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Structural Tessellations and Morphologies The honeycomb is probably the epitome of structural efficiency. Bees have been creating hexagonal comb structures for millenia and humans inspired by the incredible structural strength to weight ratio of their combs have joined them. It is said that the first man-made honeycomb was made by Daedalus using gold by lost wax casting more than 3000 years ago. In 1859 Charles Darwin said that “the comb of the hive-bee, as far as we can see, is absolutely perfect in economizing labour and wax”. Little noticed is that even the the closed ends of the honeycomb cells are also an example of geometric efficiency as their trihedral shape allows two opposing honeycomb layers to nest into each other, with each facet of the closed ends being shared by opposing cells.

Business Cards – PROJECTiONE Before our trip to New York we decided to make business cards that would both represent what PROJECTiONE is about and stand out as something different among a wallet of others. We recognize that many of our projects find meaning within their design/fabrication processes as much as in their final state; we intended to take on these cards as a project with a similar mindset. The cards uniquely combine a very precise digital process with a learned analog system [vacuum forming] producing highly individualized outcomes.

rhino « un didi Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 50 other followers 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 MINIMAL COMPLEXITY PROTOTYPE LONDON 2010 – VLAD TENU Following tests on several assembly systems applied to the triply periodic minimal surfaces, the Minimal Complexity perspex prototype is the first developed system that emerged from the ‘Minimal Surfaces as Architectural Prototypes’ research project. Due to the modularity of the surfaces,the fabrication strategy was reduced to creating a set of components with a geometry built around the 16 triangular faces of the mesh of the fundamental region of the Schwarz P Surface – chosen as a case study. The final surface was then created from multiple identical or mirrored instances of the basic region. The shape of each component was derived naturally from each triangular facet within an instinctive design process by taking into consideration the fixing mechanisms between them, the flexibility needed and the structural stiffness of the material. The final piece is made of 1936 laser-cut acrylic components, the equivalent of 121 basic surface segments each generated by 16 different shapes only.

Inside Smartgeometry Inside Smartgeometry: Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design Edited by Brady Peters and Terri Peters On behalf of the Smartgeometry group, we would like to invite you to the launch of "Inside Smartgeometry: Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design" edited by Brady and Terri Peters and published by John Wiley & Sons. The richly illustrated, hard cover book features 24 original texts from members of the SG community. It provides both a history of the past ten years of SG, and offers ideas for the future of computational design in architecture.

March 2012 Dec07// Master degree at Politecnico di Torino with a computational design thesis TMD_tsunami memorial design competition, network as design tool::: prof.Roberto Apostolo, prof.Mario Grosso, Arch.Andrea GrazianoJan08// Join at studioGriffa, Turin as project architectFeb08// at DRL TEN exhibition, Architectural Association, London with K_pavilion project ::: visiting Zaha Hadid Architects London, attends co|de lecture: Shajay Booshan, Danilo Arsic Feb08// K_pavilion publicated at DRL TEN book.Mar08// UIA infopoint competition.May08// MCA, Mario Cucinella architects "Una stanza di luce" workshop at Cavallerizza Chiablese, TurinJun08// Workshop “Parametric Architecture” tutors Ludovica Tramontin Asp(e)x and Erich Schoenenberger(Su11 architecture+design, Pratt Insitute, NY, USA)Jul08/// Torino World Design Summer School “Prototyping the city” assistant tutor of EcologicStudio-Architectural Association, NSU-GSAPP-Columbia University and Politecnico di Torino+ Configuration 0 project.

design playgrounds Posts Tagged ‘Parametric Architecture’ We are happy and excited to announce that finally after a long time we have a launch day for ThinkParametric. Hy-FI is the winning proposal for this year MoMA´s PS1 competition, a tower-like topology volume composed by compostable bricks that use corn stalks and mushroom roots in their process of elaboration. In this tutorial you will learn how can you create shell-like surfaces made of planar hexagons using Kangaroo´s Planrization Forces.

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