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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST


Architecture as Discourse

“Above all, architecture needs to be analysed as discourse. It then becomes possible to think about architecture as something in which all can participate. Crucially, one can begin to think about it from he point of view of itsconsumption as much as its production. “ - Matthew Rampley


1. COMMUNICATION I. Theme and ideas “(design) will enhance the physical environment through the introduction of visual arts component....ongoing interest in the Western Interchange by encouraging further reflection about the installation beyond a first glance.” - Wyndham Gateway Design Project “should create a focal point of iconic scale and presence and encourage a sense of pride within the local community....should propose new,...generate a new discourse” - Wyndham Gateway Design Project

II. Methodology and design paths adoption III. Advanced techniques IV. Responsive to contextual change V. The community of Wyndham will be influenced by the potent of the advanced design solutions.


2. DESIGN APPROACH DESIGN APPROACH I. Precedent-Based Design “Aprocess that applies prototype to the particular circumstances of the present problem by copying its general features while modifying its less important ones.” - Yehuda E. Kalay

II. Search “This approach is used to produce candidate solutions for consideration, in addition to that, the few desired outcomes are chosen for further development and modification until the goals of design are reached.” - Yehuda E. Kalay


WHY COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY? “The recent addition addition of computers to the repertoire of means communication has expanded access to information and opened up the design process for more people to become involved.” “digitally driven processes, characterized by dynamic, open-ended and unpredictable but consisten transformation of 3d structures,…giving rise to architectonic possibilities” - Kolarevic “Scripting can also be the antidote to standardization forced by an ambition to lower production costs, rather than any more sophisticated motivation: the previously elusive opportunities for multiple versioning and bespoke production can now be considered more seriously through the use of scripting.” Benefits of scripting: a significantly deeper engagement between the computer and user by automating routine aspects and repetitive activities, thus facilitating a far greater range of potential outcomes for the same investment in time. Scripting can also be the antidote to standardization forced by an ambition to lower production costs, rather than any more sophisticated motivation: the previously elusive opportunities for multiple versioning and bespoke production can now be considered more seriously through the use of scripting. - Mark Burry


3. PRECEDENTS AND ARGUMENT PRECEDENT BASED APPROACH “(design) the specific shape of the building but a set of principles encoded as a sequence of parametric equations by which specific instances of the design can be generated and varied in time as needed.” - Kolarevic “denunciation of fixed solutions and lists potential variables”


McCormick Tribune Campus Center_

Chicago, Illinois,USA_OMA/MichaelRock_2003


“Both the perforated and the printed panels express Dior’s famous canage pattern, and at night they create a moiré effect that gives the building a ghostlike appearance.” Architectural Record Magazine

Dior Ginza Building Facade Ginza,Tokyo,Japan_Kumiko Inui_2004


Cecil Balmond (Arup)

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

“The structural languages of the Japanese temple and English half-timbered house derive from their details: relationships between element and joint, continuity and splice defined their characters....mechanical array of elements between nodes."

London,UK_Alvaro Siza_2005

“Traditional timber construction methods evolved through their connection logic.”


IKMZ University Library. Cottbus Library Cottbus,Brandenburg,Germany_Herzog&DeMeuron_2005


“The building is part of one of Europe’s largest urban development projects, HafenCity Hamburg, and can be considered an icon of this booming port city...(and also) portrays the public spirit of the Hamburg citizens” Rose Etherington (Dezeen)

“Throughout the course of the afternoon, the changing conditions of the sky were reflected upon the skin, as at times the treatment was a bright clear blue and slowly turned to a white-ish grey as more clouds appeared.”

Elbe Philharmonic Theatre Hall Hamburg,Germany_2013

Karen Cilento (Archdaily)


ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion

University of Stuttgart Campus,Stuttgart,Germany_2010 The innovative structure demonstrates the latest developments in material-oriented computational design, simulation, and production processes in architecture. The result is a bending-active structure made entirely of extremely thin, elastically-bent plywood strips. “Design computation provides the possibilities of integrating physical properties and material behaviour as generative drivers in the architectural design process.Thus architectural form, material formation and structural performance can be considered synchronously.� - Special issue: Programming Cultures, Architectural Design


4. DESIGN METHODOLOGY SURFACE NORMAL

SCALE FACTOR 2 ROWS 46 COLUMNS 40

SCALE FACTOR 4 ROWS 46 COLUMNS 40

SCALE FACTOR 6 ROWS 46 COLUMNS 40

COMBINATION OF CIRCLE POLYGON

COMBINATION OF TRIGRID & RADGRID SCALE FACTOR 0.1 ROWS 24 COLUMNS 29

COMBINATION OF TRIGRID & RADGRID SCALE FACTOR 0.6 ROWS 15 COLUMNS 12

SCALE FACTOR 8 ROWS 46 COLUMNS 40

SURFACE NORMAL

BOOLEAN PATTERN

COMBINATION OF TRIGRID & RADGRID SCALE FACTOR 0.7 ROWS 16 COLUMNS 12


MULTI MATH FUNCTIONS

SCALE FACTOR 0.31, 0.38 ROWS 33 COLUMNS 33

SCALE FACTOR 0.28, 1.00 ROWS 4 COLUMNS 33

SCALE FACTOR 1.4, 0.578 ROWS 33 COLUMNS 33

SCALE FACTOR 1.6 ROWS 32, 13 COLUMNS 47, 39

SCALE FACTOR 1.4, 0.36 ROWS 26 COLUMNS 30

SCALE FACTOR 1.4, 0.36 ROWS 24 COLUMNS 28

SCALE FACTOR 1.4, 0.36 ROWS 24 COLUMNS 28

SCALE FACTOR 1.4, 0.36 ROWS 24 COLUMNS 28

MULT ATH FUNCTION SURFACE NORMAL

OVERLAPPING PATTERN

MATH FUNCTION PATEERN OVERLAPPINGH


REVERSE ENGINEER Dior Ginza Building Facade Ginza,Tokyo,Japan_Kumiko Inui_2004


McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Chicago, Illinois,USA OMA COMPONENTS USED: IMAGE SAMPLER, MULTIPLICATION, SUBTRACTION, ITEM, ROUND, MOVE, WIRES


4. DESIGN METHODOLOGY EXPERIMENTATION OF MATERIALS “New material s are offering unparalleled thinness, dynamically changing properties, and functionally gradient compositions. Coupled with the means of digital technology, advances in material science have led to renewed interest among architects intectonic expression, material properties, and the ability to produce the desired surface and spatial effects.� Kolarevic - Material Effects (2008) Pg 6 As such, interrogating materiality is fundamental to new attitudes towards achieving design intent. (After all, architecture is fundamentally a material practice. Kolarevic - Material Effects (2008)(Pg 7)


FRAME SUPPORT


Because plastic sheet is such a malleable material when heated, it needs to sit on a frame, so that when it cools down. its shape will follow the form of the frame. Thus, a wooden frame with contour of the gateway site was adopted and further experimented.


Double layer, optical illusion, overlapping patterns To further enchance the features in Dior facade, the idea of optical illusion were being explored. With the optical illusion of scanimator, the underlayer object will have certain motion when the upperlayer of strips pattern ran accrossed it. However, with limited abilities in grasshoppper and rhino, this effect could not be well presented. Besides that, the effect might not be outstanding if it is done in large scale and cannot be seen by moving motorists.


CONCLUSION

Our team looking forward to continuing exploration in transparent malleable materials and overlapping patterns. in addition to that, we will look into how materials transform and change over time, i.e. deteriorate through ageing, weathering, and use, These ideas will be further investigated and modified to create the most satisfying result that suits the goals of our teams as well as Wyndham city council criteria.

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