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venerdì 29 aprile 2011

Architecture in Combination

Very interesting blog held by Daniel Hambleton, a mathematician working in the AEC industry.
"Since the official launch of the SPM - Studio for Progressive Modelling, Daniel has worked on projects both locally and abroad, collaborated with established and emerging architects, organized an interdisciplinary discussion series, lectured at the University of Toronto, presented at international conferences, written technical papers, and generally been incorrigibly interested in the interaction between mathematics, engineering, and architecture."

Link to "Architecture in Combination" blog
Link to "Studio for Progressive Modelling" blog
Link to "SPM Custom GH Components" post
Link to "SPM Vector Components: New Release!" post

giovedì 28 aprile 2011

NEWS 063

Blog Binturong - Growing the Hyperbolic Soccer Ball
Blog Binturong - Growable Surfaces Update
The Proving Ground - Slingshot! Preview
The Proving Ground - USC Arch 517: Spring 2011 Featured
The Proving Ground - Slingshot! GH+MySQL Released for Testing!
ben coorey - Smart Geometry 2011: Improving the Interface
Digital Morphogenesis - Live Programming in Rhino
Far From Equilibrium - Bristle Chair
XXL Workshop 2011 - many posts
LIFT architects - Smart Geometry - Follow Up
LMNts - Grasshopper Analysis Key
fabulously fabricated - Blend -> Rhino -> Magic
modeLab - 2011SP Pratt | Digital Crafting | Field Trip
modeLab - 2011SP Pratt | Digital Crafting | Final Milling
muehlseife.de - processing particle library
Make a Hybrid - Maya Fluid to Grasshopper link by Matthijs la Roi
PYC/WELBOG - WIP // graphical relationship script sequencer
AltN - Responsive Polymer Research
AltN - Folding Fabrication: RoboFold + Studio Laarman
urbanfuture organization - urban future + acne jeans
n-fold geometry - Eight Point Star
n-fold geometry - Interlocking Arrows 2
n-fold geometry - Cross Pattern 2
Spatial slur - Self Organizing Cont.
Spatial slur - Self Organizing
z4d - Mantis v0.3
NeoArchaic - relative^n(shape)
NeoArchaic - Fabrication 01
Digital Fabrication in Architecture Group - Design to Fabrication Flow Tutorial
Nervous System - video: laplacian growth
OPENSYSTEMS - KTH Workshop Exhibition | May 6-27 2011, Stockholm
P&Alab - Processing and Android (P&A)
Woo Jae's blog - Component Packing (VB+Galapagos)
digital toolbox - schindlersalmerón Create Simple Tool to Fabricate Complex Curves

mercoledì 20 aprile 2011

F(r)iction Machines 2.0

"Advanced Architecture Laboratories #W/S11.23ARCH794.001:
Digital Fabrication Method and Representation"


martedì 19 aprile 2011


"Brian Harms is a fifth-year architecture student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. This site is dedicated to the documentation of thesis work completed during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Thesis: Industrial Urbanity and the Robotic Aesthetic

Parametric design software has been a key component in contemporary architectural design. It has allowed designers the freedom to digitally explore a multitude of design alternatives with relatively immediate feedback. This mode of exploration allows for a fluid and dynamic process of experimentation and analysis.

Typically this potential has been employed by designers as a means of optimization. Once a combination is found which maximizes performance and efficiency it is chosen as the final result. In the actualization of this specific set of parameters the fluidity and potential for variation that the software provided is lost, and the seemingly infinite potential of the object is narrowed down to a single state.

I am interested in prolonging the life of the parametric model beyond it's digital existence into the built environment. Hopefully this will imbue a higher, more complex level of interaction between building and participant which is more congruent with the current level of interaction the designer has with his parametric model.

I am investigating the typology of the factory to explore the possibilities of an adaptable, responsive, highly parametric architecture made possible by the population of its space with the latest in robotic technologies (which are already present in many modern manufacturing operations). The primary challenge of this thesis will be to reconsider the role of this production-oriented technology in a way that allows the factory's program, atmosphere, and phyical presence to be constantly renegotiated by the same technology it houses."


venerdì 15 aprile 2011

n-fold geometry

Very interesting blog about Patterns by Caglar Yazici, an architect based in Istanbul,Turkey.

Inserisci link

giovedì 14 aprile 2011


Interesting tool developed by Sivam Krish
"Genoform is generative design software that lets your computer generate designs based on genetic models that you create. This is different from creating models that you drive. Genoform is about getting your computer to generate 1000′s of designs from which you can choose. There are many news issues that you will face when you embark on generating designs. But, before you face those issues you need to first generate designs. Genoform can help you get started."

Link to Genoform website
Link to Open Generative Design social network
Link to Generative Design blog

venerdì 1 aprile 2011

madMeshMaker :: a generative surface modeler with output to cnc router

"The madMeshMaker is a generative surface modeling environment, intended to be an intuitive and fun introduction to fabrication with computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) table routers. CNC routers have become a staple of institutions related to digital design and manufacturing for their ability to rapidly fabricate models, furniture, interior systems, and other prototypical assemblages. However, because of the inherent 3D-modeling knowledge needed to both virtually and physically design, the machinery still remains an 'advanced topic' in academic curriculum. The madMeshMaker dissolves this notion, allowing any novice to digital technologies to easily create a virtual model embedded with the information necessary to communicate with a CNC router."