Centre for Environmental Acoustics (Research) - Dept. Engineering Systems IntroductionThe Acoustics Group has a 30 year track record of acoustics research and has developed an international reputation for its research. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 under General Engineering the Acoustics Group was part of a submission rated as having 60% of the research rated world leading (4*) or of international excellence (3*). This is equivalent to a 5* rating under the terms of the 2001 RAE. The Acoustics Group undertakes research, consultancy and enterprise with an income for 2006-8 of £1 million. Recently, the Masters in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics has formed a 3 year agreement with telent plc to sponsor an MSc student each year.
Grasshopper “Fiery Lanterns” is an expression of sustainability and simplicity, in a modern consumerist world when simple ancient systems are taken for granted. In the theme “Caravansary”, the installation aims to initiate a cultural exchange, encasing Burners and creating crossroads to connect world’s neighbourhoods. The installation shows the possibilities of analysing natural mathematical systems, which we commonly interact with in everyday life and reinterpreting them.
Mias Arquitectes - Proyecto: BCN/Sant Cugat/iGuzzini Illuminazione Ibérica HQ Project team Architect: Josep Miàs Collaborators: Silvia Brandi (project leader) Carles Bou (technical advisor) Pablo Varesi, Adriana Porta, Fausto Raposo, Hélène Barbot, Andrés Dejanon, Mario Blanco, Horacio Arias, Anna Mañosa, Janine Woitoshek, Stefania Carboni, Margherita Corbetta, Mannick Eigenheer, Isabelle Glenz, Diogo Henriques, Silvia Lai, Pier Francesco Lisci, Roberta Luna, Francisca Marzotto, Ines Reis, Diego Romero, Emanuela Scano, María Tapias Prizes · 2013 WAN Awards Façade - Finalist · 2013 Architizer A+ Awards - Office Category - Winner · 2012 Catalunya Construcció - Innovation in construction - Selected · 2012 WAF World Architecture Awards- Office Category - Shortlisted · 2011 Building of the year Archdaily - Institutional Category - Winner · 2011 Work of the Year Plataforma Arquitectura - Finalist
Parametric 3D optical illusion At beginning of this post, you can see some interesting artistic works. The first famous project named the 3D face of Mae West was the new 3D version from Dali’s painting face of Mae West. And the two 3d painted rooms from Felice Varini were created through projection and light. They first project the 2d image on the many surfaces and then paint the guideline through the shadows of the projecting. In these kind of projects the artist creak interesting 3d optical illusions to confuse the border in between 2d and 3d. Following these examples, here 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.
GSAPP WORK FLOW Sean Franklin - Architectural Drawing and Representation II, Spring 2012 - 05-Hybrid Drawing Arkadiusz Piegdon - Center for Psychedelic Research, Fall 2011 - Model - 1/16” Model Ebberly Strathairn - Architectural Drawing and Representation II, Spring 2012 - Week 3 Geof Bell - Mabel Wilson Core II Studio, Spring 2012 - soft(in)terlock
Bamboo Thoughts DeBoer Architects Automobile bridges with spans up to 150 feet have been built of bamboo by Jorg Stamm in Colombia (see the Conbam site below for more on Jorg) photo by Jorg Stamm Bamboo has been documented with over 1,500 different uses. In the area of building, that includes fences, gates, trellises, and every part of a structure. Grasshopper Exploration 1 – Spikes I am interested in how simple geometric shapes like triangle could join together and form spikes. I started this exploration of forms by folding an origami of an interesting pattern I saw. From the paper model, I could play with the movements of the different spikes.
Alvin Huang, Founder + Design Principal « SDA Alvin Huang is the Founder and Design Principal of SYNTHESIS. He is an award-winning architect (CO License #402785, AZ License #53260), designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary design. His wide ranging international experience includes significant projects of all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to bespoke furnishings.
Hop between Grasshopper and Revit No software does it all, which is why interoperability has become such a hot topic. In this How To, I’ll show you how the power of Grasshopper’s parametric modeling tools and customizability can be leveraged to get tons of information into Revit. Furthermore, we’ll put that information into Revit’s native language so we can use and manipulate it. Grasshopper – Revit User Group Step 1. Toyo Ito: The New “Real” in Architecture [via forgemind] Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito Shapes and forms that seem to spring to life. » Blog Archive » Paneling methods on complex surfaces This paper is an abstract of our research that we made for the Design & Technical European Group in Arup. We are now working on a second phase in which will be involved construction companies to test and validate the method. This study does not revolutionize the current paneling methods, but the approach is quite new. In the continuing research of complex and original architectural shapes, at certain point, in order to help the construction process and to maintain the costs on a reasonable level, we have to follow two different ways. The first approach is the geometry rationalization, by using primitive shapes that approximate the original architecture.