ORIGAMI-BUILDING-PARIS - Manuelle Gautrand Photography by Vincent Fillon (c) This office block stands on avenue Friedland, a few hundred yards from the arc de Triomphe. The brief called for an upgrade in two parts: the main building on a 20 meter-wide strip on the avenue, and an extension in the rear, between two courtyard gardens. At ground floor level, the lobby plays on transparency between the street front and the main garden. The building in the rear of the lot is more private, and it is there that the cafeteria and meeting rooms are laid out, with garden space on both sides. On the avenue façade, the architects imagined dressing out the windows with an origami arrangement of marble panels, to express elegance and modernity.
TUTORIALS A lot of people have been asking me how I create my renderings. Since I am finished with grad school, I decided to develop some tutorials that explain techniques I used throughout architecture school. Many of the techniques only require Sketchup and Photoshop. Others later on will be a little more advanced and involve rendering programs that can be downloaded for free. . Organicités Piraeus Tower The cladding of the facade of Soho Shangdu building is made with two main materials: glass panels and metal panels. The glass can be either transparent or opaque. These elements are used both for the towers and the lower base of the building. The architectes play by composing the facade with these two kind of panel. With a composition of a horizontal repetition of same pannels (playing in lines), the facade of the towers look more horizontal, in opposition with the vertical repetition of same pannels (playing in columns) in the base , the facade of the base seems more vertical. These pannels are fixed on a metal grid structure which is fixed on a metal frame structure with polygonal shapes.
Parametricism - A New Global Style for Architecture and Urban Design back to WRITINGS Parametricism - A New Global Style for Architecture and Urban Design Patrik Schumacher, London 2008 Published in: AD Architectural Design - Digital Cities, Vol 79, No 4, July/August 2009, guest editor: Neil Leach, general editor: Helen Castle Abstract: Though parametricism has its roots in the digital animation techniques of the mid-1990s, it has only fully emerged in recent years with the development of advanced parametric design systems. Parametricism has become the dominant, single style for avant-garde practice today. RHINO: GRASSHOPPER DEFINITIONS - RHINO / GH This definition was developed for my final thesis project to generate a louver system based on functional requirements within the building. The performance was then tested in Ecotect. A large part of my thesis design involved invertible arena seating with many moving parts. I used Grasshopper as a means to develop the seating testing clearances, site lines, and many other variables. This definition looks at taking any curved surface, and generating weaving geometry across it. The parametric skyscraper uses Grasshopper to generate the entire structure.
Vert Tag Vert Tag is also known as PinBox. It can be used to create a wide variety of things such as the PinBox toys that many people are familiar with. Those toys would allow the user to place there handle over a bed of dull pins and leave an impression of their hand. It’s a very cool effect.
Process Photocell + 8×8 LED Matrix This is an example of using 2 photocells and a variable resistor as analog inputs to control 8×8 LED Matrix with PIC18F452, UDN2981, and ULN2803. The input values of the two photocells are compared. When the values are the same, LED lights up randomly within the entire board. Depending on how much darker a photocell is compared to the other, LED lights up within the range that is more focused towards a corner.
Pin Pres by OOO My Design Here's a similar storage system to the bicycle showroom we published this morning, this time for a kid's playroom. Created by OOO My Design, the rods of Pin Pres slide in and out so toys and books can put away simply by pushing them into the surface, but you might spend more time playing with it than tidying up. See the same system applied to retail design here and a wardrobe you throw things at here. Here are some more details from OOO My Design: Pin Pres is a kid’s room shelf that makes the act of sorting up the room a playful experience where the shelf adopts its form to the toys, books and other things that are being stored. Its the only shelf that will make your kid actually want to clean up and de-clutter the room!
Make your own fold-up furniture with FOLDSCHOOL! foldschool1 – Inhabitots We love DIY, open source design, especially when it’s great, green design made available to us and our families for FREE! Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli’s FoldSchool furniture does just this, bringing downloadable cardboard plans to your computer, so that you and your tots can build your own eco chairs! The downloadable FREE patterns from his website are the embodiment of great green design- all you need is a printer, some cardboard, a pair of scissors, and some childlike creativity, and you’re on your way to sitting pretty. Patterns come in three options- a stool, rocker, or chair. The hi-tech tabletop that creates a 3D version of YOU that moves in realtime The inFORM 'state-of-the-art shape display' was created by Professor Hiroshi Ishii and his students at the MIT Media Lab The innovation uses sensors to read a person's hand movements and then replicated them using small moveable bars that make up the tabletopScientists believe the futuristic surface could be used to replicate objects remotely and even reproduce cities in miniature By Sarah Griffiths Published: 11:35 GMT, 7 November 2013 | Updated: 11:37 GMT, 7 November 2013 An incredible hi-tech tabletop enables individuals to reproduce virtual versions of their own hands and small objects. The inFORM table allows a person to wave their hands or move an object under some camera sensors so that their movements are replicated by small moveable bars placed in a grid formation that make up the tabletop. The invention, by a team of U.S. scientists, might remind some people of a hi-tech version of a pin art toy they played with as children.
House of shadows: ingenious and beautifully compressed, this house reflects on Japanese tradition and contemporaneity YUMI KORI ART WORKS The Architectural Review ar+d award 2002 Highly Commented, 2002.12 The family house by Yumi Kori ant Toshiya Endo (Studio MYU in Musashino City, Tokyo is a study in compression on a very tight site to generate a quiet place, calm and a refuge from the bustling city. At the same time, it is a device to help the inhabitants become aware of nature and even the cosmos. The architects call it the house of shadows, and multiple opportunities are taken to introduce the light of the heavens into the building, and to use it to project constantly changing shadows onto walls and floors. Cell Cycle: 3d-printable jewelry design app inspired by microscopic cellular structures Cell Cycle version 3.0 designed by nervous system + you
Boris FX Help Documentation Overview BCC Pin Art 3D is a particle based generator style filter. The name Pin Art is a reference to the desk toy where metal (or plastic) pins can be displaced by objects creating a 3D relief. The filter can use the color, luma, and alpha values of layers in the After Effects composition to define the appearance and arrangement of the particles making up the “Pin Screen”.