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. 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. The Centenial Chromagraph is an installation/ data visualization portraying the history of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.Their creators refer to it as an exercise in data spatialization where the use of computational tools were employed to generate formal and spatial constructions with large quantities of data. Pudelma is a pavilion inspired by the traditions of Finnish wood-working and created as part of the European Capital of Culture Program.
Dig Deeper into the Scandal Globally, extreme poverty has been halved in 20 years, and could be virtually wiped out by 2030. But much of the progress that has been made is at risk – not because of natural disasters or new diseases, but because of something far more insidious. Analysis by the ONE Campaign suggests that at least $1 trillion is being taken out of developing countries each year through a web of corrupt activity that involves shady deals for natural resources, the use of anonymous shell companies, money laundering and illegal tax evasion. This is not international aid – which is making a tangible difference. Massive sums are being taken out of developing countries’ own economies, preventing them from financing their own fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger. It is nothing short of a trillion-dollar scandal.
Fishtnk Design Factory [archive/blog] In collaboration with: Dan Hambleton, MESH consultants. The study has been on going collaborative project which has resulted in a unique approach on structural optimization and material performance analysis furniture and product design for. With the increase of analytic + parametric software presence in design processes, the ideas of mass-customization in large scale production becomes more approachable than ever. 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 (via studio-wilson-sp12)
Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena Have you ever done a puzzle that has no beginning or end? Where you don’t know up from down? Get lost in the infinite galaxy puzzle. The infinity puzzles are […] no boxes! Fritz Obermeyer’s Jenn is a nicely crafted java application that allows a playful examination of structures in non-Euclidian space, more specifically Coxeter polytopes in stereographic projection. These complex geometric structures are the 4-dimensional Sisters to the polyhedra and have, what seems like, recursive interiors and packing formations that resemble bubbles in foam. The applet allows you to fly through these structures and orient the camera view according to your whims; other controls include toggles for the kind of rendering display settings. Perhaps I shouldn’t report it, but there are also some nice rendering glitches on some of the selected models on certain views. The word ‘polytope’ was introduced by Alicia Boole Stott , the daughter of logician George Boole.
Manifest destiny In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent. Historians have for the most part agreed that there are three basic themes to Manifest Destiny: The special virtues of the American people and their institutions;America's mission to redeem and remake the west in the image of agrarian America;An irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty. Historian Frederick Merk says this concept was born out of "A sense of mission to redeem the Old World by high example [...] generated by the potentialities of a new earth for building a new heaven". Merk concludes: From the outset Manifest Destiny—vast in program, in its sense of continentalism—was slight in support.
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Empowering Architecture: architects, buildings, interior design, materials, jobs, competitions, design schools St. Ignatius Chapel by Dynerman Architects, pc Conceived as an elemental pavilion, the chapel’s design seeks to connect the celebrants to a dual past: a time when barns served as ancient churches and also to the later, more self-aware churches of the 15th century, whose manipulation of light served its mystical rites and themes. s Best Photos of generative and geometry Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer).