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Content Part I: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 1.0 About Me 1.1 Architecture as a discourse 1.2 Computation in Architecture 1.3 Case for Innovation

Part I Case for Innovation

1.0 About Me

Marketer Architect Traveller


I am recognized more as a marketer rather than an architect. Please do not ask my project, but my work.


I have travelled from China to UAE, Australia, USA, Japan, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Monaco, Egypt, France, UK, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, etc.


My life is all about architecture, I travel to see architecture and of course new marketing trends. I work for exceptional architects.

TICK (LEWEI) JIANG First year into Architecture, currently doing 2nd Semester of my Graduate Diploma in Planning and Design. I started my career as a marketer three years ago after graduating with Honours from Melbourne University. I have worked for an US engineering firm as Marketing Manager in Shanghai for two years, and now I am the Marketing Director of KGF Architecture and Design Inc. My approach to design is mostly based on my previous experience with a team of international architects. I have been traveling around the world to research the design of hotels and resorts for the past five years. I am doing architecture now is because I want to design hotels and resorts, or to become an consultant for hospitality design. I do not have a degree in Architecture, I cannot draw and have little experience in Computer-Aided Drafting.

1.1 Parametric Fantasy of Zaha

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (Zaha Hadid Archtiects) I love Zaha Hadid. She is the key architect of the Postmodern Architecture Style- the Deconstructivism. She has the talent of cutting-edge design, not only in architecture, but also in fashion. She is very famous for free-style parametric design, or what we called the top-down design. Impressively, most of her crazy project has been delievered or under-construction. What a lucky architect in 21st Chaotic Century. Her project looks abstract, but the idea behinded was solid. Design based on motion - that means the form would be fluid.

1.2 Computation in Architecture



The changing design ideology for the new architects. From computerization drafting to computation.

The disadvantage of computation modeling or design is that: to fabricate or manufacture of the form is difficult, and often associated with high cost. To create something that was not able to be created does not mean it is functional, aethetic or applicable.

This results in a new way of architectural design appraoch and methods. Rather than restricting forms as normal geometry, there is an unprecendent opportunity to explore architecture in ---gemotry forms. Kinetic architecture and responsive architecture now can be designed through parametric design. Performative design can also be applied to optimize the building’s functinality, which is difficult to achieve by architect alone.

Other than the coolness of computation design, what is really great about computation? The majority of people still think that computation modeling is superficial and not applicable, there must be some reason for it. We cannot deny the problem associated with computation modeling.

Lan / Heri

ndscape Fence & Salli

Architect: Heri & Salli Location: Vienna, Austria Project Team: Lukas Allner, Monir Karimi Structural Engineering: Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider; Wien Metallbau: Metallbau Fischer; Klagenfurt Surface: SFK Tischler GmbH; Kirchham Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Paul Ott Photografiert, Heri & Salli

1.2 Computation in Architecture

Multi-Agent Modeling “Progression Through Unlearning� is part of an ongoing research by Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Arie-willem De Jongh, and Mingy Seol from TU Delft into an

architecture which explores the generation of programmatic, structural and spatial order through a multi-agent based design methodology which operates in a high

pressure environment. The intention was to achieve highly varied heterogeneous

spatial formations, catering to a wide variety of human activities and programmatic demands. The strategy of the project was to explore the possibilities of connecting exclusive programmatic and hard threshold zones through a continuous and gradient experience of the multifunctional voids and green areas.

1.2 Computation in Architecture

generative & Parametric Guanzhou Opera House

Located down stream of Pearl River, the Guangzhou Opera House with it tantalising

contours will resonate the high notes of Chinese Opera, in harmony with the tenor of its western brother. It will stand alongside its global family as a testament to state of the art architecture, and as a lasting monument to the New Millennium.

Its unique twin boulder design will enhance urban function with open access to the riverside and dock areas and at the same time will create a new dialogue with the

emerging new town. It is from here we hope to see the story of the Guangzhou city continue in its evolutionary journey. Pros & Cons The ability to create a “WOW� project is not hard for parametric design, however, to make the project to satisfy the real life constructionability is difficult. Parametric design extend the possibility of creativity, it generates surprising design that is in free form. The hardest part of any parametric design is fabrication and construction. Any parametric form should be able to be constructed - that is to have a feasible structure and materials that can fabricate the form.

1.2 Computation in Architecture



Like its cousin Hong Kong, Guangzhou has often been unfairly dubbed a “cultural desert,” populated and run by those interested only in making money. The Guangzhou Opera House, which will eventually be joined by a new museum next door, is intended to combat that image with what Hadid Architects describes as a “lasting monument to the New Millennium, confirming Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centers.” The opera house, which boasts an 1,800-seat theater and a “twin bolder” design that gives access to both the Pearl River and its docks, features an exposed granite and glass-clad steel frame and took over five years to build. Finally opening last month, it has already won a place in popular culture, inspiring the fall 2011 collection of local fashion favorite Vivienne Tam.

Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou Zaha Hadid Architects Estimated cost: 1 billion RMB ($152 million)


1.2 Computation in Architecture

TECHNOLOGY & CULTURE The 1,800-seat auditorium of the Opera House houses the very latest acoustic technology, and the smaller 400-seat multifunction hall is designed for performance art, opera and concerts in the round. The Guangzhou Opera House design has been particularly influenced by river valleys – and the way in which they are transformed by erosion. Fold lines in this landscape define territories and zones within the Opera House, cutting dramatic interior and exterior canyons for circulation, lobbies and cafes, and allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the building. Smooth transitions between disparate elements and different levels continue this landscape analogy.

1.2 Computation in Architecture

CONSTRUCTION Custom moulded glass-fibre reinforced gypsum (GFRC) units have

been used for the interior of the auditorium to continue the architectural language of fluidity and seamlessness.

Kinetic & Responsive

Kinetic BMW Sculpture One particularly stunning highlight from the 125 exhibits packed into the newly-renovated BMW Welt in Munich is a mechatronic installation by ART+COM, the Berlin-based

interactive media company. The project uses 714 metal

balls that are individually suspended one barely visible strings, creating an seemingly weightless, amorphous mass. Each ball lowers and retracts independently, which allows them to approximate almost any form.

The installation moves through a cycle of classic and

contemporary BMW car shapes from throughout the company’s 90-year history. In between cars, it goes

through some impressive routines, showing the creation’s versatility.

Kinetic & Responsive

Brisbane Airport Fabrication and Installation of ‘Turbulent Line’, the Brisbane Domestic Terminal car park’s kinetic façade by American artist Ned Kahn is well underway with many panels on the 5,000 square metre artwork already installed on the Western side of the car park. The fluid, rippling effect of Kahn’s artwork can already be seen from the Domestic terminals, Virgin Australia lounge and the Airtrain’s platform when the slightest breeze shifts across the panels. Installing the façade has been made much faster and simpler thanks to a piece of robotic machinery designed by UAP and Troy Montgomery Construction affectionately titled ‘The Ned’. Based on a modified two tonne excavator, ‘The Ned’ utilises custom designed compressed air clamps and trolleys which allow the project team to install each portion of the façade from the interior of the car park, removing the need for exterior scaffolding, cranes and other devices. ‘The Ned’ is being put forward for a Queensland Safe Work Award in 2012.

ARTIST Ned Kahn ARTWORK TITLE Turbulent Line PROJECT Brisbane Domestic Terminal Car Park CLIENT Brisbane Airport Corporation LOCATION Brisbane, QLD, Australia ARCHITECT Hassell Sydney DOCUMENTATION Bureau^ Proberts Architects CURATORIAL UAP, Natasha Davies DESIGN UAP Studio, Daniel Clifford


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