Architecture Design Studio Air
Tisara Samarasuriya 
Hello my name is Tisara Samarasuriya. I’m a 3rd
year architecture student. Dint always want to be an architect, started my uni career off as an engineer but learned that I love design more than the engineering aspect. Looks like the engineering aspect has come back to haunt me with vectors. At least I can use some of the Experience gained in my first year. I’ve used basic forms of digital architectural programs such as sketch up 8 thus long for my Environments course. I’ve had a little experience with Rhino and thus not completely alienated by it. Have never used grass hopper before and well dreading it and also intrigued by it. Some programs that I’ve heard about it revit and #ds max which I’ve been meaning to learn in the future and have heard many design projects are based though this level and digital programming software. Although these programs help in the productivity, presentation and overall quality of the project I do believe that using digital architecture kills an individuals creativity to a certain length. I guess I’m antic but I do believe architecture to its purest form should be done using pencil and paper.
Architecture As Discource
BAWA The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa
is now regarded as having been one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the twentieth century. Bawa’s work is characterised by a sensitivity to site and context. He produced “sustainable architecture” long before the term was coined, and had developed his own “regional modernist” stance well in advance of the theoreticians. His designs broke down the barriers between inside and outside, between interior design and landscape architecture and reduced buildings to a series of scenographically conceived spaces separated by courtyards and gardens.
Heritance Kandalama Bawa created an austere building that derives its beauty from the surrounding landscape. The simple geometry and lack of decoration help to highlight the natural environment. When he first built the hotel, he told the staff that one day it would peer out from under a canopy of lush vegetation. The staff didn’t fully grasp what he was describing. Ten years later, after Bawa was long gone, the staff say he had described the hotel exactly as it is today.
“ awa’s work is characterised by a sensitivity to site and context. He produced ‘sustainable architecture’ long before the term was coined, and had developed his own ‘regional modernist’ stance well in advance of the theoreticians. His designs broke down the barriers between inside and outside, between interior design and landscape architecture and reduced buildings to a series of scenographically conceived spaces separated by courtyards and gardens.”
Architecture As Discource Overlooking the pearl River the Guangzhou Opera
House is the largest performing arts centre in South China, Designed by Zaha Hadid, a most inspiring and forceful architect this structure evokes her radical approaches and multiple perspectives to designing. Combining art and technology this design is unique as it holds traditional art and music while expressing a modern and ambitious outlook on the exterior. Hence creating this mixture of old and new which is a captivating idea for added analysisn within the Expression of Interest Proposal. Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location (Schumacher). This synthesis between the building and nature is another consideration that will be implemented and experimented with in connection with the Gateway Project and the Wyndham City.
omputers In rchitecture A C Computers,
by their nature, are superb analytical engines. If correctly programmed, they can follow a line of reasoning to its logical conclusion (Kalay, 2004). Hence, the majority of computer-aided design research over the past fifty years has been directed toward developing computational systems that provide varying levels for assistance to human designers by taking care of smaller or larger parts of the design process (Kalay, 2004).
Kinetic Above the Corian Super-Surfaces Showroom by Amanda Levete Architects
was awarded the Interiors and Fit-Out Prize at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. Their idea came from a drop of water creating a series of ripples became the metaphor for transforming space through movement. Just as the ripple causes intricate moirĂŠ patterns in water, Corian Super Surfaces is about revealing the moment of change through visual complexity, creating dynamic kinetic effects. This concept of moving through the space, appearing to animate it is a exceptional concept and will definitely be integrated into the deisgn Gateway Project and is a major contribution into creating an spatial experience.
Parametric Modeling This prooposed street furniture design’s concept is based on the idea that a changing surface will accomodate for every person. Using parametric design this seat changes its geometry continuously. Instead of offering only one single static design, this scheme suggests multiple varying solutions that meet specific fitness criteria. The project “Urban Adapter” is based on a digital parametric model. At its core the model utilizes explicit site information and program- matic data to react and interact with its environment. That way the model’s DNA structure is capable of producing a variety of unique furniture results.