Plaza del Torico
by b720 Arquitectos ”The compositional strategy of systematic repetition and variation materializes physically on the surface of the pavement of basaltic stone: light through a system based on LED technology. The change stems from the runoff diagram of the square, which translates into power lines, causing bifurcations and inflections to encounter various obstacles”
Wind Direction Motion Algorithm
Ink on Paper Peter Jellitsch, 2011
via ofotherspaces: le corbusier & iannis xenakis phillips pavillion
Mies van der Rohe Society
1921, “Although it was never built, Mies’ design for the Friedrichstrasse Office Building remains one of the most important buildings in 20th century architecture. This design was Mies’ submission to the Friedrichstrasse architecture competition”
“Through an open-ended and promiscuous design approach collaborations are manifest, intelligence is cross-pollinated, and new forms of thinking and doing are discovered…”
AA Year review 2010
pictures taken by archibureau.
The “Computing Kaizen” studio explored evolutionary architectural structures and their potential to anticipate change and internalize complex relationships. The studio used Processing, an open source platform for writing computational “sketches”, to create intelligent building blocks that could self-organize into innovative forms.
Yiannis Chatzikonstantinou, “Research and experimentation on computation-enabled integration of the heterogenous information and processes taking part in the design of physical objects (such as functional parameters, material properties, organizational principles, manufacturing processes, representation issues etc.)”
Patrik Schumacher is partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and founding director at the AA Design Research Lab.
theorizing architecture, lectures and interviews. publications on parametricism
Patrik Schumacher joined Zaha Hadid in 1988. Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy and architecture in Bonn, London and Stuttgart, where he received his Diploma in architecture in 1990. In 1999 he completed his PHD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University. Patrik Schumacher has been teaching at various architectural schools in Britain, Continental Europe and the USA since 1992. In 1996 he founded the “Design Research Laboratory” with Brett Steele, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, and continues to serve as one of its co-directors.
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the poetics of space
“The title of the thirteenth Sonic Acts Festival, The Poetics of Space, is derived from the English translation of the book La Poétique de l’Espace (1958) by the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. In this work Bachelard meticulously describes the influence of space and architecture on humans and implicitly argues for a new type of architecture based on experience and imagination, an approach that is not only rooted in science or functionality.[..] Sonic Acts The Poetics of Space is entirely dedicated to the exploration of space in performative and audiovisual art, film, music and architecture. It examines the importance of physical space in times of far-reaching technological developments, and the physical and psychological impact of spatial designs.”sonicacts
by biothing, Alisa Andrasek, 2010. exhibition catalog “[..] Alisa Andrasek and her biothing laboratory (created in 2001) are exploring a new “materiality” of architecture, on the frontier between biology, mathematics and genetics.”
networked+territories, spatial conditions
Jorge Ayala Studio. “The hexagonal prototypes seek to produce an assemblage between two elements of the project:the water edges and the nature, as a speculation on how 2 natural processes may be able to generate new forms of mutual enhancement. Physical model helped control the territory and to measure the circulation between each of these prototypes.”