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Vertical Farm 3rd Place 2009 Skyscraper Competition Eric Vergne United States Third Place In the Hudson Yard area of Manhattan, this urban high rise farm introduces inherently political opposing elements; farmers (producers) and New Yorkers (consumers) through farms, workers housing, and market places. Through food production and consumption, this skyscraper sets up a fluctuation of varying densities and collections of people, bringing together different social and cultural groups, creating new and unforeseen urban experiences that form and dissipate within the flux of city life. In this urban high rise farm, the romanticizing of modern food production or utopian garden city additions is rejected. Looking at density (building height), value of land, and underdevelopment in relation to deviation from the perfect market and relation to maximum zoning allowance, as well as existing urban markets throughout Manhattan, several optimum sites for urban farms were chosen. Board - 1 Board - 2

MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ MADEinCALIFORNIA ///Co.De. Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects A centre built to house prehistoric artefacts designed by South African practice Peter Rich Architects won the World Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona last night. More information and images if and when we get them. Here's a press release from the World Architecture Festival: Press release November 6th 2009 South African Interpretation Centre wins World Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009 - Johannesburg-based Peter Rich Architects secures global architecture’s most prestigious accolade - Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects of Johannesburg, has won global architecture’s most coveted accolade of World Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009. Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, which is situated at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, is designed to house artifacts from the region’s prehistory.

boiteaoutils Capital Gate: Parametric Design Results in Worlds Steepest Leaning Building Capital Gate is a new building forming the entrance to Capital Centre, a major development project in Abu Dhabi and is designed by RMJM Architects. It is an advanced parametrically designed tower sitting at 160 meters featuring a leaning façade of 18 degrees off horizontal. This technically has given it the title of the most substantial lean to a building in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The building contains a substantial concrete core slightly off center that carries the cantilevered floors. 490 pilings were cored to a depth of 30 meters to counteract the cantilever. A diagrid exterior structure made of triangular tubular steel units creates a ridged mesh to add support and act as a frame for the custom glazing units. The exterior was also developed to reduce the supports mass, thus weight. The program consists of a hotel and office space. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book

designplaygrounds.com grasshopper code . a collection of codes & grammars for Grasshopper, a generative modeling tool for Rhinoceros. 3D Hilbert Curve This definition generates a 3D Hilbert Curve, a continuous fractal space-filling curve. 3D_Hilbert_Curve_Co-de-iT_1.0007.zip nGon mesh tessellation Starting from a closed surface it builds a nGon mesh tessellation nGon_tessellation_Co-de-iT_1.0007.zip Curves Sorter Starting from a list of curves it takes the first one then it looks for the closest curve and it eventually flips the direction to optimize the toolpath lenght. Curves_Sorter_Co-de-iT_1.0007.zip froGH A sparse collection of tools for Grasshopper. See the code, explanation and download here. Clusterizer This definition groups indexes of connected points into separate clusters. Clusterizer_Co-de-iT_0.9.0076.zip Spirograph This definition simulates a spirograph tool. Spirograph_Co-de-iT_0.9.0076.zip 3D Differential mesh relaxation This definition explores the 3D relaxation of a mesh effected by an image gradient. Vorospace Math surfaces .

Fitness club :: architectural concept on Boryspil highway near Kyiv | DotStudio. Studio of Dmytro Aranchii Fitness club is situated on active highway between capital of Ukraine and main national airport. Center is integrated into business-park structure with area of 220 000 m2 as well as administration buildings, educational center structures, hotel and office buildings. Business park workers and guests have ability to feel good visiting swimming pool, saunas, spa, gym and cardio section, group sections and universal playground of gaming sports. Conception author: Dmytro Aranchii Date: January 2010 Building area: 4500 m2 Fitness center is located on the center of building area, connecting different functions of business park and being the point of attraction and relaxation for people. The volume of building has a linear composition, a shape of a whole and partitions of facades and roof panels, that give an opportunity to distinguish 3 main blocks (entrance, swimming pool with gym and sport games playground). Share this page:

architecture Parametric Design for Sustainable Skyscraper in Brazil Team: Patrick Bedarf, Tomas Kozelsky & Dimitrie Stefanescu. This Parametric Green design for Sustainable skyscraper designed by the team: Patrick Bedarf, Tomas Kozelsky & Dimitrie Stefanescu, for the Evolo 2011 competition. Their main goal was to push parametric design techniques as much as possible into an as experimental direction as they could allow. Located in Coari, Brazil, at the heart of the Amazon forest, this conceptual tower would be constructed in several phases. From the competition statement: The deforestation rate of a country describes the annual destruction of natural forests. Confronted with this acute challenge of solving the phenomena of deforestation we propose a high-rise building as prototype for the usage of wood in a sustainable and innovative manner and the raise of global awareness of the problem at hand. Night View:

Æsthe/tech:Tonik architecture These are a series of experiments, in which the designer try to use parametric and digital method to realize these interesting optical illusion effects and generate 3d geometry or space rather than just 2d painting. Continue reading The design task of this project was to design a multifunctional theatre inside an old gasholder in the Hague the Netherlands. This project is a renovation of an old monumental building, we apply the new generation process, new material and manufacture method, new structure and construction logic to transfer the old building to a fire new thing with also new functions. In this project, our essential design emphasis focuses on organization of overall rule and open system, rather than on each segments of this project. The intention was to achieve highly varied heterogeneous spatial formations, catering to a wide variety of human activities and programmatic demands. This is a Workshop for Msc 2 Master student of Hyperbody.

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