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meme pool for architectural design course @ Università di Bologna
Curated by Alessio Erioli
The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia serve as a unique forum where developments in the design, analysis and fabrication of building geometry are presented. With participation of both academics and professionals, each symposium aims to gat
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 - proceedings
Spatial memory is something we use and need in our everyday lives. Time for morning coffee? We head straight to the kitchen and know where to find the coffee machine and cups. To do this, we require a mental image of ou
Spatializing information and extending the concept of the "mind palace" (vista space + environmental space) - a fundamental study to understand spatial navigation, orientation and memory
For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely..
autonomous soft robotics
Uber's self-driving taxis will get their first real-world test in Pittsburgh this month, with the semi-autonomous vehicles assigned at random to customers using the company's app. According to
It has begun. A few next possible steps:
. ditch vehicle ownership (optional, but it will become inconvenient - or just a luxury - in the general case to own one): we'll have a range of (self driven) transportation options at our disposal according to our path, time and transportation needs (levels of sharing and/or load capability)
. vehicle speciation: free from the necessity to have a driver (not only as seat and controls, but also viewing necessities), specific-tailored vehicles (terrestrial, airborne, marine and submarine) will flourish
. automated good delivery
. mobile workplaces/homes/leisure places (evolution of the existing ones, but no need to care about the driving and maintaining part now)
Imagine a future where there is no need to cut down a tree and reshape that raw material into a chair or table. Instead, we could grow our furnitur
Explorations is a very good series of videos on how new tools of creation are set to redefine or near and far future
Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a computational power that is equivalent to human intelligence. The implications of this change will be dramatic and revolutionary, presenting significant opportunities and challenges to designers. Already machines can process spoken language, recognize human faces, detect our emotions, and target us with highly personalized media content. While technology has tremendous potential to empower humans, soon it will also be used to make them thoroughly obsolete in the workplace, whether by replacing, displacing, or surveilling them. More than ever designers need to look beyond human intelligence and consider the effects of their practice on the world and on what it means to be human.
The question of how to design a secure human future is complicated by the uncertainties of predicting that future. As it is practiced today, design is strategically positioned to improve the usefulness and quality of human interactions with technology. Like all human endeavors, however, the practice of design risks marginalization if it is unable to evolve. When envisioning the future of design, our social and psychological frames of reference unavoidably and unconsciously bias our interpretation of the world. People systematically underestimate exponential trends such as Moore’s law, for example, which tells us that in 10 years we will have 32 times more total computing power than today. Indeed, as computer scientist Ray Kurzweil observes, "We won’t experience 100 years of technological advances in the 21st century; we will witness on the order of 20,000 years of progress (again when measured by today’s rate of progress), or about 1,000 times greater than what was achieved in the 20th century."
"Just as human-centered design crafts structure and experience to shape intuition, post-human-centered design will teach intelligent machine systems to design the hierarchies and compositions of human behavior."
Developed specifically to explore the possibilities of multi-color, multi-material 3D printing, the starting point for ZHA was to design a relativel
ZHA 3D printed Chair design process
another excellent example of how modes of production (additive fabrication) can be symbiotic to modes of thoughts (algorithmic design) and material systems (form, shape and material properties across scales)
RMIT's new 3D printed mace was born of a unique collaboration between engineering, design and silversmithing.
harnessing complexity, articulation and detail potential of additive manufacturing in a design project with exquisite craft (in the design and use of algorithms as well as in the production and assembly)
Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention, the third show curated by Greg Lynn at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, explores the digital origins of 15 projects by world-renowned architects including Zaha Hadid, Office dA and Morphosis.
Chattanooga, Tennessee startup Branch Technology recently announced the winner of its Freeform Home Design Challenge. The winning design, WATG Chicago's 'Curve Appeal', will be constructed using the company's C-Fab 3D printing technique. Construction will begin this July.