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CASE FOR INNOVATION

CHRISTOPHER MARINOPOULOS 539374


CASE FOR INNOVATION


EXPERIMENTATION OF FORM OF VASES, USING GRASSHOPPER The first exercise of creating different forms of vases using lofting in grasshopper was the first manipulation of forms using the programme. By changing the points of the curves which is then lofted, different thicknesses in the top, middle and bottom were created. This allowed for experimenting of shapes, and how it can expresses the versatile structure that a “vase� can become. The size of the hole dramatically changed in each form, some with tiny holes and wide tops, whilst some had bigger holes with a smaller top and wider base. Changing the points of the curve alllowed for changing sections from circular, star-shaped and rhomboidal. A torsion effect occured in most of the vases as well, creating a more complex form.

Above: Close up of Render of Vase Below: Redndered Side View of 5 Vases


ARCHITECTURE AS A DISCOURSE

UNStudio, Burnham Pavillion, Chicago, 2009 The Burnham pavillion by UNStudio is small temporary pavillion that is an indicator a key example of how programs such as Grasshopper can be beneficial to the city’s aesthetics. It contributes to an augmented experience of the users, relating to Daniel Burnham’s 1909 plan of Chicago, and expresses it using a new form of construction and experience. The fact that it was temporary does not change the grand effect on the site and the interaction between person and building, incorporating new technologies and simple geometry to create a streamline but complex structure. Its legacy is the memory of how a pavillion can add to a persons experience, and make people understand how new software can create new ideas and aesthetically pleasing sturctures for the public to use.


ARCHITECTURE AS A DISCOURSE

soma Architecture, White Noise, Salzburg, Austria, 2010 The White Noise project, used as the Salzburg Biennale Music Pavillion, expresses a different form of pavillion to the public, using new programs to create a structurally stable and intriguing structure. The use of geometry and exposing the structural rods leaves a strong impression on the surronding are, when compared to the rectalinear buldings in the square. The pavillion draws people to it, and creates a feeling of exploration and wonder, and leaves a legacy of how structures builit similarly can be built on a larger scale. The achievement of Bollinger and Grohmann Engineers, by using new programs to understand the loads and stuructual elements of the type of geometry, causes a positive approach to new ways of designing and constructing, allowing for a change in global perception of computational design and show that remarkable results can be achieved.


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