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STUDIO AIR 2012 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TOBY DEAN 360501


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT PART I: CASE FOR INNOVATION - ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSE - COMPUTATION IN ARCHITECTURE - PARAMETRIC DESIGN

PART II: RESEARCH PROJECT - CUT: DEVELOP - CUT: FABRICATE


“ARCHITECTURE IS AS MUCH A PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL OR PROFESSIONAL REALM AS IT IS A MATERIAL ONE, AND IT IS THROUGH THE CONSIDERATION OF ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSE THAT ONE CAN ENGAGE WITH IT AS VISUAL CULTURE” RICHARD WILLIAMS


PERSONAL PROJECT: HEADSPACE, VIRTUAL

CASE FOR INNOVATION: ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSE

Being involved in Virtual Environments in 2010 is a personal project that has contributed to and encouraged the discussion of architecture and design. The process involved is similar in ways to the structure of this project. The learning of a new computational tool and the process of modelling and eventually fabrication is extremely relevant to our involvement in the Wyndham City Gateway project. By following through from a conceptual phase through to a fully fabricated model, the implications of complexity and restraint of time has increased my knowledge of a full design process.


ENVIRONMENTS The importance of this architectural studio, was our individual progress as well as the way in which the finals were presented and shared with the broader community as well as our ability to deal with criticism and constant evaluation. Discussion was encouraged, and our ideas were shared through wiki pages and eventually on design blogs. This new embrace of shared knowledge, and lack of privacy is a fundamental change in the development of architecture as a whole. It is now so much more about the discussion and collaboration than of the work of an inidivudal.


CASE FOR INNOVATION: ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSE

PROJECT: SHANGHAI CONTRIBUTORS: HEA STUDIO, JACQUE EM

EXPOSITION OF ARCHITEC LIONS, EXPLORATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY, MASSIVE SY ECTS ENCOMPASSING S

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The Shanghai Expo of 2010, is not a single building, but a collection or projects and pavillions that permit and encourage architects to exercise creativity in an unrestrained way. The expo alllows ideas, which would quite often be limited to the realm of paper architecture or imaginings to become spaces in which people can inhabit and interact with. Architectural expo’s are often looked back upon, as symbols of the zeitgeist, not only in an architecural sense, but the broader social impetus. The Shanghai Expo of 2010 contained many pavilions exploring new digital design and fabrication processes. What may seem unrealistic ideas now could become the architecural forms of the future. With over 70 million visitors and 200 participating countries1 and featuing in major architectural online blogs and forums2, this expo contributes to the global architecural discourse, created by high profile architects and evaluated and assessed by a broad spectrum of the population. These pavilions hope to capture a spirit or idea of the area that they represent. Our gateway will hopefully capture the fleeting attention of passing motorists. Using new technologies of parametric modelling our gateway will reflect the emergence of new technologies and new societies. These pavillions challenge, as does Williams, the idea of permanence and unchanging image of architecture, yet ascribe to the idea of being a legible image, disregarding their environmental context and ahdering to aesthetic brilliance. They are more a symbol of their creator than their surroundings, in our project, the Gateway will be more contextual and link to surrounding morphologies and social ideals.

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1. Chris Hogg Shanghai Expo is China’s new showcase to the world (United Kingdom BBC News, 2010) < http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8651057.stm> [06/03/201

2. Marcus Fairs, UK Pavilion at Shangahi Expo 2010 photographed by Inigo Bujedo Aguiree. (Dezeen Magazine, 2010) < http://www.dezeen.com/2010/05/02/uk-pavilio at-shanghai-expo-2010-photographed-by-inigo-bujedo-aguirre/> [06/03/2012] 3. Richard Williams, ‘Architecture and Visual Culture’, in Exploring Visual Culture : Definitions, Concepts, Contexts, ed. by Matthew Rampley (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005), pp. 102 - 16


CASE FOR INNOVATION: ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSE

“BUILDINGS ARE EVOLVING A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SKIN AND BONES” NINA RAPPAPORT1


PROJECT: FEDERATION SQUARE CONTRIBUTORS: LAB ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, BATESSMART, PAUL CARTER A major architectural presence in Mlebourne, Federation square explores the old and the new, the idea of monument and ornamentation and acts as a gateway to Melbourne City. The architectural presence of Federation Square is hard to ignore. An exploration of public space, the largescale project redefined Melbourne City. Using ornamentation derived from a complex array of systematic triangles. the buildings appearance was definitely, a new dynamic aesthetic. The building utilise modern fabrication techniques, and parametric modelling techniques to derive the facade but references ancient cultures, by creating a modern agora, becoming the meetingplace of it residents and visitors and the centre of a broad variety of events. It’s controversial esign created a discourse that entered into the Melbourne vernacular. As Williams points out, ‘works of architecture frame our lives’, and it seems as if this building is capable of framing Melbourne’s life and as an architecural sign, open to endless interpretations. It’s meaning will not be fixed or stable, but defined by the activities that inhabit it. In theme with Williams, this building is more an experience than an object, having effects on a broader spectrum than solely those directly involved. Federation Square has become an important part of Melbourne’s urban fabric, woven into its image and iconography. This idea of monument and an icon is relative to out creation of the Wyndham City Gateway project. Although in a different context, Federaton Sqaure acts as a gateway for many to Melbourne, often being the first place of entry to access the city. Our approach to the Wyndham Project hopes to create a significant contribution to urban morphology, becoming a symbolic vision of this emerging city. 1. Nina Rappaport ‘Deep Decoration’ in Decoration 306090 ed. by Emily Abruzzo and others (New York: Princeton Architectural, 2006) pp.95-103 p96 . Author unknown, Federation Square: History and Design (Melbourne, Fed Square Pty Ltd, 2011) <www.fedsquare.com/information/about-us/historydesign> [04/03/2012] . Bates Smart, Federation Square (Melbourne, Bates Smart, 20100 )<www. batessmart.com.au/projects/mixed-use/federation-square-melbourne>

OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A SYMBOLIC GATEWAY IS TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT REFLECTS THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. INCORPORATING THE BROADER CONTEXTS OF URBAN MORPHOLOGYS, THE IDEA OF MONUMENT AND SYMBOLISM AND TO CREATE A LASTING IMPRESSION. A FLEETING IMPRESSION OF A ROADSIDE SCULPTURE THAT LEAVES A MARK, THAT CAUSE PEOPLE TO QUESTION IT’S PLACE, POSITION AND MEANING. IT SHOULD MAKE PEOPLE FEEL, THINK, AND HOPEFULLY THINK AGAIN.


PROJECT: LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

CONTRIBUTORS: ANTONI GAUDI, MARK BURRY , JORDI BONET I ARMENGOL A COMBINATION OF OLD AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ISSUE OF RELEVANCE IN THE TEMPORAL SCALE AND THE CREATION OF LEGACY AND ICONOGRAPHY. A project like the Sagrada Familia spanning many decades and utilising a combination of extremely innovative design approaches with ancient techniques and practices have created a building that has undeniably contributed to an advancement of the architectural discourse and adaptations of technology. Mark Burry’s work on Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece has integrated innovative technolgies such as Evolutionary Structural Optimisation. Proposed by Mark Xie and Grant Steven in 1992, it is based on the concept of ‘slowly removing structural designs... removing ineffecient materials form a structure so that the residual structures evolves towards the optimum’, a technique Burry employed in his construction of the church. This technique as highlighted By

Jerome Frumar, in a guest lecture analyzing performance driven design, with reference to the Convention Centre in Qatar. When Burry talks of existing parametric design projects, with rather banal exercise in recreating pallladian villas or designing a doric column, /useful examples, no doubt, but tied to a precedent in a way, which frustrates a more creative learning’. Yet this process is based on rule based learning and development, a process which Kalay observes as fundamental to an understaind of computer programmins. Our approach, hope to use parameters and rule based design to create an array of innovative designs, that will fall within the area of design solutions.

Y.M. Xie, Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang, J.W. Tang, B. Zhao and P. Felicetti, ‘Architecture and urban design through evolutionary structural optimi rithms’, Keynote Lecture of International Symposium on Algorithmic Design for Architecture and Urban Design, Tokyo, Japan, March 11pp [accessed 20/03/2012] (para 1)

Mark Burry, ‘Parametric Design and the Sagrada Familia’, Architectural Research Quarterly (1996), 1 : pp 70-81. DOI <http://dx.doi.or S1359135500003092> Published online: 19 August 2008

Yehuda Kalay, Architecture’s New Media: Principles, Theories & Methods of Computer-Aided Design (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2


CASE FOR INNOVATION: COMPUTATION IN ARCHITECTURE

Using the columnetes of the Sagrada Familia in an article regarding parametric design, recreating models illustrating the columns from scattered remnants from destruction during the Spanish Civil War allowed Burry to gain an insight into what Gaudi was trying to create. Using an series of approximations, the limititations of traditional modelling techniques became clear, with the need for parametric derivation becoming obvious. The mathematical derivation of curves, parabolas and intersections were needed to construct the columns. The constant regeneration of the columns based on founding geometric paramaters allowed for easy adjustments and endless reconfigurations.

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CASE FOR INNOVATION: COMPUTATION IN ARCHITECTURE


As Kalay, states in his document, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawings, which are the prducts of the architect, are a different medium than the buildinsg they representâ&#x20AC;?. Although Gaudi produced extensive drawings of his works, it his models which have proved more useful in the construction and visualization of the design. We hope to create models, testing materials adn contemporary ptinting and cutting techniques which emphasise different areas of our design, aiming towards an exploration of changing values over time and the weaving of surrounding urban morphologies into the natural landscape.

Unlike La Sagrada Familia, we hope to utilise combinations of Grasshopper Definitions to explore and find forms rather than use computational techniques to rationalise existing ideas. Our Wyndham CIty Gateway Project proposal shoudl be found by the innovative use of parametric modelling techniques. After initial explorations and developments to find a structure or form proposal for our project, the exploration of perfomance driven design or optimal efficiency of materials could be utilised.


CASE FOR INNOVATION: COMPUTATION IN ARCHITECTURE

PROJECT: PORT AUTHOROITY TRIPLE BRIDGE GATEWAY CONTRIBUTOR: GREG LYNN INNOVATION: DYNAMICS AND FIELDS OF FORCES Greg Lynn is a pioneer of innovative computational deisgn processes and generative architectures. Conceiving architectural form as open to ‘vairable influences from its environmental and socio-economic context’ p19 KOLAREVIC. Motion based modelling techniques, were used to find architectural forms in projects such as the Port Authority Triple Bridge Gateway Project. His utilisation of form finding, rather than form creatign are inetgral to our development of a innovative solution to the Wyndham CIty Gateway Project. <glform.com/buildings/port-authority-triple-bridge-gateway-competition>

Kolarevic, Branko, Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing (New York; London: Spon Press, 2003), pp. 3 - 62.


PROJECT: PROJECT ZERO EMISSION DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTORS: FUTURE SYSTEMS ARCHITECTS INNOVATION: CSD ANALSYSI TO FIND OPTIMUM FORM Future Systems were a groundbreaking London Based architectural firm, Prject ZED, used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find optimum form and effciency for their speculative project. A wind tunnerl, CFD 3D modelling program MAYA found the form of the energy efficient building. This exploration of forces of air, as featured in this project, and explored in works of Ned Kahn, could be used to find form in the creation of the Wyndham city gateway project. <www.techniker.co.uk/projects/detail.cfm?iProject_ id=121>

“THE INTRODUCTION OF PARAMETRIC MODELLING AND SCRIPTING IS COMPARABLE TO THE DISCOVERY OF PERSPECTIVE IN THE RENAISSANCE.” SCHUMACHER, PATRIK (2011) THE AUTOPOIESI OF ARCHITECTURE: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ARCHITECTURE (CHICHESTER: WILEY), P. 148


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“THE IN WHICH THE COLLECTIVE CRITICAL MASS IS FAR GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THE INDIVIDUALS.” BURRY, MARK (2011). SCRIPTING CULTURES: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING (CHICHESTER: WILEY), PP. 8 - 71.


CASE FOR INNOVATION: PARAMETRIC DESIGN


PROJECT: NOMADIC FORM, ARBORESCENSE ‘POST-ROMANTIC URBANISM’ CONTRIBUTORS: CARLOS DAVID GONZALES URIBE A HOLISTIC EXPLORATION OF PARAMETRIC MODELLING TECHNIQUES AND FABRICATION PROCESS, EXPLORING THE CONCEPTS OF BIO-MIMICRY AND A NEW VISION OF THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. .

Carlos David Gonzalez Uribe conducted research on how to “express in the fields of architecture and design non-metric qualities found in bio-materials through the implementation of advance parametric modelling techniques”. His project aimed to apply parametric techniques in the fabrication process. His experimentation with different materials and trials produced varied results. “degeneration, regeneration, variety, adaptability, continuity, differentiation, connectivity, elasticity, plasticity, flows of energy and matter transformation” With a masters degree in Science in Architecture and Urban design, his multidisciplinary approach utilised the process of bio-mineralization, soft tissues and mineralised tissues to pursue an understanding of form, function and structure. Limited by parametric principles created by these processes he aimed to create architectural structures.


CASE FOR INNOVATION: PARAMETRIC DESIGN


His research proposal includes the potential of the creation of an innovating methodology or parametric design, collaborating with different research groups and innovation of materials and fabrication processes. Featured in various architectural blogs and forums, his research has not only created innovations in both the parametric design and fabrication realm but created varied discussion on a multidisciplinary level. Projects like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arborescence, Post-Romantic Urbanismâ&#x20AC;? is an urban theory that states that their is no difference between nature and cities. It is labelled as a manifesto for the urbanism of the 21st century. These beautiful depictions of a future society are influenced by the artists desire to create images that are visually amazing, and perhaps the creation of imagery underlies the creation of his projects. His image of a future city is an imagining, yet I feel that it has been created to be a beautiul image, rather than a true exploration of digital modelling to create a new urban society. The use of symmetry in the creation of his images, evokes ideas of the human perception of nature imposed upon a computational representation of natural elemts. Symmetry, although assumed by humans as prevailing in nature, is a human imposition. By imposing this idea of perfect symmetry upon the complex forms, Uribe creates an human or architecural order, creating images that are easier to evaluate and relate to. In this era of sharing of sharing of knowledge and ideas, it is interesting and humbling, to see a series of video tutorials embedded on Uribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s page on how to create forms in a computer program, GenerativeComponents. His ideas, inspired by nature and its processes are recreated and re imagined in the digital era, aiming to create holistic parametric design and fabrication process.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT DEVELOP

MATRIX OF COMBINATIONS EXPLORING: INPUTS explicit grid boolean patterning surface grid arbitrary points curve intersection surface normals ASSOCIATIONS image sample math function OUTPUTS extrude rotation components shading

IN KEEPING WITH EXPLORATORY THEMES OF CHANGE OVER TIME> WEAVING OF URBAN FABRIC> SIMPLICITY AND REPITITION> WEATHERING/FORMATION>


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT DEVELOP


MATRIX OF COMBINATIONS EXPLORATION OF A COMBINATION OF > SURFACE NORMALS >IMAGE SAMPLING >MATH FUNCTIONS >VARIED GEOMETRIES

VISUAL EFFECTIVENESS can be created through repition of simplistic objects PARAMETRIC DEVELOPMENT AND RELATION TO MOTIVES AND WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT the play of density and sparseness relates to Wyndham’s inhabitation of a previosuly sparse area and the rapid change into an urban environmment.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT: DEVELOP

“LIVING ARCHITECTURA

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PROJECT: GANTENBEIN VINEYARD CONTRIBUTORS: GRAMAZIO AND KOHLER CREATION OF A MASONRY WALL THAT INSULATES AGAINST SUNLIGHT AND TEMPERATURE. DIGITIALLY GUIDED ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY TECHNIQUE, DEVELOPED BY THE TEAM AT SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. BRICKS PLACED ACCORDING TO PRE-SPECIFIED PARAMETERS ACCORDING TO ORIENTATION ADN SPACING. IDEA OF A MOVING PERSPECTIVE, ‘SHIFTING ONES APPERCEPTION BETWEEN REPRESENTATION AND PURE MATERIAL SENSATION

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CONTRIBUTORS: AZIO AND

GRAMKOHLER

THIS PROJECT WAS MADE ACHIEVABLE THROUGH THE USE OF FLIGHT ASSEMBLED ARCHITECTURE. THE FIRST PROJECT, ‘FLIGHT ASSEMBLED ARCHITECTURE’ CONSISTED OF OVER 1500 MODULES, INDIVIDUALLY PLACED BY QUADROTOR HELICOPTERS, BEHAVING ACCORDING TO MATHERMATICAL ALLGORITHMS THAT TRANSLATE DESIGN DATA.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT: DEVELOP

PROJECT: BANQ RESTAURANT CONTRIBUTORS: NADER TEHRANI, MONICA PONCE DE LEON (OFFICE DA) CONSTRUCTION OF TOPOLOGICAL FORMS TO CREATE A “BOLD AND TECTONIC” STATEMENT. THE EXISTING CEILING WAS COVERED IN SERVICE AND VARIED CEILING HEIGHTS, PRESENTED WITH A PROBLEM, THE ARCHITECTS FOUND A SOLUTION. THIS IS NOT IN LINE WITH METHODS OF USING PARAMETRIC TO FIND FORM, BUT INSTEAD UTILISING PARAMETRIC DESIGN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. AN EFFECTIVE USE OF SIMPLE CONTOURING TECHNIQUES ON A LARGE SCALE USING CNC MILLING OF BIRCHWOOD PLY CREATES A DYWNAMIC INTERIOR SPACE. DAVID SOKOL, AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW,

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CONTRIBUTORS: FOREIGN OFFICE ARCHITECTS ALLOWS PERSONALISATION THROUGH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS. CREATION OF DAPPLED LIGHT IN INTERIOR MIMICS A BAMBOO FOREST, INTERESTING HOW ALTHOUGH USING EMERGING TECHNLOGIES, NATURE IS STILL THE GREATEST INSPIRATION, AND IS NOW MORE ABLE TO BE MIMICED EFFECTIVELY. PARAMETRIC DESIGN ACTUALLY ADHERES MORE TO NATURAL PROCESS OF SELECTION, WITH A VARIETY OF FORMS FOUND, WITH THE MOST SUITABLE SOLUTION SURVIVING THE DESIGN PROCESS.

JUNE 30, 2009 AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW NICHE MEDIA <http://www.australiandesignreview.com/interiors/661-banq>

PROJECT: M.H. DE YOUNG MUSEUM CONTRIBUTORS: HERZOG AND DE MEUROM

THE WEATHERING AND PATINA DEVELOPED ON THE CONTINUOUS COPPER SHEETING IS WHAT I FIND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ELEMENT IN THIS PROJECT. THE EFFECTS OF AGE, DETERIORATION OF MATERIALS AND WEATHERING WILL BE FURTHER RESEARCH IN RELATION TO THE WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT. ONCE AGAIN, THIS COPPER FACADE WAS DESIGNED TO SIMULATE THE EFFECTS OF NATURAL LIGHT FILTERING THROUGH A TREE CANOPY. MODELLING PROCESS ALLOWED THE STUDY OF VARIABLE PARAMETERS TO EVENTUALY INFLUENCE THE GENERATION OF THE MATERIALS AND PERCEPTUAL EFFECTS.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT: DEVELOP

PROJECT: MCCORMICK

TR CAMPUS CENTRE

CONTRIBUTORS: OMA

Rem Koolhaas’s project utilises param strategies on many surfaces, with tri Van Der Rohe an image created by pa pears on the glass facade, mapping ‘ to create movement paths, dictating

PROJECT: ANDRE

DE GOUVIER RESIDENCE CONTRIBUTORS:Vincent Parreira

Another project reflecting cultural history, applying a portugese motif like a transluscent wallpaper. Effects of lighting are integral to effectiveness of design, using perforated aluminium as the material.


PROJECT: JOHN

LEWIS DEPARTMENT STORE

CONTRIBUTORS: Foreign Office Architects An interesting approach to creating beauty in an often overlooked environment, the local shopping or department stores. Ornamentation derived from historical references, the ornament has no real purpose other than beautification and the filtering of light.

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PROJECT: SPANISH

PAVILLION 2005

CONTRIBUTORS: Foreign Office Architects A refelction of cultural traditions, inspired by Spanish and Islamic lattices. “The lattice like envelope yields a differentiated surface encoded with cultural representations”


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RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT/ DEVELOP/ FABRICATE

PROJECT: TOKYO AIRSPACE CONTRIBUTORS: STUDIO M, FAULDERS STUDIO

OTHER EXAMPLE OF DIGITAL BIO-MIMY. AN ATTEMPT AT RECREATIGN CELAR DESIGN USING ALUMINIUM COMSITE MATERIALS (ACM) TO REPRESENT RROUNDING VEGETATION. DIGITIALLY NERATED PATTERNS USING VORONIC TERNING AND LAYERING CREATES INESTING GEOMETRY. THE SCREENS ARE IED, MUCH THE SAME WAY IN WHICH

WINDOWS ARE, WITH MORE OPENINGS IN PUBLIC AREAS AND LESS IN PRIVATE AREAS. REPLICATIED THIS IDEA THROUGH USE OF VORONOI PATTERNING, ALLOWING A BREAKUP OF GEOMETRIC FORMS. CREATION OF TWO SCREENS IN RHINO WITH INTENT ON LASER PRINTING ONTO BOXBOARD. THE CUTTING PROCESS WAS SUCCESFUL, WITH THE SHAPES EMERGING CLEARLY, AND USE OF LAYERING CREATING AN EFFECTIVE PLAY OF LIGHT AND SHADE. CONTRAST OF BURNT EDGES TO MATERIAL SURFACE IS PLEASING.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT: FABRICATE


REVERSE ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTATION TOWARDS A NEW IDEA: FORM FINDING THROUGH VORONOI PROJECT: TOKYO

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SPACE GEOMETRIC EARTH CONTEXTUAL TO LANDSCAPE, RATIONALISATION OF LANDFORMING PROCESSES


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT/ DEVELOP/ FABRICATE


PROJECT: DIOR GINZA CONTRIBUTORS: OFFICE OF KUMIKO INUI INSPIRED BY SIGNATURE PATTERN OF DIOR HANDBAG, PRODUCED ONTO ALUMINIUM SCREEN USING CNC MILLING. THE EFFECT IS CREATED BY SCALAR DISSONANCE BETWEEN THE TWO FACADES. THE BACKLIGHTING ILLUMINATES THE 30% DIFFERENCE TO CREATE A MOIRE EFFECT. OUR REVERSE ENGINEERING STUDY WAS

PRINTED ONTO BOXBOARD, WITH A 30% REDUCTION BETWEEN THE TWO BOARDS. THE SHADOW SHOWS THIS INTERACTION AND DIFFUSION OF LIGHT, CREATING SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING THAN THE SCREEN ITSELF. MUST LOOK INTO TRANSLUSCENT AND TRANSPARENT IMAGES IN FURTHER DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES. IDEA OF CONNECIVITY, YET SUBTLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PANELS LINKS WITH WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT


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PROJECT: RESTAURANT AOBA-TEI (AIP) CONTRIBUTORS: HITOSHI ABE + ATELIER HITOSHI ABE RELEVANCE AND REASONS: A spatial partition, exploring light and shade, a contextual integration of landscape and nature into an urban form. Exploring old and new, local imagery. Simplified and effective parametric design, using CNC millling in fabrication process. REVERSE ENGINEERING: Grasshopper definition using lofted surface, image sampling, surface normals and limitations. Created at close to 1:1 scale, hard to relate to on a computer screen, issue of size and positioning as well as the integral role of light and shade can not be properly visualized.


RESEARCH PROJECT: CUT DEVELOP FABRICATE

REVERSE ENGINEERING


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REVERSE ENGINGEERING: PROJECT: RESTAURANT AOBA-TEI (AIP) SMALL SAMPLE OF THE SCREEN USED TO CREATE A SCREEN. CUT ON BLACK 300GSM CARD USING CARD CUTTER FILTRATION OF LIGHT, IMPORTANCE OF SHADOW AND MATERIALITY.


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT KEY THEMES CHANGE OVER TIME> WEAVING OF URBAN FABRIC> SIMPLICITY/REPITITION> WEATHERING/FORMATION>


THE COMPETITION OF THE WYNDHAM CITY GATEWAY PROJECT IS A RARE PROJECT: A RELATIVELY OPEN-ENDED BRIEF THAT ENCOURAGES FOR THE CREATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES TO FIND A DESIGN SOLUTION. THE

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We know we can create an eyecatching installation that will create a new icon for Wyndham City. The continued exploration of iconography, monument and change of material and relevance overtime will help us to create an inspiring design, Our design direction leads towards the construction of a piece that explores ideas of change over time, of impernance and of connecting Wyndham to a broader context. Further research into exisiting topologies, natural forms and urban morphologies will help to create a design direction. The issue of scale and the creation of light and shade will allow us to construct a piece that interacts with passing traffic at a fast pace. Yet our effect will not be fleeting, the intricacies of the design will not be lost and the piece will provoke questions of the relevance and contextual explorations of the piece. I

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The utilisation of modern parametric techniques to form a design and emergence of a solution, will create a dialogue between scuplture and landscape. Weaving the themes of scale, simplicty and connectivity in a way that encapsulates the broader social context of the new, emerging cultural hub of Wyndham City. Exploration of previous projects, and our expanding capabilites as a team will help us fill the brief and highlight our capabilty of completing a project of high quality that will no doubt contribute to a broad discourse.


FEEDBACK FOLLOW IDEA OF WEAVING AND CONNECTIVTY>> CONNECT WYNDHAM WITH MELBOURNE>> GOOD USE OF PRECEDENTS>> EXPLORE SITE AND ITS LIMITATIONS>> FORM A CLEARER DESIGN DIRECTION>>


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AN EXPLORATION OF THE SITE >> Orientation of the site in relation to the broader context, the piece we create will hope to weave the ideas of Melbourne, the central urban node, to Wyndham, the new, creative internode.


>>>THE FORM>>>

EXPLORATION OF CURVES > GENERATIVE ITERATIONS OF CURVES THAT FLOW OVER THE SITE

> CONNECTIVITY OF PLANES AND FLOWING MOVEMENTS LINKS WYNDHAM WITH THE BROADER CONTEXT

> THE WEAVING AND INTERSECTION OF THE COMPLEX CURVES CREATES INTERESTING GEOMETRIES

> PATTERN BUIL AND FORMATION INTERIOR SPACE EXPERIENCE FOR DRIVER THAT IS I SIBLE TO AVOID


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> DYNAMISM OF CURVES CREATE MOVEMENT PATHS AND A INTEREST IN WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND WHERE THEY CAME FROM


>>>THE FORM>>>

SIMPLIFICATION OF FORMS, RATIONALIZ RICATION

>> A series of lofted curves to create a co

>> Rationalisation of parametric model an transform this into a waffled surface allow struction. The construction process integr narrative, with the visual weaving of piece struction techniques being visually availab

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and complexities added to the construction process. >> By utilising maths functions and introducing more advanced parameters of maximum and minimum clearance values, as well as limitation of materials, the form will be placed within physical boundaries of known construction techniques. >> Grasshopper definition below shows exploration of waffling techique to rationzalise form and allow for ease of fabricatioon, not only must this be thought of, but how these pieces would be laid out to minimise waste, transport and construction.


>>>RATIONALIZATION>>>

CONSTRUCTION SKETCHES >> Although a currently simpistic form, the constructional techniques employed would be similar to those shown here. >> These structural members would be clad in varying metals to heighten sense of diifference betwen the interlocking pieces.


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>>>THE FORM>>>

DEVELOPMENT OF FORMS

>> After critiquing the first become apparent, the cons simple, and a desire for gre

>> Further development of series of surfaces that inter representation of weaving, ing a more dynamic compo >> Exploration of structure


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concept model, the limitations strcution of the model is relatively eater complexity and finesse.

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>> The surface of these ribs would be created from a metal sheeting, allowed to form a natural patina. The direction of the rib would influence the material, with one set of ribs oriented towards the heart of Wyndham City and the other oriented towards the CBD of Melbourne. >> This orentation of forms, will allow for the use of different metals, symbolising each of these different urban entities, but linking them together in the creation of a three dimensional form, woven out of the two. >> The plan view shows the clear directions created by the waffling techniques,.


>>>EVALUATION>> _ AN IMPROVED DEXTERITY WITH THE PROGRAMS OF RHINO, GRASSHOPPER, INDESIGN AND FABLAB SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, WITH A PROGRESSIVE DEVLOPMENT TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF ARHITECTURE AS A DISCOURSE. _ AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE, HAS DEVELOPED, WITH A MORE CRITICAL EYE GAINED, AND A CLEARER KNOWLEDGE INTO TECHNIQUES, TOOLS AND METHODS USED TO CREATE IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURAL FORMS. _ A PREVIOUS FEAR OF COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN AND PARAMETRIC TECHNIQUES IS BEGINNING TO DISSOLVE, WITH THE IMMERSION INTO THE TOOLS AND TECHNLOGIES AVAILABLE AND INSIGHT FROM TUTORS, OTHER STUDENTS AND LECTURES. _A RIGOROUS STUDY OF A BRIEF, AND THE CREATION OF AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PROPOSAL, WITH METHODS OF PRESENTATION CRITIQUED AND EVALUATED. _UNDERTAKING OF REVERSE ENGINEERING PROJECTS HAS ALLOWED A COMPARISON TO ARISE BETWEEN BUILT WORKS AND THEIR CAPABILITIES. _A FURTHER EXPLORATION OF DESIGNS, MATERIAL METHODS AND A MORE COMPLEX UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL TECHNIQUES NEEDS TO BE ACHIEVED BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF A FINAL SUBMISSION, INCORPORATING PARAMETRIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND CONTRIBUTING TO AN ARCHITECTURAL DISCOURSE


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