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digital generative process architecture

A research endeavor dedicated to digital generative design processes that promote the emergence of experimental spatial constructs through the integration of performative and computational parametric geometries.

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Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations

Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations – Anadol and Derinbogaz

Every now and then, something special happens and instantly that is when a different notion about Architecture takes place. This work is by an artist and an architect that truly deserves mention on
 d i g i t e c t u r e . Click the play button and watch the video from new media artist Refik Anadol and architect Alper derinbogaz . The interwoven digital media and physical structure is a tale-tell sign of the potential in Architecture to always re-invent, change, surprise, and re-define the connotation of public space, and the built environment.

Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations / Istiklal Street from Refik Anadol on Vimeo.

Making of : Augmented Structures v1.1 | Acoustic Formations of Istiklal Street from Refik Anadol on Vimeo.

The artist description:

Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations / Istiklal Street
Architecture and (Media) Design are art forms that exist independently from one another. Over the last few years they have been growing together. They are entering into symbiotic dependencies and stimulations. Against the background of the information technologies, architecture has gained a new reality. No longer are objects or processes the constituting elements of a building. Now they are described as technical networks of communicating nodes, which balance themselves in contrived patterns.

“Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations/Istiklal Street” is an augmented structure, an installation by Refik Anadol and Alper Derinbo?az which is created through the use of innovative parametric architecture and audiovisual techniques. The projects deals with a new mediated space: How to translate the logic of media into architecture? In this first experiment field recordings of Istiklal Street will be transformed in to parametric architectural structure. The recordings were made by Kerim Karaoglu who also used these recordings to create an electro-acoustical composition. The project seeks interactions between space, sound, visual and light. A similar connection between architecture and media has been experienced in Philips Pavilion of Le Courbusier in 1958.
Beyond being an artwork this installation is an urban experience. The scale of surface, 2000sqm, and the dominance of the location will definitely take place in collective memory of ?stiklal Street visitors.

There will be an exhibition opening on 20th of September at 19:30 in relation to this façade installation which showcases experiments of architecture- sound – visual correlations of Refik Anadol and Alper Derinbogaz.

During the night visual performance will be projected on the structure which will be accompanied with a generatively designed contemporary aesthetic visuals consisting of input data from the recordings and their transformed versions synchronized to the movement of graphics re-shaping and transforming the structure on which they are projected. The structure in turn influences and transforms the projections as well.

For more information: augmentedstructures.com

Refik Anadol / New Media Artist
Alper derinbogaz / Architect
Sound Design: Kerim Karaoglu
VVVV Realtime Graphics: Sebastian Neitsch
Projection Infrastructure: Visio-vox

Reference citation:
Anadol, R., & Derinbogaz, A. (2011, November 05). Augmented Structures v1.1 : Acoustic Formations / Istiklal Street. Vimeo. Retrieved November 5, 2012, from https://vimeo.com/29458889

Anadol, R., & Derinbogaz, A. (2011, November 05). Making of : Augmented Structures v1.1 | Acoustic Formations of Istiklal Street. Vimeo. Retrieved November 5, 2012, from https://vimeo.com/29401230


Published Work!

The auto morpho-tectonic project has been published in the EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS book for October 2011.

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Design for skyscraper of 2,240 Ft that incorporates a non-linear design approach using fields of data to create architecture that investigates dynamic relationships between structure, infrastructure, materials, and users. The design generates a habitable structure stating from a basic geometric shape. It progressively evolves into a more complex assembly using mathematical operations and sequence of time. The project is among a compilation of 300 outstanding projects from more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries from 2006 to 2011 selected for innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environment.

Tyrone Marshall


Real-Time Design and Construction Platform at Sci-Arc

Synchronous Robotics
Synchronous Robotics

Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser are pursuing new grounds in digital design and digital fabrication with the use of multiple robots that designers can synthesize, move, choreograph, and collaborate in a new paradigm of real-time design and construction platform at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angles.

Sonification of Robotic Spatial Paths
Sonification of Robotic Spatial Paths

In the videos presented in this brief, students are working out the code and using sound and software necessary to build the beginning blocks of instruction that will lead to a very different articulated and mechanized architecture of the future.

Video One
SCI-ARC – Course Graduate Thesis Research
Advisors Peter Testa, Devyn Weiser
Team Curime Batliner, Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto

Video Two
SCI-ARC – Course Robotic Confections & Confabulations
Instructor Devyn Weiser
AT Jonathon Stahl
Team Brandon Kruysman, Ana Herruzo Pierce, Jonathan Proto


Seeyond System – Scalable Fabrication

Seeyondâ„¢ is a culmination of digital accessible software and fabrication driven process for creating scalable interior surfaces that originate from parametric and generative digital roots.

These are essential ruled surface cells that can be stacked and in an emergent manner so that each module is a self supporting system. I think this is the first steps towards a realization of digitally borne forms from digital design processes into the real world. As for further steps, I would like to see more structural expression of the modules. It is a different aesthetic as it stands now as the surface is what is featured rather than the modules themselves.

The modules can be used to created non-loadbearing walls, wall-mounted structures, ceiling clouds, column wraps and enclosures.

You use their design tool which can be accessed on an iPad which provides a proprietary parametric path to selecting a feature type, size, shape, the tessellation of the form and other effects. The tessellation of the form allows for differentiated patterns that relate to the actual structural assembly of the design. The iPad app is not released at this time. A review of that technology for adaptation in a design process will be available once released.

The design tool provides structural analysis, material, hardware, and manufacturing requirements and adjusts these parametrically to fit the design.

From there it is to the fabrication path where material is cut, folded into modules requiring no tools or hardware to put it all together.

Material options are corrugated paper board, chipboard, aluminum, light gauge steel and resin sheet goods.

The initial material option is cellular resin which is made form recyclable plastic in either high-density polyethylene or polypropylene.

Since the modules are self-supporting there is less embodied energy in assembly.

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Visual Permeability Pavilion – NYC

Image appears courtesy of Visual Permeability Pavilion Team

A new pavilion has completed construction on the grounds of Columbia University by Luis Alaron, Aaron Berman, Michael Georgopopulos, Eun Ki Kang, Dayeon Kim, Nicole, Kotsis, Jeeun Grace Lee, Aaron Mark, Hylee Oh, and Steven Sanchez.

The pavilion provides a spatial experience for relaxation, contemplation, and social interaction. The design of the pavilion features slanted wood slats that help to separate zones for privacy and public interaction. The design inspiration is evoked from a single continuous form that unfurls and touches the ground at minimal points.

The project is about 15.5′ long X 7.58′ wide X 6.83′ tall .

I find the design documentation for this structure to be a glimpse of how larger constructions might be composed where design logic and design iteration combine into a single expression and singular language of construction.

Image appears courtesy of Visual Permeability Pavilion Team

See the link that follows for more information about the project including design statement, and images.

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Original citation:
D. (2011, June 14). Visual Permeability Pavilion. CONTEMPORIST. Retrieved June 21, 2011, from http://www.contemporist.com/2011/06/14/visual-permeability-pavilion/