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Ron Resch | Paper Folding – Origami Tessellation « arkinet This morning we found, through a tweet from our friend @digitag the work of Ron Resch, a visionary mathematician and designer who was one of first to explore the architectural potential of 3D tessellated structures in the 1960’s and 70’s. His work around paper tessellation is amazing and we can find his influence in the current works of Chris Bosse, FOA and many other architects that design with digital tools and parametric architectural forms. Resch writes about his own “training”: “I went to the University of Iowa, Iowa City on a scholarship for my sculpture. I did 4 years undergraduate and 4 years graduate work in the Art Department; graduating with a MFA in art and design in 1966. “The Ron Resch Paper and Stick Film” is my thesis submission. Along the way I have done a number of art shows, and museum exhibitions, and intend to do some more. — I think this qualifies me as “trained in art”. 20 years after the production of this animation he was call as an expert witness in “Ampex v.

Star Twist Tessellation v2.1 | Origami Tessellations I updated and cleaned up my crease pattern for the Star Twist Tessellation v2.1, and posted it to my diagrams page. This is one of my favorite designs, although it’s a bit tricky to fold. I’d like to figure out a better folding sequence, but right now all I have is a large, all-at-once collapse method. Anyhow, give it a try, if you are so inclined. It’s a beautiful pattern, and it repeats infinitely. It would probably be better to call this a “geometric progression” instead of a tessellation, but I’m not going to nitpick about it for the time being. Licensed under the Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution license.

J6 - Origami Tessellation + I have debated with myself and friends over the legitimacy and practice of parametric design with "good" architecture. The technology and method is still primitive, in my opinion, but some great (looking) work has come out from it. On one side, I see the use of tools as purely experimental and superficial--powerful and visually compelling, but lacking in critical depth and ability to create a real human space. A very "cool, so what?" kind of architecture. On another side, I see current parametric design as the beginning of learning how to design more efficiently, purposefully and with computer-aided geometry that is based on mathematics rather than arbitrary inputs. However, what I am more interested in learning about is the possibility of using non-static surfaces to environmental use such as expandable solar shading/panel design or creating wind channels for wind farms. Fuck enclosures! Some links: And with that, Happy rest of Sunday everyone.

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Art art We design and build works of art created by artist Tony Robbin. Robbin successfully combines art, science, and mathematics. Robbin built the first true quasi-crystal structure at COAST (Center for Art, Science, and Technology) at the . The principles underlying Robbin’s quasi-crystal art are discussed in his books “Fourfield: Computers, Art & the Fourth Dimension” and “Engineering a New Architecture”. Art, photographs, and copyright: Tony Robbin.

Parametric Design for Sustainable Skyscraper in Brazil Team: Patrick Bedarf, Tomas Kozelsky & Dimitrie Stefanescu. This Parametric Green design for Sustainable skyscraper designed by the team: Patrick Bedarf, Tomas Kozelsky & Dimitrie Stefanescu, for the Evolo 2011 competition. Their main goal was to push parametric design techniques as much as possible into an as experimental direction as they could allow. Located in Coari, Brazil, at the heart of the Amazon forest, this conceptual tower would be constructed in several phases. From the competition statement: The deforestation rate of a country describes the annual destruction of natural forests. Confronted with this acute challenge of solving the phenomena of deforestation we propose a high-rise building as prototype for the usage of wood in a sustainable and innovative manner and the raise of global awareness of the problem at hand. Night View:

Capital Gate: Parametric Design Results in Worlds Steepest Leaning Building Capital Gate is a new building forming the entrance to Capital Centre, a major development project in Abu Dhabi and is designed by RMJM Architects. It is an advanced parametrically designed tower sitting at 160 meters featuring a leaning façade of 18 degrees off horizontal. This technically has given it the title of the most substantial lean to a building in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The building contains a substantial concrete core slightly off center that carries the cantilevered floors. 490 pilings were cored to a depth of 30 meters to counteract the cantilever. A diagrid exterior structure made of triangular tubular steel units creates a ridged mesh to add support and act as a frame for the custom glazing units. The program consists of a hotel and office space. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book

Vertical Farm 3rd Place 2009 Skyscraper Competition Eric Vergne United States Third Place In the Hudson Yard area of Manhattan, this urban high rise farm introduces inherently political opposing elements; farmers (producers) and New Yorkers (consumers) through farms, workers housing, and market places. Through the mixing of politically opposing classes, social and cultural confrontations are generated within a high rise typology by introducing producers of biomass into the city, a place of historic biomass consumption. In so doing, the high rise is re-defined not by efficiency, but rather through the use of surfaces to orchestrate the dynamic programmatic interactions and the multiplicity of spatial organization they suppose. In this urban high rise farm, the romanticizing of modern food production or utopian garden city additions is rejected. Board - 1 Board - 2 -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book