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DIGITAL_2011-2012 ACSA/AISC STEEL DESIGN COMPETITION NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF CULINARY ARTS

MAY, 2012


TECHNICAL_REVIT, RULE-BASED PARAMETRIC SKY BRIDGE LOCATION: 860 LAKE SHORE DRIVE, CHICAGO

MARCH, 2012

PARAMETERS FLEX

Custom parameters - in the form of mathematical formulas - are used to generate form. In turn, the frames and windows flex as parameters change by the user; this is a snapshot of one design.

TYPE PARAMETERS

Frame - Flat, Triangle-based Rig Frame Width = 6” Frame Depth 1 = 3’-0” Frame Depth 2 = Frame Depth 1 * 1/3 Frame Depth 3 = Frame Depth 1 * 2/3

NESTED FAMILIES

WINDOW HOSTED IN FRAME

FRAME

TYPE PARAMETERS

WINDOW

INSTANCE PARAMETER


TECHNICAL_UrbanBuild Prototype Home

DEC, 2011


ARTIST_DRAWING_PHOTOGRAPHY_THEORY_SCULPTURE

SPANISH, TERRACOTTA ROOF VIEW

CUBAN WOMAN ON BALCONY

QUINTESSENTIAL CUBAN PHOTO WOODEN TRUSS SUPPORT SYSTEMS IMAGES OF CUBA. DIGITAL IMAGES. 2001.

UNTITLED STILL-LIFE. 2’x3’PENCIL ON COLD PRESSED ILLUSTRATION BOARD, 1998.

CONCLUSION FROM RESEARCH ENTITLED: Digital Regression: Intuitive Practice and the Future of Architecture (2011).

1998-PRESENT

TAKING NATURE BY FORCE: INDUSTRIALIZATION. 10”x4’CAST GLASS, SALVAGED LIVE OAK, AND STEEL..

“Architecture has a long history independent from computer science; however, digital technology has become imbedded into our contemporary society at a global scale. As a global society, our values are also changing as the degree of separation between computer aided thinking and human thought comes closer together. Digital technology has the capacity to render what were otherwise unattainable ideas into fully realized solutions. Hand-drawing and fast thinking allow for a less fragmented creative process compared to the slow thought necessary to process computer generated ideas quickly. Our schools are teaching students to rely upon slow thought technology early during the design process. Computers can process information quickly but they cannot think intuitively and I don’t believe there is a substitution for a human’s ability to create. New generations of architects are being introduced to complex thought-process thinking via digital technology at an increasingly early age. I wonder if this introduction to computers will enable students and practitioners of architecture to design more intuitively in the future. My hope is that students of architecture, and the profession, do not reduce their ability and responsibility to generate ideas using their natural intuition. They are the sources responsible for the generation of ideas. Human intuition continues to guide digital technology and not vice versa.“

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