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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. 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: Background: A Contribution to Frei Otto’s Work. DNA Parametricism. Rhinoscript | agata kycia. Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Powered by 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.

Weather erosion processes produce ground transformations, bringing favorable conditions and new spaces for a wide biodiversity. sP: What or who influenced this project? sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project? 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.

His IL series is a great documentation of his methods. This is a summary taken from reading 'Pneu and Bone'. “Pneu (greek : Pneuma = air) as an all-embracing term for a structural system which can be clearly distinguished from many other systems and which has particular characteristics” Frei Otto. Pneu : One of the most efficient technical structural systems is the pneu. Whenever parts of such objects solidify and become hard like the carapaces of a single cell organisms(eg: radiolaria) like the wood of plants and the shells and bones of animals (shells of insects, internal skeletons of vertebrates). Most objects in living nature can be regarded as 3d fibre nets with varying mesh sizes.

Midterm review | 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. The design is raised off the ground, creating a public space underneath that can be used for events when the museum is closed. The building would be constructed using a lattice structure, covered with a layer of concrete. During construction a huge plastic bag would be inflated inside the structure to support the concrete until it hardened. The museum is intended to contain a model of New York City’s five boroughs. The information below is from Elliot White: This project was completed in the fall of 2008 under the direction of David Ruy and Karel Klein of RuyKlein.

Unexpectedly the physical modeling of the cloth produced a most interesting and unintended result. As for the interior, I wanted to create a sense of corporeality. 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. 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. *image: Gregory WHITNEY (M.Arch 2015), “Tensegrity.” exhibition, ezio BLASETTI, Lasha BROWN, Marilyn TAYLOR, Michael LOVERICH, NOTHINGeverHAPPENS, PennDesign, sandra MANNiNGER, simon kim, Sofia KRIMIZI, winka dubbeldam.

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. Two weeks more to go until the hand-in of portfolios (28th May).

Here are couple pictures: Luka Kreze’s thorned tensegrity architecture against dictatorship on Tahrir Square – A manual to start a revolution. Jake Alsop’s wax-generated temple for Bees Chris Ingram’s Slate Community, away from electro-magnetic radiation Marilu Valente’s Digital/Physical experiement on elastic bio-polymer Marilu Valente’s diagramming of the bio-polymer stretch. 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 Like this: Like Loading... (bio)Plastic Morphologies | WeWantToLearn. Heinz Isler ice structures. | Safety third. 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. Sprayed with water, they iced over and formed self supporting structures. Often, a millimeter thick layer of ice was enough to allow the supporting structure to be removed. Like this: Like Loading... 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. 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. See all our stories about DMY Berlin in our special category. Here's some more information from the designers: Vienna Design Week Embassy presents Tape Installation #5 at DMY, 09.-12.06.2010 / Tempelhof, Berlin The installation was executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).

See also: ENTRY PARADISE PAVILION BY CHRIS BOSSE | A AS ARCHITECTURE. 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. (Scott Mayoral) 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). Above: ”COLOURSCAPE” by Cwmni Colourscape. 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. (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. (It is easy to confuse this with the well-known topic of `sphere packing' -- how many ping-pong balls fit in a box car -- but there is almost no contact between these two topics!!) Circle packings were introduced by William Thurston in his Notes.

Maps between circle packings which preserve tangency and orientation act in many ways as discrete analogues of analytic functions. Conformal welding by my former student G. The Zoo: Here is a small menagerie of circle packings in the plane, the hyperbolic plane, and the sphere. Circle Packing Software: RhinoScripted Tools: Image-Based Circle Packing. 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. They are composed from elastomers of different Shore hardness that allow the screen to alter its shape from flat to extended. Rubber’s elasticity and high weight to volume ratio make it particularly problematic as a self-supporting material. However, the compounded effect of excessive weight on a stretchable material results in it stiffening.

By crisscrossing hard and soft rubbers, Gravity Screens use this property to create a controlled stretch. Screens as a system for spatial differentiation are inherently flexible. The goal of the gravity screen is to create a system that works not only through gravitational force, but also through human interaction. Looking at the series of screens as a room more distinctively defines a boundary and a way to enclose a space. 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. we’ve since found jarek bilda’s image based circle packing to be a pretty nice script to detail complex articulation (you will need to download the rhPlugin from mcneel to work explore with this – or… rewrite and use GH’s built-in image sampler). download the rhino and grasshopper package here. 21 people like this post.

Tags: grasshopper , script. 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,' Artificialia & mirabilia » Je ne ferai pas de pavillon. Forget Your Past - Timothy Allen in Buzludzha, Bulgaria. Ruminant quarantine. Parasitic insertions. Theater For Magicians – Sara Shafiei – The Bartlett UCL. The Funambulist | architectural narratives | Page 2. # STUDENTS /// Sadic(t)ropisms or The Intransigent Pursuit of the Sublime by Farzin Lotfi-Jam & Juan Francisco Saldarriaga.

Architecture - CCA Graduate Thesis Events. The Burning Ship Set | WeWantToLearn. 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.