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Textile Morphologies Exhibition This exhibition showcases on-going developments in the doctoral work of Sean Ahlquist through research and teaching at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Through a series of various scaled prototypes and computational simulations a methodology is established by which structurally integrated systems can be explored as intricate and variegated spatial forms. The work spans the topics of computation, in the development of a Java-based framework for modeling material behavior, and material performance, in generating mutli-layer membrane systems and textile hybrid structures. The exhibition is on display at the University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture, Keplerstrasse 11, K1 Building in the Foyer space. The exhibition runs 18-27 January 2013. Collaborators Prof.

Bitelia BrightProofs | Phil Seaton Phil’s interests and skills as a designer cross a variety of inter-disciplinary bounds. His programming experience across many platforms ranging from server-side web development to parametric design solutions augment other interests in materiality, construction, and engineering. He has taught design skills, design studios, and structures while pursuing his own degree in architecture. Phil’s work as a Master’s of Architecture at MIT from 2008-2012 focused on the treatment of energy as a social medium. While sustainability has traditionally been the responsibility of technicians pursuing cleaner energy production and more efficient energy use, Phil came to believe strongly in the importance of bringing energy use into personal, cultural, and social space. By treating electricity socially, a critical new avenue of sustainability opens. Download Current Resume email

ControlMAD | Centro Formador Autorizado RHINO y servicio CNC para arquitectura y diseño This Phone Charger Uses Crystal Orbs to Focus the Sun's Rays | Wired Design A $149 solar smartphone charger called Beta.ey features a ball lens and minuscule multi-junction solar cell that can charge a smartphone one and a half times per day. RawLemon The theory underlying the project is that gleaming crystal globes can concentrate diffuse sunlight, or even moonlight, onto a tiny, hyper-efficient photovoltaic cell. The crystal ball is paired with a dual-motion tracking system that keeps the sun's energy focused on the cell throughout the day. The hope is that these innovations will make solar power a practical solution in parts of the world where it's previously been a non-starter. Ball lenses are a novelty in solar power, but they are commonly used as a coupling tool in laser-based applications, endoscopes, and barcode scanners. In order to prove out the concept and generate investment he has put the principle to work in consumer product form. Pigments would add color to the globes, but slightly reduce their efficacy. Inspiration Strikes

Projects Minotaur Head with Lamella Minotaur Head with Sutures Mueble paramétrico Un asiento para la sala de espera de su sede madrileña, donde también se puedan depositar folletos y que funcione al mismo tiempo como barandilla y aporte privacidad a una de las salas contiguas es lo que ha diseñado 24studio Architecture. Un mueble paramétrico con el que se plantea una nueva forma de entender volúmenes complejos que, mediante procesos geométrico-matemáticos, se analizan y descomponen en elementos más sencillos y fácilmente manipulables que permiten, mediante su ensamblaje, su posterior construcción. Para el diseño se hizo un escaneado 3d del espacio y a continuación se diseñó el modelo tridimensional del mueble encajado en él. Tras comprobar que la forma respondía a las necesidades se pasó a su parametrización y producción, a partir de las últimas herramientas paramétricas de Rhino y Grasshoper; con la colaboración del estudio EXarchitects en la fase de producción y corte. Pozuelo de Zarzón 4, 28005 Madrid (Spain) www.24studioarq info@24studioarq.com

Arquba.com Autocad en Arquitectura STUDIOSEED | innovation at the intersection of technology, human nature to smart & sensible cities Maze I consider mazes placed on a square lattice with rectangular border. The corridors of the maze are loop free and connected, so they form a tree. The basic element of the maze is a “tile”. One tile may have up to four neighboring tiles. Below is an example: The following images are colored with this algorithm: 0. A similair operation may be performed on the walls instead of the corridors: Colored corridors and colored walls combined: Some more mazes colored with tree structure: We return to our a basic maze: Now we determine a path of maximal length (there may be several paths of maximal length, so we choose one at random). Now starting from the chosen path, we flood-fill the rest of the maze: The farther away from the maximal path we get, the darker we paint: We may combine this with the tree coloring from above: Some more examples: There are different algorithms to construct a maze; the next examples use a “hunt & seek” strategy to construct mazes: A labyrinth is a maze without bifurcations.

Tracking and managing construction site punch lists Enfoques sobre la tecnología Número 2 / Enero - Abril 2002 Artículos Enfoques sobre la tecnología Carlos Osorio M. Carlos Osorio M. es profesor de la Unidad de Gestión Tecnológica de la Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial y Estadística de la Universidad del Valle de Colombia. Introducción Definir la palabra "tecnología" se ha vuelto algo complejo y sujeto a un conjunto de relaciones y de puntos de vista diversos. Winner nos dice, que en los siglos XVIII y XIX, "technology" tuvo un sentido estricto, limitado, en función de las artes prácticas o el conjunto de las artes prácticas y no el conjunto increíblemente variado de fenómenos, herramientas, instrumentos, máquinas, organizaciones, métodos, técnicas, sistemas y la totalidad de todas estas cosas y otras similares en nuestra experiencia(1) (Winner, 1.979). Podemos dar lugar a otras referencias sobre la tecnología para ejemplificar otros múltiples significados, ya no del contexto cultural angloamericano. 1.Enfoques sobre la tecnología 1.1. 1.2.

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