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Swarm Light Responsive Light Installation

Swarm Light

The ‘Swarm Light’ by rAndom International is an experimental light installation with a real ‚collective consciousness’ that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence.

3D Printing Mobius Nautilus

Mobius Nautilus

Mobius Nautilus by Joaquin Baldwin is a compound mobius strip created out of 36 interlocking mobius strips. They weave and interlock perfectly through the spaces left between them.

Firewall Interactive Art Installation

Firewall

Firewall is an interactive art installation created by Mike Allison and Aaron Sherwood. When the membrane is touched, the lines dance like fire, rippling in reaction to the movement of the user’s hand.

Integration of acoustics in parametric architectural design

Parametric Acoustics

This paper by Dr Thomas Scelo describes the collaborative approach to develop a single algorithm for both acoustic and architectural form generation.

Articulated Timber Ground Parametric Public Furniture

Articulated Timber Ground

Articulated Timber Ground is a public pavilion designed and built by a group of Master in Architecture students at the University of Melbourne. Consisting of 1,752 components, the pavilion changes its form throughout the sections.

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.

Parametric Robot Control

Parametric Robot Control

In this paper by Johannes Braumann and Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, authors will discuss existing methods of programming industrial robots, published architectural results (Gramazio and Kohler) and the design of a new user interface.

F2 Parametric Pavilion

F2 Pavilion

The F2 Pavilion was designed and fabricated by University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture’s graduate students under the direction of Andrew Kudless, Director of Matsys.

Echo Interactive Kinetic Art Installation

Echo

“Echo” by Breakfast is a multi-sensory experience that visualizes real-time data occurring on social media through ripples that move across the surface. As the amount of social posts changes, it will impact the clarity of your portrait.

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.

Vessel Forms Digital Fabrication

Vessel Forms

Designer Julia Ibbini is interested in human and machine collaboration in a traverse of analog and digital to create work with highly detailed machined precision, but which remains distinctly human in origin.

Parametric Ecological Design

Parametric Ecological Design

This article by Marcin Giedrowicz will talk about the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza, 30 St Mary Axe in London,  Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi,  City of Culture of Galicia in Santago De Compostela, Free Railway International Competition in Posen.

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.

Robotic Timber Construction

Robotic Timber Construction

This paper by the group of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, presents a novel approach to non-standard timber assembly – Robotic Timber Construction (RTC) – where robotic fabrication is used to expand additive digital fabrication techniques towards industrial full scale dimensions.

Crysalis Parametric Design using Grasshopper3d

Crysalis III

Crysalis (III) is a sculptural piece that explores cellular morphologies using parametric tools and composite materials. Designed and built by MATSYS, the sculpture takes direct inspiration from the organization of barnacle-like cells.

3D printed project EGG

Project EGG

Project EGG is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world. Conceived and organized by furniture designer Michiel Van Der Kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters.

Morpheus Hotel Zaha Hadid Architects

Morpheus Hotel

Zaha Hadid Architects has a way of designing buildings so intricate and complex that the photographs look like renderings rather than completed architecture. Their latest unveiling is Morpheus, the flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau.

Bloom Pavilion from 3D Printed Cement

Bloom Pavilion

The California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement. The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees.

Responsive Surface Structure

Responsive Surface

The project “Responsive Surface Structure” by Steffen Reichert is based on an experimental, inductive design approach. The project aims at creating a differentiated skin structure that can change its porosity in response to changes in ambient humidity and moisture.

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.

Boolean Operator CNC Cut Pavilion

Boolean Operator Pavilion

Marc Fornes / The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum.

Sun Tracking Facade

Sun Tracking Facade

This thesis by Mahzad Tashakori describes the development of a computer controlled sun-tracking device model that aims at improving the environmental performance of a building facade system. During the process, advanced computational modeling and simulation tools, such as Grasshopper and Ecotect, were utilized.

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.

Part to Whole Modular Installation

Part to Whole

Part to Whole by HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS is ‘space’ defined by the whole came from the flow of repetition. The set of circles moving along the curve constructs continuous void space. It digs the specific volume out of the cube, which maximizes available space and minimizes materials at the same time.

Parametric Origami Adaptable temporary buildings

Parametric Origami

In this article Heike Matcha and Ante Ljubas employ the possibilities of parametric modeling software and customized mass production machinery to develop a design for adaptable multifunctional temporary medium size buildings made from recyclable lightweight materials and build a prototype from cardboard.

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.

Interactive Pavillions: Responsive Transformation of Structure

Interactive Pavilions

This thesis by Xiangru Chen is to design a mix-use pavilion, which detects occupancy and lighting/temperature conditions, and then transforms its structure in shape and scale to satisfy the spatial demands for the use.

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.

Metamaterial Mechanisms

Metamaterial Mechanisms

Researchers at Hasso Plattner Institute demonstrate metamaterial objects that perform a mechanical function. Such metamaterial mechanisms consist of a single block of material the cells of which play together in a well-defined way in order to achieve macroscopic movement.