Tipping Wall

Tipping Wall

The facade of a cooling tower was covered with 10,000 hinged metal channels that fill with water and tip either left or right. When they tip they spill water into the center of the channel below which then tips either left or right. 

Nature and Kinetic Architecture

Nature and Kinetic Architecture

To make a way toward the design of transformable structure for temporary applications, the authors have developed a new type of adaptable structures according to natural forms.

CRAFTING DECISIONS Integrating design, fabrication

Crafting Decisions

In this thesis by Molly Mason, author proposes the integration of robotic fabrication and assembly constraints into the design process to use as drivers for form-finding. The framework for this is created through codifying material processes and assembly logics.

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure is an experimental installation developed by ACTLAB in 2014 and a synthesis of a research on the emergent properties of weaving material system in architecture.

Catalyst Hexshell

Catalyst Hexshell

This project by Matsys was the result of a 4-day workshop taught with Marc Swackhamer at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in March 2012.

3D Print with Clay

3D Printing with Clay

Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario are bringing a whole new meaning to mixed media as they take on both 3D printing and the use of ancient clay building materials.

Wander Wood Pavilion

Wander Wood Pavilion

Robots sliced the interlocking, curved wooden slats that form this sculptural bench, which is currently installed on the campus of the Vancouver’s University of British Columbia.

Wicker Pavilion

Wicker Pavilion

The Wicker Pavilion is designed combining contemporary architecture and traditional craftsmanship. It offers a place for relaxation and meditation in the heart of Jardins de l’Europe in Annecy, France.

Dragon Skin Pavilion

Dragon Skin Pavilion

The Dragon Skin is a robotically fabricated temporary pavilion, installed at the University of British Columbia. It is the result of a workshop hosted by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.

Vaulted Willow Parametric Pavilion

Vaulted Willow

Commissioned by The Edmonton Arts Council and completed on June 18th, 2014 Design & computation: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ Engineering, Vaulted Willow is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells.

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Here you can see Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion on the front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery. The cloud-like structure on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is made from a white lattice of steel poles.

Archimedean Pavilion

Archimedean Pavilion

The Archimedean is a ten-point-five-meter-long, six-meter-wide and three-point-five-meter high pavilion, which was installed on the wooden platform between the schools of Architecture and Building Engineering in the University of Seville.

Kenzo Kuma’s Parametric Pavilion

Kenzo Kuma’s Pavilion

A spiral structure pointing towards the sky. This is Kengo Kuma’s latest beautiful project in Harumi, Tokyo. The structure is a pavilion for shows and concerts built using a steel frame filled with laminated wood panels.

Parametric Prince Bay Grasshopper Definition Parametric Architecture

Parametric Prince Bay

In this Premium Grasshopper definition, you can model a parametric building that is modeled based on the Prince Bay Marketing Exhibition Centre building.

O-STRIP Pavilion Digital Fabrication

O-STRIP Pavilion

O-STRIP Pavilion is one of the projects in Tongji University’s Fabrication workshop that aims to bring back the liveliness of the place. The site is located at a sinking space of the teaching building, which connected with an indoor exhibition hall.

Bubble Pavilion Parametric Design

Bubble Pavilion

At the start of 2018, the Higher Technical School of Construction Engineering at the University of Seville launched an ambitious project to build an experimental pavilion – the “Bubble Pavilion” – using plywood panels as the raw material.

Plug-In Design

Plug-In Design

With this paper, authors illustrate how two low-budget interventions have re-activated a forgotten public space.

Structure as Architecture

Structure as Architecture

The purpose of this thesis by Louise Pedersen and Jonas Täljsten is to make a connection between architect students and engineers, to find the differences between them and to try to collaborate.

Lotus Building

Lotus Building

Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the Lotus Building by Studio 505 and the 3.5 hectare People’s Park has been designed to act as a cultural anchor and civic landmark.

parametric modelling and climate-based metrics

Daylight Strategies

The purpose of this research by Shahab Din Rahimzadeh is to assess daylight performance of buildings with climatic responsive envelopes with complex geometry that integrates shading devices in the façade.

Charkha Installation

Charkha Installation

‘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

Flexible Landscape

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.

Parametric Butterfly

Parametric Butterfly

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

Shiver House

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.

Parametric design in architectural education

Parametric Design

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.

Twist Parametric Table

Twist

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.

Bamboo Pavilion

Bamboo Pavilion

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.

Parametric Roof Grasshopper3d Tutorial Definition

Parametric Roof

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.

Sitskie Furniture

Sitskie Furniture

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.

Hive Parametric Sculpture

Hive

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.