PLAT 1.5 has just been released, and with it my critical essay entitled Algorithmic Abuse, which I’m sharing below. It’s a short attempt to raise awareness towards several gaps in computational architecture’s theory as well as practice.
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Recently I’ve tutored a Processing workshop for the Hyperbody department at the TU Delft. I’ve decided to share the sketches with the open world – who knows, maybe someone will find them useful. There’s quite a few variations included – clustering, attractors, collision avoidance, etc.
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Project team: Manuel Torres, Dimitrie Stefanescu
Studio Leader: Sang Lee
This is the final studio (Border Conditions) project for msc2. Though quite a lot of parametric techniques went into the making of it, they were subservient to rather than defining the project’s outcome.
More info and images.
The project started out as an ambitious student-powered endeavor to design and fabricate at a 1:1 scale the flagship pavilion for the ZA11 Speaking Architecture event in Cluj, Romania. While at the same time integrating into its historically-charged context, the design (which was elaborated to a concept stage during a week-long workshop) boasts a strong representational power which was much needed in order to fulfill its main goal: attracting passers-by to the event. At the same time, the object, through its tectonic characteristics, tries to make legible the new ontology which is slowly defined by computational architecture and thus becomes a showcase for the design processes empowered by digital tools.
Team: Patrick Bedarf, Tomas Kozelsky & Dimitrie Stefanescu.
This is our entry for the Evolo ”11 competition. I’ll leave you to judge for your own: you can see the winning projects on their website. It is a consciously speculative project in which our main goal was to push parametric design techniques as much as possible into an as experimental direction as we could allow.
More info and images are here.
ASTA Cluj organizes a parametric design workshop with the aim of designing the actual lounge pavilion of the ZA event in Cluj, Romania. Tutors are Dimitrie Stefanescu and Patrick Bedarf. Organizers are Bogdan Hambasan and Anamaria Androne.
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During the 15-17th of December I will be tutoring at the automatic architecture event at the TU Delft. Here’s some info from the official site:
Automatic-architecture is a three-day workshop (15th-17th December 2010) open to architects and students in order to show the use of computational design for architectural development by cross-fertilization of knowledge. The cases for the workshops has been collected from a real estate developer and, in cooperation with the University of Delft this case has been translated into workshop material.
Costs: Euro 75,- for three days.
Automatic-architecture offers room for thirty participants. The workshops will be held at the Technical University of Delft starting Wednesday December 15.
More detalis here. Enjoy!