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WORKS

irina mihaela bogdan


BACKGROUND

Work experience - Architect / Associate at UNStudio - Shanghai [1st of April 2013 - 30th of September 2017]

http://www.unstudio.com

- Junior Architect at SYAA (SC Soare & Yokina Associated Architects SRL), Bucharest [March - July 2012] http://www.syaa.ro - Architecture and design intern at AnOther Architect, Berlin (October 2009-January 2010) http://www.anotherarchitect.com/Creative_Solutions.html - Worked as intern for Universidad de la Salle, Bogota, Colombia [IAESTE, July- September 2008] - Worked as intern for ArtisProject Architectural Bureau, Bucharest, 2006 - Worked as an intern for Re-Act Now Architectural Bureau, Bucharest [arh. Mario Kuibus], 2005

Awards F 09.11.1985 http://one-to-many.blogspot.com http://tailab.wordpress.com/ http://dtarchlab.wordpress.com/

- Lexus Design Award 2016 - Panel winners, Milan Design Week, Italy - Winning along with Emil Ivanescu’s team - Play Mincu, the chance to currate the Romanian Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2012 - 3rd Prize in the urban design competition held in Ramnicu Valcea. The scope of work was the rehabilitation of the central square of the city. The project was done along with SYAA(Soare&Yokina Associated Architects), May 2012 - printing the photography named “Dimensions” in the book called “Images of the mind”[SUA][2003]

e-mail: bogdan.irina@gmail.com Address: 12 Avram Iancu Street, sector 2 Bucharest, Romania

- English Language Degree[The Ministry of Education and Research] - Informatics Degree[The Ministry of Education and Research]

STUDIES: Master Course: DIA Master Course, Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau 06846, Anhalt, Germany [Erasmus scholarship - 2008/2009] University: “Ion Mincu” Architecture and Urban Planning University – Bucharest [diploma graduation - 2011] High school: Spiru Haret High school, Bucharest – informatics and mathematics studies[intensive English language class]

Spoken languages: English: very good German: good

Software I work with: Rhinoceros + Grasshopper AutoCAD Adobe Master Collection CS4 Processing


Architectural Projects

- Co-Founder of Studio Methexis (October 2015 to present) Studio Methexis has been awarded the chance to exhibit at the Milan Design Week in April 2016 as panel finalists for the Lexus Design Award.

- West Kowloon Lyric Theatre Complex [Hong Kong, China] - UNStudio TASKS: Interior Public Space Design Development, Tender Drawings, Modeling

- Collaborated with Modulab and helped organize the ‘UNO’ Interactive Design Workshop, Bucharest, December 2012 - Tutor at the ‘Architecture Challenge’ Interactive Design Workshop, Die Angewandte, Wien, Autumn 2012

- Hong Kong Villa [Hong Kong, China] - UNStudio TASKS: Concept Design, Modeling, Drawings - Financial Plaza Development (Hailun) [Shanghai, China] - UNStudio TASKS: Facade development, Modeling, Scripting, Design Development

- Tutor at the ‘Lacuste in Eter’ Advance Digital Design Workshop, Timisoara, Summer 2012

- Marina Clubhouse [Zhongshan, China] - UNStudio TASKS: Facade development, Modeling, Scripting, Mockup drawings

- Tutor at the ‘Spring Challenge’ Advanced Digital Design Workshop, Die Angewandte, Wien, Spring 2012

- Marina Villas [Zhongshan, China] - UNStudio TASKS: Concept phase, Schematic design, Design Development

- Initiated the T_A_I Reasearch Group along with Tudor Cosmatu and Andrei Raducanu (September 2010 to present) http://tailab.wordpress.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/T_a_i/159952987356968

- Qingdao Horticultural Exhibition [Qingdao, China] - UNStudio TASKS: geometry troubleshooting, scripting, fabrication

A. Organized along with T_A_I Research Group, the international Questionable Traditions Wokshop. It was a 7 days long training that aimed to introduce the participants to the basics of parametric design and to make them familiar with 1:1 digital fabrication methods. As a result we had three architectural scale cardboard mockups that were later exhibited in several public spaces and architectural exhibitions.

- Olympic masterplan proposal for the 2012 Olympic Games, London [project made during the academic Erasmus exchange year 2008/2009] http://diastudioxss09.blogspot.com/ http://v-ir-tu-al.blogspot.com/

guests: Bence Pap [ZHA Architects], Andrei Gheorghe [Die Angewandte], Alexander Kalachev [AL-TU] (this workshop was sponsored by S.C. RUUKKI Romania S.R.L) B. Under the name of T_A_I, we organized our first Computational Design workshop as an Introduction to Parametric Design at the “G.M. Cantacuzino” University of Architecture, Iasi (the 29th of October – the 1st of November 2010)

- International Touristic Cruise Ship Terminal [Famagusta, Cyprus]

- Olympic stadium proposal made for the 2012 Olympic Games, London [project made during the academic Erasmus exchange year 2008/2009] http://diastudiox.blogspot.com/ - Urban Hotel proposed to be built in Bucharest on an existing site that has a new urban plan layer set upon it >> Urban Restructuring[2008]: http://oneworktomany.blogspot.com/2008/01/blog-post.html - The Filaret Mediateque, Bucharest[2007]: http://oneworktomany.blogspot.com/2007/11/mediatech-filaretbucharest.html

- I have been part of the organizing team and I have participated at the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop, held at the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, May 2010 (tutors: Han Feng and Ran Berman, TU Delft) http://add3sign.wordpress.com/

- Collective housing, Bucharest[2007]: http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/irinaxe/PLANPARTERmic.jpg?t=1206643364 http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/irinaxe/PLAN3copyMIC.jpg?t=1206643412 http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/irinaxe/PLAN2mic.jpg?t=1206643459

- Participated at the international “No Man’s Land” Parametric Urbanism Competition held in Cyprus [March-April 2010] under the tutoring hand of Arch. Christos Passas [Zaha Architects] http://nomanslandproject.com/

- Project for the redesigning of an urban area – Pictor Verona Street, Bucharest

- Participated at the “In Search of Entropy” Workshop held at the Hochschule Anhalt[FH], Dessau Germany [Master Course Program] - Participated at the International Architecture Workshop “Czernowitz 2006”, organized by the University of Architecture in Berlin. The theme of the workshop was the rehabilitation of four different areas of the city Czernowitz, in Ukraine. The participating teams were formed by students from Germany, Austria, Ukraine and Romania. - The participation at the Babel Project Workshop organized during the Contemporary Art Biennial 2006[Bucharest] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yKeuHKXOSc

- Project for a multifunctional space[mediateque], planned in the Opera House Park in Bucharest http://www.iaim.ro/gal, erie/proiecte/214/ http://one-to-many.blogspot.com/2007/10/live-up-your-splace.html - Row house project http://www.iaim.ro/galerie/proiecte/217/ - Individual house project[Aviatorilor area, Bucharest] http://www.iaim.ro/galerie/proiecte/220/

BACKGROUND

Projects and workshops:


CHAPTER projects

installations & product design educational experiments workshops


PROJECTS

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1. WEST KOWLOON LYRIC THEATRE COMPLEX, Hong Kong, China

4-7

4. MARINA CLUBHOUSE, Zhongshan, China

12 - 14

2. FINANCIAL CENTER(HAILUN PLAZA), Shanghai, China

8-9

5. QINGDAO HORTICULTURAL EXHIBITION, Qingdao, China

15 - 17

3. HONG KONG VILLA, Hong Kong, China

10 - 11

1. SLOW DOOR, Lexus Design Award, Milan Design Week, Italy

19 - 20

8. PLAY MINCU PAVILION, Venice, Italy

21 - 23

1. INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL, Famagusta, Cyprus

25 - 32

2. OLYMPIC VILLAGE MASTERPLAN, London, UK

33 - 34

1. RIEMANN SURFACE: TRANSMUTING PHYSICAL INTO DIGITAL (CAD Logic), DIA, Dessau, Germany

36 - 37

2. HEXilion_4D Network: deformed hexagonal grid pavilion (studio study), DIA, Dessau, Germany

38 - 39

1. THE ARCHITECTURE SPRING CHALLENGE, die Angewandte, Wien, AU

41

1. QUESTIONABLE TRADITIONS WORKSHOP, Bucharest, RO

42 - 46

2. ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION WORKSHOP, Bucharest, RO

47 - 50


2013 - 2017 the chinese context INDUSTRY STATISTICS AND MARKET SIZE (according to IBISWorld report, December 2017) Revenue: $2tr. Anual Growth 2012-2017: 8.5% Employment: 30.0m Businesses: 27000 The current presentation of my work states the culmination and completion of a personal creative process that built towards and out of the iconic “awe” effect spectrum. UNStudio Raffles City Hangzhou Photography by Hufton + Crow and Seth Powers.

Lane 189_UNStudio, Photo: Eric Jap

In the current Chinese context, they say showmanship is no longer needed: “no more weird architecture”, Xi Jinping “in the future it is unlikely that Beijing will have other strangely shaped buildings like the ‘Giant Trousers’”, People’s Daily (a reference to the CCTV headquarters by OMA)


THE ‘FAST-FORWARD’ ARCHITECTURE MODEL a personal experience about quantity, quality, negotiation and compromise

UNSTUDIO (Amsterdam/Shanghai/Hong Kong) TIMELINE: 54 months (4 years, 6 months)

April 2013 - June 2013: Qingdao Horticultural Exhibition Center (facade optimization) - Built May 2013: Raffles City Hangzhou (facade touch-up) - Built June 2013 - July 2013: Guroi Villas (facade system optimization) - Built July 2013 - October 2013: Zhongshan Villas (concept design) - Not built November 2013 - May 2014: Marina Clubhouse (facade optimization) - Built June 2014 - July 2014: SIAM Paragon Mall, Bangkok (concept phase) - Not Built August 2014: South Bund Master Plan Competition - Not Built August 2014 - September 2014: SIAM Discovery, Bangkok (concept phase) - Not Built September 2014 - January 2015: Financial Center (Hailun Plaza) (facade optimization) - Built February 2015 - May 2015: Hong Kong Villa - Under Construction May 2015 - June 2015: Jing-an Center (Residential) (facade workflow optimization) - Built July 2015 - September 2017: Kowloon Lyric Theatre Complex(design development and tender phase) - Under development (to be finalized in 2021) PROJECTS: 12 BUILT or UNDER CONSTRUCTION: 8 Total work time spent: aprox. 48 months

NOT BUILT: 4 Total work time spent: aprox. 6 months

89% of the total work time spent on built projects 11% of the total work time spent on concept phase projects and competitions

Economy and market dynamics prevail over detail and the quality of inhabited space.


P01 WKLT

West Kowloon Lyric Theatre Complex, 2014 to present “A centre of excellence showcasing the best of Hong Kong and international dance and theatre, the Lyric Theatre Complex will comprise a 1,450-seat lyric theatre, a 600-seat medium theatre and a 270-seat studio theatre. The complex will also house extensive rehearsal facilities and a Resident Company Centre that will serve as an exploration, development and collaboration hub for dance companies and artists in Hong Kong. Located with the waterfront to the south and facing Artist Square to the north, the Lyric Theatre Complex design takes full advantage of its location, providing sweeping views in both directions from its large glass windows. Above all the Lyric Theatre Complex will be a venue that is active at all times; with eight dance and rehearsal studios plus one large rehearsal hall, resident company offices, an information and ticketing centre, restaurants, a roof garden and an internal walkway that takes visitors from the waterfront to Artist Square, the Lyric Theatre Complex will be an inviting vibrant creative space for performers and public alike. The Lyric Theatre Complex is scheduled to be completed in 2021.� Involvement: Design Development, Interior Public Space Design, Tender phase, 3d modeling and drawing package, Presentations


Aerial View of the West Kowloon Cultural District, courtesy of WKCDA https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/the-authority/background


level 02_MT foyer perspective


level 02 upper spine

A

A

level 01 lower spine

section A-A


A LARGE THEATRE SECTION A-A

A

large theatre


B SMALL AND MEDIUM THEATRE SECTION B-B

B

medium theatre small theatre


P02 HP.SH

Hailun Plaza, Shanghai 2015

Involvement: Facade Design Development, Geometry Optimization, 3d modeling, Presentation


“The Financial Street (Hailun) Center is located at the crossroads of two metro lines, providing excellent connection to public transport and therefor a desirable location for office and retail. The general massing of the project consists of a 33-storey tower and a series of smaller mixed-use pavilions. Placed as objects in the flow of commuters, the buildings organise outdoor spaces of different scales and provides a platform for a variety of urban activities. The facade design emphasises the buildings as singular objects. The curved geometry of the buildings, with strong vertical lines, anchors the building within the city. The faceted and coloured texture of the facades provides a changing appearance when approached from different directions, adding to the dynamics of the location in Shanghai.�


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P03 HKV

Hong Kong Villa, 2015 to present

Involvement: Concept Design, Design Development, 3d Modeling, Presentation


GROUND LEVEL 01

FIRST FLOOR 02


P04 MCH

Marina Clubhouse Zhongshan, China 2014 Involvement: Facade Design Development, Facade Optimization


P05 QHE

Qingdao Horticultural Exhibition Qingdao, China 2014


“UNStusio’s design for the World Horticultural Expo 2014 There Pavilion consists of the Main Expo Hall, a Performance Hall, Conference Center and a Media center. The design focuses on the relationship between Science and Nature. Whilst scientific achievement serves as an inspiration, the design communicates the essential generative and structural principle of nature through architectural gesture. The buildings become gently absorbed in the landscape, whilst maintaining their individual identities. The architecture of the Theme Pavilion further responds to the dominant skyline of the mountain surrounding the Masterplan by means of carefully composed roofscapes on the individual buildings. These roofs are envisioned as elevated landscape plateaus, each addressing a different portion of the Masterplan with its inclination and terracing, providing panoramic views which extend far into the surrounding landscape.“ Involvement: Facade Optimization, Presentation


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installations & product design

INSTALLATIONS


1. SLOW DOOR, Lexus Design Award, Milan Design Week, Italy

18 - 19

8. PLAY MINCU PAVILION, Venice, Italy

20 - 22

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i01 SD

SLOW DOOR [Methexis Studio] Milan Design Week - Lexus Design Award Milan, Italy 2016 The slow door is conceived to investigate the ‘inbetween space’ - the space of anticipation. The idea is to design an object that could possibly influence the way we experience threshold as a space in itself. In particular, the slow door addresses the designed event of ‘delaying the transition’ through the threshold and prolonging the moment of haptic interface.

The challenge throughout the design process has been to ascertain the degree of intervention required to manifest or amplify the experience of the ‘inbetween space’ whilst still preserving the functionality of the object. The slow door consists of 252 cubic blocks of which 251 are typical blocks with dimensions of 100 mm X 100mm X 100mm and one atypical block which has an integrated door handle. The units are organized over a grid of 21 rows and 12 columns. [Studio Methexis is an interdisciplinary practice co-founded by Deepak Jawahar and myself]


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unit A

unit B

applied force

B

C

A

stage 01 applied force applied force C B A

stage 02


mockup a

mockup b

solid wood cubes circular metalic bar, 6mm Ă˜

connector piece linear ball bearings

assembly a

assembly b

mockup c

assembly c


i02 PLAY MINCU A game between officialdom and architecture

http://www.playmincu.ro

T

he Play Mincu Pavilion is a semiotic, interactive installation producing architectural stamps, which speak about the two modes of the architectural profession: the artistic aspect - esthetic and conceptual, and the bureaucratic, judicial aspect, which generates social norms and values. The concept of the pavilion revolves around the personality of Ion Mincu, creator of modern Romanian architecture who was also active in the political and the bureaucratic side of this field. The exhibition itself has two designs: as cultural device for mediating contemporary Romanian architecture, and ironic decentering of the respect given to the architect’s profession in some parts of the world. The postage stamp and the notary seal embosser are the symbolic vectors of the exhibition. Visitors can play with these, producing for example notary dry stamps that in real life invest papers with official authority, but in the context of the Play-Mincu Pavilion reframe bureaucracy and its normative forces within a cultural act mediating architecture. TEAM MEMBERS: Emil Ivanescu(curator), Ioana Calen, Paul Popescu, Matei Popescu, Irina Bogdan, Laura Iosub, Ana Constantinescu

Romanian Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Biennale - Venice, 2012


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DIPLOMA

educational


1. INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL, Famagusta, Cyprus

23 - 30

2. OLYMPIC VILLAGE MASTERPLAN, London, UK

31 - 32

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INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL | Famagusta . Cyprus

E01 ICST


Concept: Applying nodal surfaces of degenerate states in optimizing circulation flows Ambition: Optimizing the passenger’s and visitor’s circulation flows in a multifunctional cruise-ship terminal Context and statement WHY CHOOSE FAMAGUSTA TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL?

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In 1932, Famagusta was the only deep sea water port in Cyprus and soon it became the only international port on the island. In 1974, after the Turkish invasion that led to the massive abandonment of Varosha (a flourishing neighborhood of Famagusta), the UN put Varosha under military restriction and closed the whole area down. All the commercial routes between the Turkish administration of the island and the rest of the world were cut. Today, the only boats anchoring in the port are local fisherman boats or other small scale local commercial boats. The political isolation turned the city into a no man’s land. Q: What should there to be done after a future political understanding among the Greek and the Turkish administrations? A: From my point of view, a leap into a hybrid world of reality and utopia; bringing back to life the international port by proposing a touristic and a small local commercial node in the vicinity of the old city center - an international cruise ship terminal. Q: What would that lead to? A: An economical growth that would be able to enhance and to partly support the revitalization of the abandoned neighborhood of Varosha.

TUTOR: Prof.Dr.Arh. Dorin Ştefan

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Project insight The site is part of the commercial port, it is placed in the vicinity of the old center of the city and it is benefiting from having access to the main roads and to an already existing port infrastructure.

concept

In order to enhance all these aspects, the main issue of this project was to properly manage and optimize the exterior and the interior circulation flows of the terminal.

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FINAL CONFIGURATION OF THE CIRCULATION NODE

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CENTRAL CIRCULATION NODE

To satisfy all the needs of a passenger terminal, I focused on developing a concept that would bunch together the solution for three of the main issues: the continuous flux of arriving and departing tourists plus the optimum structural solution that would also correspond to the spatial and functional needs of the program. I began doing my research on minimal surfaces. After a series of trial and error tests, I ended up focusing on one certain family of minimal surfaces that would answer to most of the key problems: Nodal Surfaces of Degenerate States.

FINAL CONFIGURATION OF THE CIRCULATION NODE


The next step in the designing process was to fit all the parameters into one coherent organism. This determined the relationship of the building with the site, the optimization of the interior spaces and the calculation of the structural needs and dimensions.

In order to facilitate and to encourage the people to walk through the terminal and experience the continuity of the space, the concrete structural skin was doubled by a second layer of wood. This transformed the whole structure into an open walkable “terrain�.

TERMINAL MODEL

SECTION

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site plan


first floor (+2.5m) FUNCTIONS From a functional point of view, the complex gathers together all the features of an international cruise ship terminal, with two decks suited for both, arrivals and departures, luggage rooms, cafeterias, a landscaped roof terrace that is accessible for both passengers and visitors, with panoramic views oriented towards the old city, the neighborhood of Varosha and towards the sea. There is also an area dedicated to offices and conference halls. The underground level is divided in two main areas, one dedicated to commercial use and the other being used as a parking lot. From the commercial area there is a direct access to the lower deck of the terminal, where a boat exhibition hall can be found.

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underground level(-2,5m)

longitudinal section


walkway(+10m)

Arrivals/departures deck(+15m)

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FINAL PHYSICAL MODEL Irina Bogdan | http://one-to-many.blogspot.com


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E02 OVM

Olimpic Village Masterplan London, UK 2012


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experiments


1. RIEMANN SURFACE: TRANSMUTING PHYSICAL INTO DIGITAL (CAD Logic), DIA, Dessau, Germany

34 - 35

2. HEXilion_4D Network: deformed hexagonal grid pavilion (studio study), DIA, Dessau, Germany

36 - 37

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E01 minimal surface study The aim of this exercise was to translate the physical properties of a hand-made model, into a digital 3D model. We made several experiments out of which we extracted the general law and translated the information into an algorithm. In this particular case we used Mathematica 7.0 to reproduce the Riemann minimal surface.


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E02


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workshops


1. THE ARCHITECTURE SPRING CHALLENGE, die Angewandte, Wien, AU

41

1. QUESTIONABLE TRADITIONS WORKSHOP, Bucharest, RO

42 - 46

2. ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION WORKSHOP, Bucharest, RO

47 - 50

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W01 IoA. ASC Architecture Spring Challenge 2012 Die Angewandte, Wien

The Architecture Spring Challenge 2012 is an international design workshop for architecture students interested in exploring integrated digital design and fabrication tools at IoA - die Angewandte Wien.

Integrated Digital Design and Fabrication In this workshop, architectural design was taught as an integrated, multidisciplinary process. Following this tradition, the design process was enriched with structural testing of parametric models in Karamba, a structural analysis plug-in for Grasshopper. The handling of virtual simulation methods in the fields of parametric and digital production was the primary focus of the workshop. This weeklong intensive workshop resulted in a full-scale built structure. Format and Output The Architecture Spring Challenge was organized as a weeklong program with 22 international students and 6 tutors. Introduction to Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba was followed by project design development and daily reviews of student group projects, which were assessed in competition style. The selected project was fabricated and assembled as a group effort. The event closed with an exhibition and presentation with guests. The output was a parametrically designed and digitally produced human-scale structure fabricated out of corrugated cardboard.

Tutors Andrei Gheorghe, Bence Pap, Trevor Pat, Irina Bogdan, Clemens Preisinger, Moritz Heimrath Students Shota Tsikoliya, Lenka Januskova, Clemens Conditt, Tuğgen Kukul, Maria Smigielska, Ceren Yönetim, Maciej Chmara, Oana Bogatan, Djordje Stanojevic, Rene Meszarits, Andreas Quast, Marco Pizzichemi, Zhenyu Yan, Jiří Vítek, Johanna Jõekalda, Raouf M. Abdelnabi, Özlem Altun, Tadeas Klaban, Abraham Fung, Artur Staškevitš, Benjamin Ennenmoser, Roberto Naboni (text: Andrei Gheorghe, ACADIA 2012)


W02 Questionable Traditions

ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION METHODS WORKSHOP LASER CUT CARDBOARD structure Irina Bogdan | http://one-to-many.blogspot.com


Workshop

Day1:

Workshop started out with an incredible amount of people. Both students and architects seemed very interested of this event, which of course made the whole pre-event time worth its while. The day started off with the three of us (Tudor Cosmatu, Andrei Raducanu and Irina Bogdan) and our dear friend Alexander Kalachev giving a short introductory lecture on parametric design and fabrication methodes and talking about our thesis projects approaches. A short introduction into Rhino followed, allowing (most of the people) to get a glance on what this software is able to do. Grasshopper introduction and tutored examples followed. This proved to be the hardest part, but we definitely believe everyone got the point and can start discovering the potential of it further. Workshop

Day2:

More tutored examples followed during the whole day, increasing the number of bedazzled people. Things started to get messy towards noon, but in the end everyone got the point, which was a great deed. We went through a series of examples ranging from object to potential urban plan scenario.


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Workshop

Day3:

Following our previous presentations we decided to let the people start to discover the software on their own. They had to work in teams of 5 and they were given the task to develop a system (knowing that they will have to deal with – flat sheets of 6mm cardboard) which had to have a chosen function (although this was not our biggest interest, given the workshop scope). Alex Cristal from our new best friends SPOT DESIGN came to join us and brought with him one of his babies (a 600x450mm laser cutter). Our intent for this day was that people were supposed to see how such a machine works and how the process of sending files to factory has to be dealt with. People started regaining interest and enthusiasm and worked hard on getting things done. Later that night we met Bence Pap and Andrei Gheorghe and went out for a beer in order to discuss details regarding the following days.


Workshop

Day4:

Bence and Andrei delighted the participants and us with a presentation about previous workshops and projects of their own. Madalina Dumitru marketing director of RUUKKI for Romania and Bulgaria (our platinum sponsor – which believed in the success of the workshop and gave us the chance to make it happen) gave a short presentation about some of their latest works and softwares and explained why RUUKKI is interested in the participants work. The whole day past pretty fast and towards the evening we had the participants present their 2 days developed proposals. We were very excited about the results. Unfortunately (given the remaining time) we asked them to vote for one project each, so that in the end we can build at least one. After a long discussion between ourselves (tutors) we decided we might have time to built 3 projects fitting in 3 different types of approaches – emergence, sculptural endeavor and component based pavilion. The finalists were named: VIRULENCE, WISHBONE and hex[igloo. Immediately teams merged and prepared for the final run.

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Workshop

Day5:

People started working early in the morning, merging concepts, ideas and methods in order to make everything work correctly. The team of tutors went through all the projects trying to make each and every one of them work. Late that night the VIRULENCE project got sent to the laser cutter, while the Wishbone and hex[igloo were still struggling to prepare the files for laser cutting.

Workshop

Day6:

While the VIRULENCE people were waiting for final pieces and starting the assembly on site the other teams were struggling to make the files for production as intelligent as possible.

Thanks to

our good friend (dj/vj) Cristi aka CRID we had the chance to stay up because of his nice speakers and amplifier. Soon the university square was covered in the furious beats of cristi’s playlist.


Wokshop

Day7:

After a long night for the laser cutter and for Alex (SPOT DESIGN), most of the WISHBONE pieces were done and more than half of the hex[igloo components arrived. Soon a very interesting configuration emerged: some of the people were involved in putting the pieces together on site, while the so called FACTORY was working hard on putting the components together. Half of our tutoring staff had to leave, so a quick ceremony took place where participants received their participation certificate. Days and nights started to merge and to become one (a thing we really enjoyed). The Wishbone got finished towards the end of the night.

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Workshop

Day8:

To our surprise a lot of people (all of them) showed up for the final run in assembling the final pieces of the hex[igloo. Although our estimation was to finish towards 6 pm it proved to be rather wrong. Towards the end of the night the hex[igloo started to force itself into place waiting for the final rows to come into place . The work and fun continued until late in the morning. Glue guns started running out of bullets, jamming and giving up on the tough job they had to perform, tapes were being reused and people were tired. 6pm (our previous deadline) quickly became 6 am, but with the enthusiasm and interest of the whole group, the hex[igloo got finished as the sun was rising, allowing our final guest (Alex) to get to his flight on time. As a final conclusion we have to say that we (as tutors/organizers of this event) are extremely proud of the results and the way people worked together. Although we placed the mockups without any permission in the main universities hallway, we are happy that everyone was glad to see the results.


Between the 10th and the 12th of June, HEXigloo spent the night under the blue sky, as part of the Street Delivery festival.

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W03 N14 PAVILION

ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION METHODS WORKSHOP


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LOCATION: UAUIM terrace_Academiei Street, Bucharest AMBITION_Build a temporary wooden structure that relates to an existing concrete spiral wall built on the “Ion Mincu” Universitie’s terrace. MEANS_CNC milling machine . Wood pannels . Rhinoceros + Grasshopper AVAILABLE TIME_1 week

CONCEPT The way we chose to relate to the spiral like structure was to continue the curve path of the existing geometry and introduce the Fibonaci sequence in the design work flow. ORGANIZATION One of the most challenging issues of the workshop was to condense the design and fabrication processes in one week. In order to be able to do so, we divided the assignment in three and worked in teams. Each team was given a certain task: the first dealt with designing the beams, the second dealt with the enclosure and the third team designed the floor. FABRICATION In order to be able to fabricate the pavilion, we had to deal with the components separately. We prepared the beam files for the cnc milling machine, the skin pannels for the laser cutter and the floor’s wooden beams for the electric chainsaw.

project layout: Horatiu Valcu


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BUILDING

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photo sequence . project layout: Horatiu Valcu

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CONTACT


arch.dipl. Irina Mihaela Bogdan www: http://one-to-many.blogspot.com email: bogdan.irina@gmail.com phone: (+04) 0726 654 600

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