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Argos Prefabricated Facade

Argos

In July 2006, Argos by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building. MGP designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate a texture.

Experimental Biocomposite Pavilion, Segmented Shell Construction, Design, Material Development and Erection

Biocomposite Pavilion

This paper by Hanaa Dahy, Piotr Baszyński and Jan Petrš presents a process of realizing an experimental structure made from biocomposites which were synthesized from lignocellulosic flexible core reinforced by 3D-veneer layers.

3D Printing Architectural Panel

3D Printed Panels

Interior architect Michelle Wempe of Zumahoo discovered the technical capabilities of the company Concretworks and with it how to create a three-dimensional architectural panel, creating a semi-opaque divider.

lacime architects cover exhibition hall with undulating facade in suzhou, china

Undulating Facade

The facades of the new exhibition hall are essential to the overall design by Lacime Architects with the most notable characteristic being the elegant and dynamic effect of the facade which appears as a ‘rising curtain.’ 

Sousse and Bardo Memorial

Sousse and Bardo Memorial

The design of Sousse and Bardo Memorial by George King Architects was inspired by the fluid geometry of flowing water, frozen in place. At the centre of the memorial is a sculpture titled ‘Infinite Wave’’ which recreates a single wave.

Zahner Factory Parametric Facade

Zahner Factory

The form for the façade by Crawford Architects was derived from metal oxidation patterns inspired by those found on Zahner’s campus. A computer based algorithm converted the sketch’s tonal values into a 3-dimensional digital surface model of the façade.

S2OSB Headquarters Facade

S2OSB Headquarters

S2OSB by BINAA – Building INnovation Arts Architecture is a pioneering management building, headquarters and conference hall. Uniting the vision of the client, it is also an iconic structure in the area, engaging people into a new way of looking.

Asymptotic Timber Gridshell

Asymptotic Gridshell

Timelapse from a workshop building an asymptotic timber gridshell in the shape of an Enneper surface. It was organised in the course Digital Tools – Parametric Design for students at the program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University.

Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell

Phoenix

Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television. Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and UnForbidden office designed this Center.

FXFOWLE Lounge Parametric Installation

FXFOWLE Installation

FXFOWLE Lounge by FXFOWLE Architects, features a free-standing architectural pavilion. The pavilion which pairs technologically-sophisticated scripting software with simple museum board, comprises 180 varying segments.

Sculptural Ceiling Installation

Sculptural Ceiling Installation

Argentinian firm EFEEME Arquitectos latest project, PICCA, is a small retail store in the city of Villa María, Córdoba. 1954 broomsticks were used to create a sculptural wood ceiling installation.

Mercury Theatre Parametric Facade

Mercury Theatre

A deep facade of wooden blades, designed in a wave-shape by Project Meganom, gives the building dynamics, while remaining stable.

SZU Pavilion Parametric Design with Grasshopper3d

SZU Pavilion

The SZU pavilion is the result of a semester long module collaborated between HKPDA and Shenzhen University. The geometry is generated through Grasshopper Plugin: kangaroo, a force simulation software.

Shanghai Boutique Parametric Facade

Shanghai Boutique Facade

Canadian studio UUfie created a pixellated physical appearance for the facade of this Shanghai boutique by adding rows of translucent glass cubes that light up at night like a big screen. Glass blocks are organized in a meticulous gridded pattern across the walls of the constructing.

Paper Wave Chandelier

Paper Wave Chandelier

This massive, room-filling paper ‘chandelier’ designed by Cristina Parreño Architecture in cooperation with a team from MIT (James Coleman, Sharon Xu, Koharu Usui, Natthida Wiwatwicha and Hannah Ahlblad), capitalizes on surface geometry. Installed and displayed at the ARCOMadrid art fair in Spain.

Parametric Bench by frank gehry

Parametric Bench

Frank Gehry (or better Craig Webb and Claire Imatani of Gehry Partners) designed the visitors bench for the world company building in Tokyo, Japan. The bench was manufactured by Tomas Osinski design inc., an architect-sculptor who long worked for Gehry.

Healing Pavilion Parametric Design

Healing Pavilion

Ball-Nogues studio has completed the ‘healing pavilion’, a structure that provides shade and seating within the new garden of a Los Angeles hospital. the pavilion was created using 2,793 linear feet of 2-inch diameter mild steel tube.

Pillar of Dreams Parametric Pavilion

Pillar of Dreams

New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium.

Parametric Interior

Parametric Interior

Archistroj design studio has recently completed the interior design project of an apartment in Prague. The parametric interior of the apartment is optimized using algorithms based on the user’s lifestyle. The resulting design is particularly interpreted through organically shaped build-in furniture.

Generating Floor Plans

Generating Floor Plans

In the context of a research project by Katja Knecht at the Bauhaus-University Weimar concerned with the development of a creative evolutionary design method for layout problems in architecture and urban design.

Generative Architectural Form

Generative Architectural Form

This dissertation “An Evolution-Based Generative Design System: Using Adaptation to Shape Architectural Form” by Luisa Gama Caldas dwells in the interstitial spaces between the fields of architecture, environmental design and computation.

NASA Orbit Pavilion by STUDIOKCA

NASA Orbit Pavilion

Based on the concept of listening to the sounds of the ocean inside a shell, STUDIOKCA, commissioned by NASA, has created the NASA Orbit Pavilion to immerse visitors in the sounds of satellites orbiting in outer space.

Liyang Museum

Liyang Museum

Liyang Museum is located in the southeast corner of Yan Lake Park in the new urban district, connecting an urban public space to the new nature. The organic lines and undulating mountains compose melodious music in the mountain forest.

Sirius Lamp

Sirius Lamp

Sirius Lamp by Luis Vanegas is a parametric cardboard lamp and creative sculpture for designing any space.

Bat-yam Cans Pavilion

Bat-yam Cans Pavilion

This cans pavilion was made during the Bat-Yam International Biennale of landscape urbanism in Israel. The palm trees bestow an ambiance of fantasy designers chose to further emphasize by using shiny tin cans as building blocks; city conservation using a familiar household material in a new context.

Parametric Pavilion

Parametric Pavilion

A group of 11 undergrad students from Tecnologico De Monterrey Campus Monterrey have constructed a Parametric Pavilion as a final exercise for the semester. The project started with an algorithm created by one of the students were a pyramidal shaped component.

Alumafel Exhibition Hall

Alumafel Exhibition Hall

This project by Pedro Garcia Martinez is composed of 1933 Aluminum cylinders and 4523 meters of metal wire which formed a surface that rises where an important object is exhibited and descends for example in circulation areas.

Urban Reef

Urban Reef

Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the “Urban Reef” installation designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher.

Qatar National Convention Center

Qatar Convention Center

Gigantic tree-like columns support the overhanging roof of the Qatar National Convention Centre by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The building was designed by Arata Isozaki to reference the Sidrat al-Muntaha, a holy Islamic tree that is believed to symbolise the end of the seventh heaven.