Collaborative Architecture

Collaborative Architecture

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.

Importance of Walking

Importance of Walking

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.

Twist

TWIST

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.

UGUNS Pavilion

UGUNS Pavilion

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.

One Bucket at a Time Parametric Pavilion

One Bucket at a Time

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 Modular wall

Muri Di Pietra

‘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’.

Scandinavian Pavilion

Scandinavian Pavilion

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.

The Cloud Maze Interactive Installation

The Cloud Maze

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…

QuaDror Building System

QuaDror

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.

Buzzijungle

Buzzijungle

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 Modular Panels

Continua

“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.

Periodic Minimal Surface

Periodic Minimal Surface

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.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007

Serpentine Pavilion

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.

Transformable structures in architectural engineering

Transformable Structures

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.

SpacerFabric Pavilion

SpacerFabric Pavilion

Students realized a self-supporting lightweight pavilion made of partially foamed spacer textiles in Frankfurt. With a diameter of five meters and a height of three meters, the pavilion exemplifies the future possibilities of building with 3d textiles.

Frsh Pavilion Parametric Design

Frsh Pavilion

The Frsh pavilion appears to result from a series of explorations addressing alternative approaches, techniques and methodologies in the arts and applied sciences realm.

KAFD Spas Kinetic Facade

KAFD Spas Facade

A multidisciplinary team has joined together to implement Tessellate™ technology – a dynamic perforated screen system that regulates light and solar gain – on its first-ever major building.

Modelled on Software Engineering: Flexible Parametric Models in the Practice of Architecture

Flexible Parametric Models

In this thesis Daniel Davis considered, using a reflective practice methodology, how software engineering may inform parametric modelling. Across three case studies he took aspects of the software engineering and apply them to the design of parametric models.

Parametric Architecture

Parametric Architecture

This investigation will analyse and define the definition for Parametricism. It will analyse and compare multiple parametric theories. Then using case studies to endeavour how parametricism has been used in the design process.

Porosity

Porosity

Porosity by Digital Design Center presents a research into the integrated design and fabrication approach of porous surfaces in architecture. The structure is fabricated out of foamed polystyrene by removing portions of its volume. 

Trylletromler Parametric Pavilion

Trylletromler

FABRIC Architecture introduced a new spatial concept in the royal garden in Copenhagen by stretching the understanding of the ‘pavilion’ towards the most elementary architectural element in garden design: the fence.

Parametric Architecture - Total Fluidity

Total Fluidity

For this research, Mrigank Nath decided to consider Fluidity as a parameter in the building construction in India. The main idea is to understand how a building, in simple terms behave like fluids.

Uiliuili Bench

Uiliuili Bench

Architect Piotr Zuraw has designed a bench named uiliuili, as part of the Wroclaw City Furniture Project. The bench was constructed by the University of Wroclaw in Poland. 

Twine House

Twine House

Designer Antony Gibbon has visualised a conceptual house called Twine, which sits under a wave-like piece of concrete within a landscape of rolling hills. Gibbon conceived Twine as a twisting concrete structure, which reflects the hills surrounding.

Architectural Experiments

Architectural Experiments

This paper by Aleksandru Vuja, Milan Lečić and Vesna-Mila Čolić-Damjanović examines some of the recent developments in the architectural design through analysis of selected architectural projects and their models.

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition: A Parametric Analysis

A Parametric Analysis

Federico Reyneri, partner at LPzR associates architects, and his research team started to analyse the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, the largest architectural design competition in world history.

Systematic approach to design builds for freeform façade: AFA Cultural Center

AFA Cultural Center

This paper by Begüm Aktaş and M. Birgül Çolakoğlu presents how freeform façade designs are defined with its curvilinear geometric characteristics and the systematic approach that is used to design and implement them.

One State Street Installation

One State Street

Softlab was commissioned by One State Street to design a permanent wall installation to accompany the building’s new lobby renovation. Their intent was to create an installation that is not distinguishable as a piece of wall mounted art.

Spectral Grove permanent outdoor public installation

Spectral Grove

Spectral Grove is a permanent outdoor public installation of cascading, latticed ribbons of colored aluminum and steel at the entrance of Pivot Park in West Philadelphia.

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.