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Architect Nick Tsontakis unveils plans for a house that will straddle Mummy Mountain in Arizona and be shaped like a manta ray.
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If you were wanting to have your mind blown today, the video above might do it. It's a demonstration of a piece of 3D object extraction and manipulation so
Recalling that the footprint is the mark left by a body pressed on a flexible material, the trace of a model over another. We note that there is a hierarchical relationship between the models in the game: a model that marks A and a B model that is scored. In our treatment A is the conceptual model and B is the structural model (BI) or the split (BII).
Here we evolve the bodies of soft robots made of multiple materials (muscle, bone, & support tissue) to move quickly. Evolution produces a diverse array of fun, wacky, interesting, but ultimately functional soft robots. Enjoy!This video accompanies the following paper: Unshackling Evolution: Evolving Soft Robots with Multiple Materials and a Powerful Generative Encoding. Cheney, MacCurdy, Clune, & Lipson. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. 2013.
Information, glue of connections, needs to express and spatially define itself and Architecture must consider this need.
Architecture firm Gensler have released a conceptual proposal for a new floating airport for London, located in the Thames Estuary with terminals connected by underwater tunnels.
Unlike previous concepts for a new London airport, including last year's proposal by Foster + Partners, Gensler's plans do not involve pouring earth into the river for land reclamation. Instead, "we're going to float the scheme on giant platforms," explains Ian Mulcahey, the firm's global head of planning.
‘Reading between the lines’ is a project by the duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983). Since 2007, they have been realizing projects in public space together that start from their architectural background, but have an artistic intention. Their projects do not always originate out of the initiative of a classical client, for example, and carry a large degree of autonomy. Their primary concerns are experiment, reflection, a physical involvement with the end result and the input of the viewer.
It is amazing how something so everyday and recognizable as a loop-dee-loop can amaze and inspire us. Just a subtle change makes all the difference, no longer is it the straw wrapping that we play with rather than discard, not is is become something. Now it’s heavy duty, and it’s more real to us- understandable, straw wrappings get thrown out, we usually only throw out buildings that were built in the ’70s.
The firm Mesh Architecture collaborated with BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) for this competition entry, titled Wave Pier, to design the new St. Petersburg Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida. Below is the description given of the project by Mesh Architecture. Enjoy!
A/N Blog - Quicks hits and big thoughts from The Architect's Newspaper
The launch of quantumBIM by Prof Kas Oosterhuis and the Hyperbody Research Group TU Delft, October 2010 QuantumBIM? ONL and Hyperbody realize intelligent buildings…
This project engages with the discourse of contemporary composites through vacuum formed simulations, creating a composite surface by squishing and embedding objects, imitating thin film layers which could eventually have performative qualities such as EL lighting or thin film solar panels. This meta-assembly explores the relationship between the highly articulated figure and a faceted surface. The assembly embeds 3-D printed figures that have been clicked into the surface, pocketed to accommodate the figures.
The ‘Kinesthetic Interaction Space’ is conceived as an interactive architectonic intervention aimed at children with autism, providing sensory stimulation to assist with intervention methods and aid interaction with other children through shared kinesthetic experience. The focus of the thesis is on the development of dynamic material systems that could enable new forms of interactive environment. Architecture is conceptualised as an embodied interface and physical space has been fused with digital media in order to stimulate the imagination of inhabitants. K.I.S. is intended to facilitate playful explorations and fluid dialogues between people. The user learns to interact with their environment through an intuitive process, engaging the physical presence of inhabitants and forming spatial narratives.The system is flexible, transformable and fully demountable, meaning that the same kit of parts can be assembled to adapt to a range of spatial requirements. Rather than one design solution, an infrastructure has been designed for the creation of architectural space, centred upon environmental experience. The thesis was developed through a full-scale prototype that was constructed to enable the experience of the qualities of the surface, both visual and tactile, and the observation of its use, including people’s responses.
Peace Pavilion inflatable structure with a trampoline in Bethnal Green, London, by Atelier Zündel Cristea for ArchTriumph.
UNstudio designs giant observation wheel, nippon moon, as interactive experience. one is a continuous participant from the moment of making a reservation.
-Optimal natural construction resulting from complex patterning processes as a response to loading paths and material organisation.
-Highly efficient structural performance achieved through a nonlinear variation of pattern geometries, corrugations and varied material properties.
-The wing geometry transforms into different configurations to utilise the ambient wind flow energy for their flight.
Visit http://www.InsideTheMagic.net for pictures from the amazing recreation of the flying house from Disney/Pixar's "Up" animated film. For the upcoming sho...
Fatalities are likely to happen in panic situations when people try to evacuate Buildings. In this Video, I will share my experience in using Kangaroo physics engine in Grasshopper to simulate crowd behavior. This simulation is accurate enough to support recent literature in this areaFatalities are likely to happen in panic situations when people try to evacuate Buildings. In this Video, I will share my experience in using Kangaroo physic...
Today the Nederlandse Tuinbouwraad (NTR) announced the city of Almere as the location for theFloriade 2022 horticultural expo in the Netherlands. In preparation for the upcoming expo, the city will transform itself into green garden paradise according to plans designed by MVRDV. The expo site will be created as a permanent extension of the city center that will be rooted in sustainability and ecology - MVRDV and Almere promise that Floriade 2022 will be 300% greener than any other expo.
Danish architects BIG and Tegnestuen Nuuk present ideas for a combined airfield and shipping port in Greenland at the Danish Pavilion during theVenice Architecture Biennale 2012.
This is the thesis, created and executed by me, Matt Davis, for my B.Arch from Virginia Tech. It is entitled 4 Lines of Architecture. The pictures you see are pictures taken of a 3/8 inch=1 foot model constructed of soldered copper wire of differing gauges. The largest gauge- that of the lines is representative of 4 inch tube steel.
The thesis began with the breaking down of the ‘primitive hut’ into four basic building components- Floor, Stair, Window, and Enclosure. The four elements were each assigned a line. Each of these four is a form-giver to the construct, which is an observation post for Meteor Crater in Arizona, USA. The kicker is that each element has to look back to its line- no matter where it happens to be in the section (top, bottom, left, right)- for its support and structure. If the line is on the top, then perhaps it is hung; on the side? Then there’s a cantilever to deal with.
Thousands and thousands of years ago the surface of the earth was but one supercontinent known as Pangea. Ecosystems once linked with others are today kept apart by oceans and seas after being broken into splinters. From this separation we have developed different cultures and unique environments that have defined the way we live. Yet in our search for knowledge and entertainment one of the few things that unite these worlds can be found within zoos were we can interact and observe animals that are not indigenous to where we live.
This summer, Hunan University’s School of Architecture sponsored the Digital Architecture Laboratory (DAL), a workshop created to bring architects and students together to explore digital fabrication techniques. Hosted in Changsha, China, the workshop was led by Biao Hu, a professor with the university, and Yu Du, an architect with Zaha Hadid Architects. Suryansh Chandra, also with Zaha Hadid Architects, and Shuojiong Zhang, ofUNstudio, were invited to participate as tutors for the workshop, which with a theme of “aggregated porosity” would explore variations in material density and the juxtaposition of solid forms with skeletal ones. Additionally, the project had to be a structure that provided shade and fit within an approximately 10-by-10-by-20-foot area.
Displaying at the World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, KoreaCreated byHyper Matrix Installation, 3D Graphic & Animation by PYX Innovation Lab, INNOCEAN