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Morphogenesism. HEX curtain. FABRIKAAT exhibition at Ventura Lambrate. Dezeen promotion: an exhibition of products for the garden designed by students from Rotterdam's Piet Zwart Institute will take place at the Ventura Lambrate design district in Milan later this month.

FABRIKAAT exhibition at Ventura Lambrate

Top: Brick Biotope by Micaela Nardella and Oana TudoseAbove: Blindfolded by Anette Backe and Dominika Dyminska Students from the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design programme were asked to explore traditional craft processes in their designs. Working in teams, they learned specific techniques such as cutting, knitting, weaving and moulding, before applying these to products that reconsider the role of the garden. Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose's Brick Biotope is made from sand and plaster and offers a nesting space for birds in the built environment.

Angelique Etman and Marie Gade-Lundlie have used weaving and crochet techniques combined with hardening resin to create cocoon-like furniture. Material experimentation by Angelique Etman and Marie Gade-Lundlie What is FABRIKAAT? March 2008. PINKCLOUD.DK. Dịch. Theverymany. Ezio Blasetti.


Autogenic Structures. Structure in Nature is a Strategy for Design (9780262660457): Peter Pearce. BIODeLab BIODesign Research Laboratory. ModeLab. PARAsite. +[2D into 3D - Microstation VBA- Microstation Generative Componets [GC] – Parametric Modeling] « MariaLardi. 3D Scanning and Re-Presentation Final Projects « Patrick Hebron – ITP Blogs. In the past few weeks, I have taken a whirlwind tour through the worlds of 3D scanning & position/orientation sensing.

3D Scanning and Re-Presentation Final Projects « Patrick Hebron – ITP Blogs

The product of this study is still a work in progress. Here is my project concept statement: If Photorealism is only one of many possible styles of painting, then the “realism” of our natural vision must similarly be one of many possible modes of realism. There is no reason to suspect that our natural vision presents the world as it really is. We are abstractly aware of this and yet are limited in our ability to experience other modes. Here are the results so far: And the steps taken to reach these results… (continue on next page) Let’s start from the beginning. 3D Scanning There are a number of methods for scanning a 3D object. So I moved onto the development of a laser scanner, which uses a camera to measure the displacement of the laser line across the contour of an object. This device worked well for a single contour slice when the beam sweep was locked at 0deg. McNeel. Archive for McNeel Lecture / Workshop | TexFab / San Antonio Marc Fornes will run a Python workshop as part of the “Applied Research through Fabrication” TexFab conference in San Antonio, Tx – April 14-15 2012 110506 FRAC Centre | Assembly (4/40) FRAC Centre | Assembly | 10% : 4 modules / 40… Design: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ ©2011 110406 Centre Pompidou, Paris Opening April 6th, 2011 Y/Surf/Struc* | Centre Pompidou, Paris (4th floor) *project part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.


Design: MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ ©2010-11 “from surface condition to structural network” 110321-31_F(AA)SHIONS | AA Visiting School Paris PARIS | F(AA)SHIONS | AA Visiting Workshop | 21-31st March 2011 Director: Jorge Ayala | Location: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris Marc Fornes has kindly been invited to run one of the studio at the f(AA)shions workshop / one of the visiting workshop of Architectural Association School that will be hosted at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. St. Amazing Architecture. Parametric research. AA Rome VS | Form as (Dynamic) Unknown_research May 2013 The 10-day workshop has been focused on the design of computational kinetic structural systems, which interact with the behavior inherent in the city, environment and population.

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The aim of the workshop has been to investigate parametric kinetic strategies that transform according to the ever-changing data system. __Altro… AA Rome VS | Form as Unknown (X)_research October 2012 The 10 day workshop investigates structural computational design, where students are engaging debate with Roman engineer Sergio Musmeci’s idea of ‘form as unknown’. Gridshell | Form finding experiment December 2012 The following is a form-finding experiment on a GRIDSHELL made by Kangaroo, a physics plugin for Grasshopper. Sergio Musmeci | Basento Bridge November 2011 The mathematical interaction between force and function led to the formation of the Sergio Musmeci Viaduct. AAD Algorithmic Aided Design Pubblicato su ARCHILINE 2/2011 Tools | strumenti e creatività. Patrick schumacher. Patrik Schumacher - People - Zaha Hadid Architects. Profile: Patrik has been with our practice since 1988.

Patrik Schumacher - People - Zaha Hadid Architects

He is a company director and our Senior Designer, involved alongside Zaha Hadid herself in all projects we undertake. He maintains an active role in the development throughout the design phases. Education: Patrik studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and at the Southbank University in London. Teaching: Patrik Schumacher has been teaching at various architectural schools in Britain, Continental Europe and the USA since 1992 and a co-director of the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association School of Architecture since 1996. ZHA projects: His completed projects include the MAXXI Centre of Contemporary Art and Architecture, Rome, which won the Stirling prize in 2010 and one of the practice’s first completed constructions, the Vitra Fire Station (1992). Event Listing - School of Architecture Lecture Series: Patrik Schumacher. Zaha hadid + Patrick schumacher "total fluidity" exhibit. Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion / Zaha Hadid + Patrick Schumacher. Patrik Schumacher. Grasshopper - generative modeling for Rhino. Apo Mechanes 2010 Studio. Ahylo lab in collaboration with supermanoeuvre and kokkugia present the Apo Mechanes 2010 studio (seminar and workshop) which is going to be held in Athens this summer, from the 19th of July till the 6th of August in the Halls of Michael Cacoyannis Foundation’s Cultural Centre.

Apo Mechanes 2010 Studio

Apo Mechanes is an intensive 3-week computational design studio held each summer in Athens, Greece. The studio is devoted to furthering techniques and concepts of algorithmic processes as means for design and fabrication. Apo Mechanes brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds and fields of study to discuss, exchange and collaborate on projects that investigate modes of algorithmic and machinic processes in architectural design. The title ApoMechanes is derived from “από μηχανής”, literally “from the machine”, and refers to the machinic nature of the studio in both an abstract/diagrammatic and a literal fabrication sense. • Karl Chu will lecture on the 1st of June in Athens. Adrian lahoud. Algorithmicdesign- ezio blasetti. From control to design parametric algorithmic architecture.

SuckerPUNCH. Los angeles CALIFORNIA Commonly understood today as a set of beliefs or practices in conflict with prevailing dogma, the word “heresy” derives from the Greek “heiresis,” meaning “choice.”


In classical antiquity, the term also signified a period during which a young philosopher would examine various schools of thought in order to determine his future way of life. symposium: “Modern Architecture in L.A.: A Confederacy of Heretics” with Ewan BRANDA, Hernan DIAZ ALONSO, Todd GANNON, Wes JONES, Jeffrey KIPNIS, Thom MAYNE, Eric MOSS, Andrew ZAGO, & more. Friday, 06/14, 3.00-9.00 p.m, Saturday, 06/15, 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. SCI-Arc Campus 960 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, California 90013 andrew ZAGO, Coy HOWARD, eric owen moss, Ewan BRANDA, hernan diaz ALONSO, jeffrey KIPNIS, NOTHINGeverHAPPENS, paul GOLDBERGER, SCI-arc, symposium, thom MAYNE, todd GANNON, wes JONES. Biomimetic Architecture. Trabeculae by architects Dave Pigram, Iain Maxwell, Brad Rothenberg, and Ezio Blasetti is a new take at the general atrium solution to office buildings. the point of a central atrium (like in that of the Bradbury Building) is to allow light deep into a building, the Trebeculae team argues that if that’s the main point, why not have the atrium chase the sun?

Biomimetic Architecture

Explanation and more images… The team used a Heliotropic branching system to define the shape of the void that eats into the floors of the building. Heliotropism is the phenomena of plants growing over time in the direction of the sun to maximize their energy output. Similar to how a plant will chase the sun, the team used algorithms to define the void that fed of solar information particular to the site. This means that this void is a direct diagram of the solar conditions present on that site, maximized to allow the most sunlight through computation. “In the Trabeculae tower, the algorithm represents a potential for difference. Demonstrations Project. Erwin Hauer. Algorithmic design. Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism.

The development of specialized treatments of concrete and glass, customization through digital fabrication, and parametric design tools have brought about a contemporary resurgence of surface articulation, reopening the general issue of surface composition as a “legitimate” aspect of design, after almost a century of (near) omission by modernism.

Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism

A wide variety of firms, among them Zaha Hadid (Patrik Schumacher), Herzog and de Meuron, Weil Arets, Aranda\Lasch and Foreign Office Architects, have been reintroducing this aspect of design -- most notably the last, which in addition to built work, Farshid Mousavi’s The Function of Ornament includes surface articulation as part of its theoretical explorations. The surface articulations to be discussed are: 1) the ceiling of the dome, and 2) the corner, where the square of the floor plan is reconciled with the circle of the base of the dome. The Ceiling Overall ceiling pattern breakdown Ceiling "pod" comparson The Corner Corner pattern base module. Design Paramétrico - UP. 2009/07. During academic year 2008-2009, Professor Antonio Sanmartín and T.A.


Marc Camallonga invited me to do an advice in their last year Architectural Projects class, in the undergraduate program at ESARQ – UIC. Although they don’t consider themselves up to date in matters of digital technologies in architecture, they have a very interesting approach to encourage students to design algorithmically and, by doing so, evolving beyond XXth century. They begin by studying parameters to create variables from site and context, and also from a very different income: literature. They chose a novel and distributed it, one chapter per student, to generate a diagram from it (in the very Eisenman style!). My contribution began doing a short lecture on algorithmic design and giving what they called the ‘Ocurt’ assignment: to take the diagram and site variables and develop a complex surface out of them by an algorithmic strategy.

The image shows some student projects at different stages. UrbanGENE. Parametric Sites and Blogs. Parametric design. Direct VS Parametric. Experimentacion y software. Architecture. Geometry. INSPIRATIONAL AND COOL.

Design inspiration. PARAMETRIC. Rhino/Grasshopper. Parametric. Generative Algorithm.