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 ‘techniques’ Category
due to the complexity the SAAC educational hub components that we have been developing, the part layout and stack order of each node required a large number crunching exercise to resolve intersecting geometry. there are 46 nodes across the pavilion with up to 7 stacked parts on each connection (7 elements produces 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 5040 permutations of stack orders) meant a LOT of possible combinations per node to review & resolve clashes… an unbelievable amount of variations when dealing with the entire 46 nodes.
a vb script which checks whether a curve intersects a box geometry - if so, the geometry will be subdivided into child geometry. the recursive script is repeated a number of specified generations to produce subsequent offspring. the script can be modified to create a datatree of parts with a recording of subdivision topology included in the output. this script is a voxel-type recursive patterning version of the recursive subdivision panelling script posted earlier.
this semester at usyd we taught alongside dagmar reinhardt and alex jung of reinhardt-jung and rob beson of ar-ma. the student’s brief was to develop a theatre / performance / stage project for the sydney festival 2012, a one-month festival with hundreds of events occurring in the city. the project was designed along a number of briefs and locations that varied in program, size, character, and location. (more…)
we stumbled across this installation by lead pencil studio the other day while trawling though one of our favourite design blogs – it’s nice that. the seattle-based studio describe their work occurring within an emerging field created by the interdisciplinary overlap of architecture and site specific art. (more…)
well, we managed to pull it off! urban future (au) in collaboration with elmar trefz, ardrian hardjono and philip peltz have our interactive light sculpture on at bondi icebergs for another 3 days as part of australia’s largest outdoor art event, sculpture by the sea. (more…)
a chinese construction company has recently completed a 15 floor (level 9 earthquake resistant) commercial building within a 6 day period. the amazing feat was only achievable through the prefabrication of all building components, resulting is a massive reduction in build waste (1%), site impact and economised budget.
this is the prologue for a series of investigations on developing your own particle system within mcneel & associates grasshopper3d parametric plugin for rhino3d. we’re going to start with the drivers for my interest into emergent systems and will follow up on a weekly basis on tutorials for producing various outcomes in particle generation.
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…)