Here’s a plot of a 2×20 agents starting from different points, with different goals, interacting with a floor plan. When you take a way the plan, the density diagram is pretty interesting!
Dragonfly is a first attempt at linking the theory of ecological perception to architecture. Given certain abstract programmatic events (e.g. view art, buy food, sit down, look up) and knowing roughly where they’re supposed to happen, Dragonfly simulates a user … Read More
I’m really excited about continuing the Architecture in Combination series in 2011. While the schedule is not totally setup yet, we are looking to start in early February. Some potential topics are Perception Light Landscape Making Relativity Acoustics Also, while … Read More
While principal curvature lines seem to be currently very popular, they’ve been around in architecture since 1796. Gaspard Monge, a french geometer, proposed the above design for an ellipsoidal vault that could be constructed out of mortarless masonry units. Not only … Read More
Here’s a quick video of the component in action. There’s still a lot of work to be done.
The Studio for Progressive Modelling (SPM) has started development of a couple custom GH components: This one produces a principal curvature line emanating from a point on a surface – lines that are useful for constructing panelizations of freeform surfaces consisting entirely of … Read More
Dr. Ben Bolker has kindly provided some words for his upcoming talk at the fifth Architecture in Combination event: Biologically Inspired Design of Design While designers and engineers have traditionally looked to living organisms for solutions to design problems, they … Read More
Well, I found most things interesting at ACADIA 2010, but these ones in particular grabbed my attention….
Here was our submission to this very interesting competition: Design Team: Daniel Hambleton/Crispin Howes/David Lieberman “That no fountain be erected or promoted by the Association which shall not be so constructed as to ensure by filters, or other suitable means, … Read More