‘Charkha’ by LIVE architecture, an 11-meter tall outdoor installation in cross maidan, mumbai, india. The winning entry in a monument design competition, the project draws from the ‘spinning wheel’ symbol promoted by mahatma gandhi.
Flexible Landscape by GOA Architects, an installation in the Jing’an Temple Square which is both artistic and practical. The installation is understood as a set of open landscape in this site, and looks like a bonsai of the city, getting involved with a soft and light profile.
Designed by Cristina Nan, Dirce Medina Patatuchi, and Carlos Bausa Martinez, ‘Papillon D’or’ is made from golden dichroic holographic mirror vinyl, which refracts light and offers various experiences of the installation depending on the vantage point.
Shiver House by Neon Studio is a radical reinvention of the common Finnish Hut (mökki). The project is a kinetic “animal like” structure which moves and adapts in response to surrounding natural forces.
An overview is provided in this article by Kacper Radziszewski & Jan Cudzik of the present teaching programme, concerning parametric design, in the Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk University of Technology (FA-GUT), Gdańsk, Poland.
Simon Young designs and produces bespoke furniture. Twist is one element repeated to form an object, in this case a helix, and then repeated again to form a useful object, such as a table base.
Taiwan-based Zuo Studio has woven a Bamboo Pavilion that curves majestically over a water body in Taichung. Located in Huludun Park’s fourth section and conceptualised for the Taichung World Flora Exposition.
In this Paracourse Lesson, we are going to model a Parametric Roof from scratch. First, we are going to model a simple rectangular plane for the base of the roof and then we are going to use a parametric curve to control the overall shape of the model.
Adam Friedman combined the comfort of upholstery with the durability and cleanliness of wood. Small compressed lumber blocks form the seats of chairs and benches, and the individual interlocking elements gently mold to the body.
The concept of the beehive and its honeycomb structure is the basis for the overall form of the sculpture Hive by Janet Lofquist. Constructed out of Cor-ten steel, Hive suggests an industrial past.
This paper by Sebastian Białkowski and Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak discusses teaching parametric design as a supportive method of introducing design logic. Two case studies have been described, analysed and concluded.
The Bolt by Giles Miller Studio is a temporary showroom for Detroit-based lifestyle brand Shinola in the heart of St. Johns Square in London. The building showcased neoteric louvre-generated facade concepts.
Es Devlin has been chosen to complete the UK pavilion for expo 2020 dubai. The ‘poem pavilion’ features a glowing communicative LED façade as well as an illuminated maze that highlights british expertise in the field of artificial intelligence.
Retrospects on the original purpose of architecture, despite all those form-versus-function disputations, clarify us that the simple essence of a building is just to satisfy the basic human need, for us to fullfill our daily activities.
This study by William Suyoto, Aswin Indraprastha and Heru W. Purbo offers discrete method in parametric design to solve problems during design process (programming, site planning, massing, structure planning, and facade planning).
Lorenzo Capanna is a young architect who designs sculptural furniture, one of a kind. The material he uses is wood, a more than contemporary choice, capable of looking to the future, maintaining a deep bond with tradition.
This thesis by Paul Poinet is an attempt to enhance collaborative practices in architecture, engineering and construction through Multi‑Scalar Modelling Methodologies. The thesis examines the interdisciplinary concept of Multi‑Scalar Modelling through the scope of the AEC domain.
PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE designers imagine the shoe shelves to be self supporting, movable and ready for re-assembling. It is an installation rather than a interior fixture attached to the wall ceiling.
The Twist by The Emergent Technologies and Design program, seeks to gain full control on material behaviour, exploiting the anisotropic properties of plywood to achieve a material system capable of producing articulated surfaces.
latvian studio didzis jaunzems architects has designed ‘UGUNS’, a pavilion celebrating the dynamics, fluidity, and shading of fire. made of multiple wooden beams, the installation simulates nine flames, each featuring a symbolically arranged bench inside.
As part of Mexico City’s four-day architecture festival, Mextropoli, 5468796 Architecture, Factor Eficiencia and Studio NYL collaborated to design and create a public art pavilion called ‘One Bucket at a Time’.
‘Muri di Pietra’ is a new, ambitious project by Lithos Design. The wall is conceived like a functional and decorative element at the same time, and gains light and depth. The solidity of the stone goes hand in hand with the lightness of the lines and the drillings, creating some ‘light and shadow’.
FÄRG & BLANCHE were commissioned by Stockholm Furniture Fair & Light Fair and TMF, The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, to create an installation to display at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
RSAA / Büro Ziyu Zhuang was invited to design the interactive installation at the entrance of Xintiandi, and this is the origin of The Cloud Maze. The design team is looking forward to presenting the metaphor of a series of questions such as the meaning of individual in the city…
Dror Benshetrit has created a new building system called QuaDror that might change the way you see building materials. Unveiled at the Design Indaba conference last week in South Africa, QuaDror is a space truss geometry that has structural integrity and flexible design capabilities.
Created by belgian designer jonas van put and presented at biennale interieur in kortrijk, ‘buzzijungle’ for buzzispace is a project that presents a reflection of the designer’s vision on social offices, further pushing the traditional boundaries of the workplace.
“Continua” is an extraordinary work by the Austrian sculptor Erwin Hauer. These are perforated modular panels that result in a cobogó-style work of art to cover walls, separate rooms or even serve as adornments for the home.
The triply periodic minimal surfaces have a great potential for architecture. How to make architecture to be highly moduliable and replicable is always a main concern for architects.
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, designed by the internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson and the award-winning Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural practice Snøhetta, opened on 24 August and remained on site until 11 November 2007.
This paper by N. De Temmerman, L. Alegria Mira, A. Vergauwen, H. Hendrickx & W. P. De Wilde explores the possibilities of transformable structures in architectural and structural engineering.