Archive for May, 2010
urban future (au) were recently invited to participate in architectura 21 – a map of young architecture practices with portuguese links. luckily, being an international practice, we had one to deliver. the article profiles the tri-wall, a collaboration between the offices of urban future , studio wsh and the university of technology sydney (mda Lab) which featured as the interior space for the transcapes / artificial nature exhibition launched at the uts gallery, sydney.
over the past few weeks, one of our number has been working on a ‘refraction engine’ for the australian fashion week.
in collaboration with tim richardson for fashion label friedrich gray, we worked on the brief which called for an ‘exploded glass’ sculpture as a futuristic gateway to the collection. with the collection titled ‘refraction’, the piece took a fractal geometry approach to a practical level, breaking down the images of the models and shearing them into shards of light and dark. (more…)
topostruct is a program for structural topology optimization written by sawako kaijima and michalatos panagiotis. it’s development was influenced by the ideas and methods discussed in the book “topology optimization, theory, methods and applications” written by m.p. bendsoe and o. sigmund. (more…)
this tuesday saw the opening of chico monks exhibition at the robin gibson gallery in darlinghurst, sydney. for the past four months monks has been manic in collecting vast quantities of scrap perspex, cutting, scratching and painting it in order to create a prolific collection of intriguing mini environments. (more…)
after a long session of inactivity (due to our gh3d workstation frying), we’ve been starting to patch together the urban future – gh3d particle system development. we’ve also been teaching scripting, matsys and prefabrication techniques within our digital masters studio at usyd. (more…)