This post is a continuation of post 1 exploring panelizing techniques for a stadium design concept. This body of work pertains mostly to the development of both curved and faceted panels influenced by weather/analysis data, the development of rationalized geometric configurations, the algorithmic documentation of this system and lastly to answer the question; if every [...]
Developing the kinetic facade on the CJ R&D Center presented some unique technical challenges in terms of visualizing a range of motion for a mechanical assembly of parts. As architectural designers, we’re accustomed to working with static elements. CJ called for new methodologies that would enable us to easily manipulate hierarchical structures of linked components, allowing us to visualize [...]
As part of a recent design effort here in the studio we attempted to develop a kinetic facade that could respond and adapt in real-time to both solar radiation and user input. The client, CJ Corporation of Korea, was enthusiastic about the idea as part of their “only one” initiative which promotes unique one-of-a-kind thinking. While this [...]
For many, the holy grail of modeling surface detail is the ability to “paint” geometry directly onto the surface in 3d space. Imagine being able to generate complex surface effects, or influence subtle variation with the stroke of the mouse or stylus. Of course there are already quite a few tools available such as Mudbox [...]
Project Vasari, a standalone application that uses and expands on the Revit conceptual mass family interface (available here from Autodesk Labs) brings Ecotect analysis capabilities directly into the Revit environment. We test drove this tool to see if we could create a surface that responds directly to the results of solar analysis. What Vasari allows [...]
Evolutionary problem solving mimics the theory of evolution employing the same trial-and-error methods that nature does in order to arrive at an optimized result. When automated for specific parameters and results, this technique becomes an effective way to computationally drive controlled results within the iterative design process – allowing designers to produce optimized parameters resulting [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
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Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...