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mercoledì 29 settembre 2010


"Utilizing digital tools as a means of promoting a higher caliber of DESIGN_PERFORMANCE_COLLABORATION"

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In HOT Pursuit

"This site is about the exploration of high performance architecture & design, building information modeling(BIM), performance modeling(simulation), parametric modeling, and much more!!"

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Link al post "IHP-0009 Parametric Performative Design"

Simon Schleicher's Blog

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martedì 28 settembre 2010

Evolutetools x Rhino BETA

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Fabulously Fabricated

RMIT communications elective in 3d modeling + rapid prototyping
"… what? … an active, fast-paced 3d-modeling and rapid prototyping (RP) studio. Participants will be introduced to a range of RP technologies and techniques to test ideas about pattern, scale and materiality. We will be using a range of 3d modeling software and parametric tools at a basic level to produce a series of fabricated models."

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NEWS 053

Ernesto Bueno's Blog - Some Update Notes
Generic Explorations - Flocking - the 4x4 exploration
@[uto] - NEXUS workshop - grasshopper advanced workshop
@[uto] - Geco for Grasshopper 07 released
@[uto] - Mesh Analysis and Utility Component UPDATE
Geometry Gym - Grasshopper Curve Force Density (Great Court Roof Revisited)
Geometry Gym - Digital Design Workshop Johannesburg
Geometry Gym - Tessellation - Approximating a Form
Legil Design - Weaving in Grasshopper
Legil Design - Hexagonal Weaving in Grasshopper
LiftArchitects - New Firefly Website, Tools, Examples, and Primer
echomaterico - Re/current Stream // Sukkah City
The Proving Ground - Grasshopper FTP Components
4ofseven - We have now moved to the new address
ArchiMorph - Thesis Precedents
complexitys - Defining #parametric #design and #architecture
complexitys - L'architecture parametrique [ne pourra qu'etre] participative et libre de droits
complexitys - Fashion Design and Complex (Un)Folded Geometries
wework4her - many post
AltN Research - Site Specific Response
ArchiMorph - many post
design reform - Rhino Grasshopper - Data Trees Part 1
design reform - Rhino Grasshopper - Data Trees Part 2
Deepthi Vijaykumar - woven wood tutorial
core.form-ula - Fa 2010 RPI Lecture Series
Digital Morphogenesis - Dissecting Grasshopper
Digital Morphogenesis - Elements of parametric design – Woodbury
eat a bug - Planar Quad Mesh Design
Generative Design - To program … or … not to ?
LaN - LAN ON SITE ROME – 15 to 20 NOVEMBER 2010
Studio Mode - Material Intelligence
ModeLab - Emergent Technologies and Design: Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture
NeoArchaic - Facets
P&A LAB - many post
paysageurbanisme - many post
sac3's digital plastic - Rhinoscript | Boy surface
The geometry of bending - Spline definition
parametricproduction - Digital Origami Revisited - eCAADe Zürich
[C]space - Nine Problems in the Form of a Pavilion published
cerver.org - Maya Particle import for GC updated
cerver.org - rcQhull updated
bios - Agent-based T-shirt design in Grasshopper

mercoledì 22 settembre 2010

matter design

"Mat­ter is a design col­lab­o­ra­tive stu­dio founded by bran­don clif­ford and wes mcgee. The firm has a num­ber of ongo­ing pre­oc­cu­pa­tions sur­round­ing design as it evolves through the dig­i­tal era.

Today it is hard to imag­ine a world with­out the com­puter. We sec­ond this as our firm lives dig­i­tally. Our com­mu­ni­ca­tion and process are inher­ently dig­i­tal, while the result is physical.


mat­ter | some­thing that occu­pies space. While our world is becom­ing ever dig­i­tized, our ulti­mate pas­sion is in mak­ing. We are invested in elic­it­ing the poten­tials of means and meth­ods of mak­ing (in the tra­di­tional sense) through a dig­i­tal process. The con­tem­po­rary archi­tect has many dig­i­tal tools to man­i­fest their designs — laser cut­ters, 3d print­ers, water­jets, ect. We rec­og­nize that many of these tech­nolo­gies have pro­voked their own processes of mak­ing, often times irre­spec­tive of that mate­ri­als history.


We invite research of var­i­ous fields that could poten­tially inform our archi­tec­tural research.


Mat­ter is con­structed through con­ver­sa­tions. No project is com­pleted in a vac­uum. While each project is directed by bran­don and wes, the col­lab­o­ra­tors make each project unique — in turn, matter's ped­a­gog­i­cal objec­tives are con­tin­ued simul­ta­ne­ously as the numer­ous col­lab­o­ra­tors elicit vari­ety in the work. If you are inter­ested in a col­lab­o­ra­tion please make sure to con­tact us."

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Interessantissimo blog inerente la produzione parametrica e la digital fabrication.

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mercoledì 15 settembre 2010

Matteo Lo Prete - blog

Segnalo il nuovo blog di Matteo Lo Prete in cui sono inserite alcune interessanti sperimentazioni.

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arhitectura algoritmica

Interessante blog di Ionut Anton. Segnalo il suo ultimo post "Grasshopper Mesh Relaxation Component" in cui ha rilasciato un nuovo componente di Grasshopper.

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mercoledì 8 settembre 2010

Firefly Experiments

"Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds, and will read/write data to/from internet feeds, remote sensors and more. It also includes a Pachube reader."

A big THX to the Firefly Developers:
Andy Payne [LIFT Architects; Harvard GSD - Cambridge, MA]
Jason K Johnson [Future-Cities-Lab; CCA - San Francisco, CA]

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TUTORS// LaN DIRECTORS >> CarloMaria Ciampoli, Luis Fraguada & Monika Wittig
CNC SUPPORT// SOLIDO >> Filippo Moroni

The idea of Wall-Squared surfaces as a way of initiating explorations of complex surfaces. ITERATIVE design will be the emphasized design mode. Participants will be given a preliminary WALL and asked to design a second iteration through a controlled modification of a project parameters. Subsequent design iterations will seek to fully integrate insight gained from 1:1 scale fabrication explorations.

The workshop proposes the exploration of 'digital tectonics' whereby the emphasis is on total integration between digital modeling and fabrication at a 1:1 scale. Parametric design will be utilized in both methodology and modeling, where students will explore both associative and generative techniques that investigate variation in form and stress physical production design integration. The workshop will result in the production of full scale, digitally manufactured prototypes. Three main topics will be examined 1/ digital design theory, 2/ parametric design + modeling [RHINO, GRASSHOPPER] and 3/ digital fabrication [RHINOCAM] Each of the tutors hold different specializations within the stated aspects. The workshop will emphasize the importance of fusing the three topics, and the final outcome will consist of a fully integrated design- to-production prototypes through engagement with accessible CNC production means–3d printer, CNC routers & laser cutters.

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martedì 7 settembre 2010

TEDx Lake Como 2010 - 6 Novembre

Segnalo questo appuntamento che , anche se non strettamente attinente alla ricerca digitale architettonica, ritengo valga la pena di evidenziare.

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Fa sempre piacere parlare di realtà italiane emergenti e lo studio Echomaterico fondato da Berardo Matalucci, Fabiano Spano e Enrico Crobu è appunto una di queste.

"echomaterico was founded in 2007 as a system of competences oriented towards an architecture driven by the symbiosis of people and nature. Its main vocation has been to stimulate and reactivate natural and artificial ecosystems, integrating design, analytical and manufacturing attitudes. It's work has been recognized in different international competitions."

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lunedì 6 settembre 2010

Master Universitario di II livello in Territorio e Architettura Sostenibili - TAS

"Il Master ha come obiettivo lo studio delle problematiche di natura ambientale e il progressivo affermarsi dei principi di eco-compatibilità, in relazione alla progettazione territoriale e architettonica, che pongono in primo piano la necessità di:

* un approccio progettuale ispirato ai principi di sviluppo sostenibile;
* una innovazione dei processi insediativi territoriali, urbani e architettonici;
* una stretta sinergia con le potenzialità dell'innovazione tecnologica;
* una maggiore competenza dei progettisti nei campi ecologico, strutturale ed energetico.

E' necessario acquisire competenze per le integrazioni fotovoltaiche nell'edilizia e di climatizzazione a basso consumo energetico, strettamente connesse a modi nuovi di progettare unità urbane e spazi architettonici eco-compatibili.
Il Corso di Master Universitario nasce per fornire ai progettisti, architetti e ingegneri, una formazione specifica e specialistica nel campo degli interventi eco-compatibili e bioclimatici sul territorio, in quelli dell'integrazione energetica degli spazi architettonici preesistenti e nuovi, oltre che nello studio delle problematiche sociali e degli adeguati ambiti spaziali. Il Corso è finalizzato a fornire ai progettisti di interventi territoriali e architettonici, la capacità di affrontare i complessi problemi della sostenibilità e della tutela e sviluppo delle risorse ambientali ed energetiche.

Il profilo professionale è quello di progettista specializzato nella soluzione di problemi ambientali, riferiti alla organizzazione del territorio e dello spazio architettonico. L'attenzione ai problemi della sostenibilità, che l'attuale società manifesta, fa prevedere una forte richiesta, all'interno della pubblica amministrazione e del mercato della libera professione, di una figura di progettista capace di dialogare con altre figure professionali della tecnologia impiantistica energetica e della produzione industriale edilizia coinvolte nel processo di progettazione e realizzazione di un ambiente ad alta sostenibilità e qualità abitativa."

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ArchiBureau blog

"We are a multi-disciplinary conglomerate of architecture students from around the country, brought together through an appreciation for intelligent design. Our aim is to promote the knowledge and awareness of designs which are sustainable, contextually inherent, engaging and flexible – through the establishment of precedent and research; we hope to advance the contemporary ideals of present architectural theory, influence approaches to design and provide a knowledge base of design exemplar.
Our drive to design is passionate; our work tests notions of the current, looks to the un-discovered (& un-tested) and strives to explore new questions of architectural design."

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f(AA)shions | AA Visiting School Paris

The workshop is open to worldwide emerging designers -in architecture and fashion design, students, recent graduates and young professionals.

Our objective is the exploration of novel productions in fashion and architecture.

Fashion scene today has become an ensemble of socio-morphological forces connecting people, catalyzing experimental open design. Fashion per se, with its affinity for transformation, sets a terrain of becomings, architectural identities, scenery and performance.

Within the ever-changing realm of fashion, AA Paris School will foster integral dynamic qualities opening to surprising typologies intrinsic to temporal bodies, fluid matter(s), and singular proportions, morphed together onto large organic systems.

- Jorge Ayala, Director
[Architect, MA Architectural Association School, Founder of [Ay]A Studio]
- Alexandra Verschueren, Fashion Designer
[Master in Fashion Design, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp]
- Marc Fornes, Architect, AA March
[March Architectural Asoociation School, Principal of THEVERYMANY]
- Marco Verde, Eng, March
[Assistant Professor, HYPERBODY, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft]
and others

Period: 21-31 March 2011

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