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ADS AIR 2012 | Architectural Discourse Elizabeth Caltabiano Progress Journal David Lister


Babiy yar memorial | Kokkugia Kokkugia has designed a space of “rich and intricate detail”, however the interior lacks consistency and relevance to the outside elements. This, I believe is an indication of the pitfalls engendered throughout the advancement of architectural discourse. In relation to the Western Gateway Design brief however, I intend to incorporate the virtuosity and exquisite detail of which Kokkugia has represented in their memorial project. The creativity of the purely speculative project exudes qualities that translate directly to the installation.

Babiyyar memorial BABIY YAR MEMORIAL 2010 Design Director: Roland Snooks Design Team: Casey Rehm, Fleet Hower, Bryant Netter This speculative project reconsiders the monument as object, instead positing the formation of an immersive space of remembrance, a space that emerges from the landscape and is carved from within a somber stone monolith – an inverted monument. This project explores the emergence of a space, rich with intricate detail, reflecting the culmination of individual differences within a multitude. The memorial is designed through the use of complex non-linear systems in which coherent order and space emerge from interactions at a local scale.

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Absolute Towers| Ma Yansong/ MAD Architects

Design Director: Roland Snooks Design Team: Casey Rehm, Fleet Hower, Bryant Netter This speculative project reconsiders the monument as object, instead positing the formation of an immersive space of remembrance, a space that emerges from the landscape and is carved from within a somber stone monolith – an inverted monument. This project explores the emergence of a space, rich with intricate detail, reflecting the culmination of individual differences within a multitude. The memorial is designed through the use of complex non-linear systems in which coherent order and space emerge from interactions at a local scale.

Although seemingly simple in design, Yansong’s casually twisted high rise towers provide a beacon for the city of Mississauga. The towers themselves seem to radiate a promising future for the skyline of the western part of the Greater Toronto Area. A new

BABIY YAR MEMORIAL 2010 Design Director: Roland Snooks

HIGH RISE TO POWER

Design Team: Casey Rehm, Fleet Hower, Bryant Netter

Ma Yansong’s

This speculative project reconsiders the monument as object, instead positing the formation of an immersive space of remembrance, a space that emerges from the landscape and is carved from within a somber stone monolith – an inverted monument. This project explores the emergence of a space, rich with intricate detail, reflecting the culmination of individual differences within a multitude. The memorial is designed through the use of complex non-linear systems in which coherent order and space emerge from interactions at a local scale.

standard has been set that ensures the progression of a newer, refreshed architectural discourse.

metric design can create.

It has been recognised as a sculptural form of which has a similar purpose to the GateMAD Architects have created way proposal. Through the ina digitally designed building tegration of Yansong’s forward - pretentious in its height yet looking approach, an upgrade guileless in its form, of which of the Wyndam City’s image emanates the beauty of organ- can be better achieved. ic architecture and the effect an appropriate level of para-


Forest Veil Pavillion | Elizabeth Caltabiano ‘Forest Veil’, a memorial pavillion dedicated to the Black Saturday bushfires, is a project I designed in response to a brief requiring a pavillion in RMIT’s Bowen Street. Through the process of Digitisation and Fabrication I was able to appropriately convey my idea for a 3-part plywood pavillion - using CNC machines to pierce the wood and create an enlightening experience as

FOREST VEIL

the participant walks through. The design embodies the surroundings as well as evoking the emotional tie to Black Saturday. I believe this has been and always will be at the crux of the architectural discourse - architecture that elicits a sense of symbolism and meaning. The pavillion is a very relevant example I am passionate about and evidently a very effective way of illustrating my link to the requirements of the proposed installation.

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“Unbuildableand indulgent?”


The CHanging ROLE of digital technology

THE VERY MANY directed by Mark Fornes is an unequiovocal example of the effects of contemporary computational design techniques. The most up to date programs, plug ins and scripting interfaces such as Rhino and Python are used to create forms that incite emotion and evoke a tangible form pre-

senting the “creative capacities of computing”. As Dr. Stanislav Roudavski states,“ new methods change the conventional relationships between such fundamental categories as idea generation...”. This is evident throughout the work of The Very Many. The ambition of this firm is to deliberately play with

the risky conflict between research and design. Their “messy and non linear” approach to the design process is actually deeply rule based and This contrasts directly to Kalay’s methodical recipes for design solutions in the text “Architecture’s New Media: Principles, Theories, and Methods of Computer Aided Design.

n|Edg” assembly is written within a continuous series of investigations at different scale: + the overall: development of protocols of surface relaxation – in order for the surface to generate best fit curvature in response to fix hanging or support points (floor, ceiling, walls) as curvature despite generating apparent complexity – also provides natural structural stiffness. + surface reconstruction (or tessel-

lation): previous work focused on describing complex surfaces with flat components however after working for different “high end” architectural and design practices the director realised the only way to keep pushing non standard environments is to introduce the economy of parts as part of the equation – therefore early tests were first looking at ways to triangulate complex surfaces

nEdg | Galerie Roger Tator | Lyon, France | Sept-Dec 2009

Unroll & Nesting (RhinoNest): Skylar Tibbits


SAWAP A N

Sawapan Designs, of which _______ Sawako and _______ Panagiotis are the leading designers are parametric design researchers and conduct their own findings based on information given to them from iconic architects such as Zaha Hadid etc. - designed their own software - plug in for rhino - flash example of work demonstrate various interactive based designs - Graphemes and Topostruct Graphemes is an experimental design program based on graph theory and a dynamic spring force model. It has two main functions. First the design of 2 and 3 dimensional structures through the use of topological operations where

the emphasis of the interface design is on connectivity of nodes. The real time spring model simulation will regularize the structure automatically. The second function of the program is to try and develop the structural intuition of the user by providing fast structural analysis of the design system. Hence one can observe in near real time how changes in the connectivity graph of a space frame affect its structural behaviour. There are two versions graphemes and graphemes_sound. The only difference is that graphemes_sound is compiled with directsound support and has some experimental features of sonification of the current sructure and its dynamics.

“Our research aims in developing design solutions that respect criteria of structural efficiency and architectural intentions by interrogating the intrinsic properties of forms and their embedding space.”

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