we will be running a short course over the next few months at the university of sydney (australia) which will explore parametric and scripting techniques used in a real life design to construction project. the studio will run over 5 weeks of lecture and tutorial sessions and there will also be a one week construction phase to assemble the minimal tension terrace canopy designed by urban future and fabricated by ccmi installations.
Archive for the ‘theory’ Category
i dug this out of the youtube vaults a few days back whist researching potential topics of interest for a phd submission. the lecture, part of the colombia art and technology lecture series given by manuel de landa back in 2004, discusses his thoughts on the use of genetic algorithms (GAs), art and architecture in reference to deluzian theory. (more…)
a new book from the publishers of detail magazine is out which focuses on digital planning and production technologies. it is concluded by a selection of seven projects demonstrating the potential of these techniques, including some rhino and grasshopper examples. beyond looking at some of the images we haven’t been able to delve deeply into its content as the book is currently only available in german although, an english edition is planned for 2011. check here for a sneak preview.
jeimei shen & huan miao khoo
a selection of work from our students at university of sydney digital architecture research studio. the work presented here is an image from each students design proposal in relation to their brief which aimed to investigate digital design and fabrication techniques specific to environment and location through composite strategies. (more…)
in a recent experiment, researchers from japan and england have constructed a similar layout to japan’s highly efficient rail system using slime mold. the mold was presented to oak flakes arranged in a pattern similar to that of japanese cities around tokyo and was left over a 26 hour period. during this time the single celled slime mold constructed networks of nutrient channel tubes with a striking resemblance to the japanese rail system. this model based on the simple rules of the slime mold behaviour has the potential to lead to more efficient design models for constructing complex networks.