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ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO: AIR

William Zeng 363773


Contents

CONTENTS ---WEEK ONE:

About myself Pervious work/experience A1. Architecture As A Discourse ---WEEK TWO: A2. Computational Architecture

---WEEK THREE

A3. Parametric Modelling

--- WEEK FOUR

A4. Algorithmic Explorations

--- NON-TEACHING WEEK A5. Conclusion A6. Learning Outcomes

--- WEEK FIVE

....To be Continue


Introduction to Myself

About myself Hello everyone, my name is Bixiang Zeng, William is the prefer name I used. I’m from China and this is my third year of Architecture in Melbourne University. I have just finished a two months intership with MarchesePartners back in Guangzhou. I’ve done some of the CAD drawings and sketchup models for some projects in Sydney. One of the most interesting subjects about digital design was Virtual Environment as I’ve learnt a bit of digital design during the course.


Virtual Environment

Project in Virtual Environment These were some of the photos of my project in Virtual Environment. These works has engaged to digital design to some degree and obviously, digital design now is the indispensable way to architecture design. Digital tools always give people a bigger range to create as it could model thing much quicker and precise. People could create some very interesting surface on the building such as the commerce building for RMIT. A new approach can be found in digital modeling.


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

ARCHITECTURE AS A DISCOURSE

For me,

Architecture discourse is reflected architecture’s social and political response through an innovational construction technologies.


A.1 Architecture As Discourese


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

PRECEDENTS DUTCH EMBASSY REM KOOLHAAS The Dutch Embassy in Berlin is designed by Rem Koolhaas and the building was opened in 2004. Similar with Rem’s other works, simply geometry form was the base. Some of the Stairs are extended to the outside of the building and was constructed by glasses. It gives people a sense of walking in the air and people from outside could see clearly. One of the most radical concept has taken place in this building. The meeting room of the embassy is cantilling out of the building and people could see through the meeting room from ground floor. For this precedent, it has perfectly illustrated the arguement. Embassies ought to be a very official and solemn place, however, Rem Koolhaas has made it to become more public. It has reflected that the respones of Koolhaas towards the political attitude, which is politic should be opened to the public.

1. commons.wikimedia.org


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

2. http://www.oma.com/projects/2003/netherlands-embassy


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

3. http://www.oma.com/projects/2003/netherlands-embassy

4. http://www.oma.com/projects/2003/netherlands-embassy


A.1 Architecture As Discourese


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

PRECEDENTS Guangzhou Opera House Zaha Hadid The Opera House in Guangzhou, China is designed by Zaha Hadid and the building was opened on May, 2010. For Zaha’s tranditions, complex surfaces with edges can be found on this building. Triangulation is one of the approach to complete the surface. Advance construction methods and digital modeling has a very important role in designing this building. Without the software such Rhino or Grasshopper, it would be extremely difficult to complete the building. The reason why this building would become one of my precedents is because it has used loads of digital design to solve the construction problem that the building faced. It required a large open space inside the building as it is an opera house.

1. 1.By Iwan Baan http://www.zaha-hadid. com/architecture/guangzhou-opera-house/


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

2. www.architravel.com


A.1 Architecture As Discourese

3. By Hufton and Crow http://www.zaha-hadid. com/architecture/guangzhou-opera-house/

4. By Virgile Simon Bertrand http://www.zahahadid.com/architecture/guangzhou-opera-house/


A.2 Computational Architecture

COMPUTATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

For me,

Computational Architecture means a bigger border for people to create. Building forms are getting more exaggerating.


A.2 Computational Architecture

COMPUTATIONAL ARCHITECTURE Computational Architecture would be a new way to approach building design and it also becomes one of the most important parts of digital design. Computatinal Architecture technique could provide more rooms for people to exert their own feelings about architecure and building environment. It has so many advantages that people could use it. For example, by using modern computational architecture technique, columns may be minimised and more spaces could be provided to the designer. Moreover, Exaggerating surface can be created as it could provide a faster way to generate models. By having this technique, more time in designing process is saved and the deadline of giving the proposal to the clients could be shorten as well.


A.2 Computational Architecture


A.2 Computational Architecture

PRECEDENTS RMIT NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING LYONS ARCHITECTS The RMIT new Academic Building was designed by LYON ARCHITECTS at March 2009 on Swanston Street. For this building, the use of computation is the main method. By doing so, the 10 stories multi-functional teaching space had been built within two years, which is a very short time. This method has put the radical surface into many different small geometry forms so that it would be quick to assembly. Also, for the interior of the building, the use of computation has created a larger space for student to use. Curvy surface was created by computational. Computation has contributed so much in this case. For the building itself, it was a combination of different culture. It is also a combination of buildings in different era as well. Computation allows the building to merge the other buildings together quite well.

1. http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/rmit-university-swanston-academic-building/?b=1


A.2 Computational Architecture

2. http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/rmit-university-swanston-academic-building/?b=1


A.2 Computational Architecture

3. http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/rmit-university-swanston-academic-building/?b=1

4. http://www.lyonsarch.com.au/rmit-university-swanston-academic-building/?b=1


A.2 Computational Architecture


A.2 Computational Architecture

PRECEDENTS HARPA CONCERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER Olafur Eliasson

This Harpa concert hall and conference center was designed by Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Olafur Eliasson. It opened on May 4th, 2011. The whole building was designed within a steel frames. However, the panels around are irrgular. Only one way to create this is to us computation. By using computationing, the shapes of the glasses could be set easily compared to those methods used in the old days. Glasses panels in different colours in different shapes are hard to controlled as each single glass panel has its unique shapes. Moreover, as it had shown on the picture, large interior space has been created from picture 3. People can have a larger space to relax and they won’t feel oppressive in such a large area. Having use the computation, construction of the surface would be much easier as constructors only need to install the panels in the right order.

1. www.architecture-view.com


A.2 Computational Architecture

2. toptravellists.net


A.2 Computational Architecture

3. www.businessinsider.com

4. thefabweb.com


A.3 Parametric Modelling

PARAMETRIC MODELLING There are three different approach to parametric modelling, Graph-based, Logic-based and Algebraic approach. Each of these three approaches have its own advantages. For example, Graphbased is more reliable, the speed and the clarity of the solution. Moreover, the sequence of this approach are directed by the arrows to nodes. This would


A.3 Parametric Modelling

For me,

Parametric Modelling is an approach to fulfill the duty of merging different cultures. It provides an additonal path by using mathematic solutions.


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.3 Parametric Modelling

PRECEDENTS THE WATERCUBE PTW ARCHITECTS

1. http://www.ptw.com.au/ptw_project/ watercube-national-swimming-centre/


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.3 Parametric Modelling

PRECEDENTS THE NETS PTW ARCHITECTS


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.3 Parametric Modelling


A.4 Algorithmic Explorations


A.3 Algorithmic Explorations


A.5 Conclusion


A.5 Conclusion


A.6 Learning Outcomes


A.6 Learning Outcomes


Non Teaching Week