders, also awarded, in our earlier story). Numen/For Use represented Vienna Design Week at the event, which takes place in October this year. ENTRY PARADISE PAVILION BY CHRIS BOSSE. Oyler Wu, The Graduation Experts, Design Another Pavilion for SCI-Arc. Looking up at Storm Cloud (Clifford Ho) After creating their 2011 and 2012 graduation pavilions for SCI-Arc, Oyler Wu has once again produced a striking structure LA-based school, this time on the occasion of their 4oth anniversary. Dubbed the Storm Cloud pavilion, the structure salvages the existing steel from the 2011 Netscape , which served as the school’s graduation pavilion two years ago. Looking at Storm Cloud , one can hardly tell it shares much of the bones that made up the older pavilion.

(Clifford Ho) “Since the event is in the evening, we wanted create a canopy that has a lantern-like effect when lit, so we came up with the idea of creating funnels that we can place lighting inside of them,” said Oyler Wu principal Jenny Wu of the pavilion’s inspiration. Though the idea was elegant, the couple was challenged by the nature of the stretch fabric itself, which didn’t lend itself to shapes other than a simple rectangle or circle. Colourscape Festival by Cwmni Colourscape and Eye Music Trust.

Below is an amazing reference for anyone looking either at inflatable structures, light, colours, acoustics, performing arts etc. The Project is entitled “Colourscape” and is organised several times a year by Eye Music Trust while actual spaces are designed and built by the renowned artistic partnership of Peter Jones and Lynne Dickens (see video below). By linking music, colour, light, space and movement the festival aims to give new dimensions to public perception and new understanding of contemporary music and performing arts. Even though exterior of the building (especially from aerial view) is not particularly aesthetically pleasing, the effect of sunlight and colours is unbelievable while you are inside.

Also, pay attention to how cleverly they solved the issue of entering an inflatable building. Another quite recent similar example (on a larger scale though) is Anish Kapoor’s “Leviathan” in Grand Palais, Paris (see pictures below). Ernesto Neto at the Armory. CirclePack and circle packing. General Comments: My primary research interests revolve around circle packing: connections to analytic function theory, Riemann surfaces, computational conformal structures, and applications.

CirclePack and circle packing

(see my curriculum vita.) A circle packing is a configuration of circles with a specified pattern of tangencies. See the examples below; the circles typically must assume a variety of different sizes in order to fit together in a prescribed tangency pattern. RhinoScripted Tools: Image-Based Circle Packing. Digital design & fabrication. Gravity Screens. Project by Omar Khan Project Role: Research, Design and Fabrication Gravity Screens are surface constructions whose form results from gravity’s effect on their material patterning.

Gravity Screens

Adaptive circle packing. Rhino 4.0 / grasshopper 0.60057 as discussed before on the lace bloom veil house in surry hills , we had implemented a circle packing script originally developed by steven janssen. We’ve altered the code to constrain to any closed curve geometry and have also adapted the circle radii based on distance logic to attractor points + included a random influence which shakes up the radii increment. Auto-organization. Circle Packing - Miu Ling Lam. SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 - Phantom Geometry - Kyle & Liz Von Hasseln/Advisors: Peter Testa & Devyn Weiser. SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 - Phantom Geometry - Kyle & Liz Von Hasseln/Advisors: Peter Testa & Devyn Weiser.

///////Turing Pavilion. Fondation Le Corbusier ',myPageTitle,' Pavillon Philips, exposition internationale de 1958 , Bruxelles, Belgique, 1958 Le bâtiment fait état de voiles "paraboles-hyperboles" qui, jusqu'ici, n'avaient pas eu à répondre à des tâches de cette nature. Les parois sont constituées de dalles gauches coulées sur sable au sol d'une dimension approximative de 1 m 50 de côté. Artificialia & mirabilia » Je ne ferai pas de pavillon. Forget Your Past - Timothy Allen in Buzludzha, Bulgaria. Ruminant quarantine. Los angeles CALIFORNIA. Parasitic insertions. Los angeles CALIFORNIA. Theater For Magicians – Sara Shafiei – The Bartlett UCL.

Architectural narratives. # STUDENTS /// Sadic(t)ropisms or The Intransigent Pursuit of the Sublime by Farzin Lotfi-Jam & Juan Francisco Saldarriaga. Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough again to be part of a very interesting jury at Columbia University for the final review of the studio tutored by Francois Roche assisted by Ezio Blasetti and Miranda Romer.

# STUDENTS /// Sadic(t)ropisms or The Intransigent Pursuit of the Sublime by Farzin Lotfi-Jam & Juan Francisco Saldarriaga

Like the last three year (2008, 2009, 2010), one project/scenario particularly triggered my imagination and critical sense. Architecture - CCA Graduate Thesis Events. The Burning Ship Set. AIA Pavilion / Gernot Riether. No heimat for you. Heterotopic gardens. AA School of Architecture Projects Review 2011 - DRL Phase 2 - ComputerBlue. Cloud Tower To Float Over London for 2012 Olympics. TAREK. Phyllon Lamp Mimics Leaf Structure. RNDRD.