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lunedì 31 dicembre 2012

DO THE MUTATION - generative design lab

DO THE MUTATION is born on 2012, October 3rd, between Bologna and Modena, in Italia. It is meant to be the insight viewer on experiments in generative design, interaction and web integration led during the growth of the HOX project.

HOX develops applications for user-based product design. We write software that allows people to customize objects and manage their production. Virtual form can be radically transformed according to individual preferences and brought to physical, singular objects throught CNC fabrication techniques, such as additive manifacturing and CNC milling, provided by productive partners.

DO THE MUTATION wants to open, present and discuss our work in progress. We want to share our technical achievements together with our aesthetic sensibilities, hopefully generating opportunities to debate them.

DO THE MUTATION team is made up of Davide Baruzzi, Rocco Marino, Filippo Nassetti and Alessandro Zomparelli.

Link to 'DO THE MUTATION' website

PARA 3D 2.9 (beta)

Interesting generative design plug-in developed by Ali Torabi

PARA 3d is a scripted plug-in for 3DS MAX which enables users to create parametric digital models and animations using all excessive modeling features of 3DS MAX and additional controllers available in the plug-in.

Link to PARA 3D website

domenica 30 dicembre 2012

AVATAR - MSc Architectural Design

The MSc Architectural Design (AVATAR) is a one-year full-time and two-year part-time course that encourages students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques.

The course is designed for students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification.

The course promotes an experimental and speculative approach to architecture and provides the skills for the production of theoretical, analytical and critical studies on and in advanced architectural design. It aims to address and redefine new trends and knowledge in the field of architecture and offers a postgraduate design framework strongly supported by theoretical components.

Students are embedded within one of the Diploma in Architecture Units run by members of the AVATAR research group. They are encouraged to develop a personal focus and an independent research position within the Unit framework.

AVATAR is an acronym for Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research, the AVATAR research group was founded by Professor Neil Spiller in 2004.

The programme is not validated by a professional body and does not provide exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 professional examination or from the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 prescriptions.

The aims of the programme are:
- To develop research concerning the impact of advanced technology on architectural design, and to contribute on a discussion on issues such as aesthetics, philosophy and cybernetics.
- To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring fully immersed, mixed and augmented environments); Time based digital media (film, video and animation), Nano and bio technology (micro landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology), reflexive environments and cybernetic systems.
- To posit new aesthetic systems and codes of representation for architecture, interior design, multi media design and graphic design.

Link to AVATAR webpage

giovedì 27 dicembre 2012


Some interesting resources are available on this website.

Link to [DAP]3 website
Link to 'TouchOSC Reader' post

lunedì 10 dicembre 2012

Robots In Gastronomy

'Robots In Gastronomy is focused on publishing news on the integration of personal robots in gastronomy.'

Link to 'Robots In Gastronomy' blog


'geometrydepth.com is an independent and collaborative initiative for research and education in current design strategies and computational tools. Our teaching methodology focuses on direct technology transfer. We currently approach and explore the possibilities of parametric formgiving, complex geometry, surface topology and custom-coded solutions for design.'

link to 'geometrydepth' website