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:

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

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


Published Work!

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

Click here for link to EVOLO website

Click here for link to book

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


Adaptive Building Initiative: Exploring the Future of Interactive and Reactive Building Systems

Online 2010 R&D Symposium Virtual Conference Seminar

Founded in 2008, the Adaptive Building Initiative (ABI) is a joint venture between Buro Happold and Hoberman Associates that focuses on creating building systems that react–façades that move based on real-time changes in sunlight, for example–to the surrounding environment.

Matthew Herman of Buro Happold and ABI present these new strategies for smart building systems.

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There will be a regional conference for ACADIA this year in addtional to the national conference (Calgary/BANFF CA) to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Conference March 2011 10th-12th

University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Architecture

ACADIA 2011 Regional – Parametricism: Student Performance Criteria (SPC), is set to complement ACADIA’s mission of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, with a specific focus on the impact of education and how computation and computational thinking, particularly the concept of Parametricism*, is poised to evolve design thinking and the future of architectural practice. In a type of radical parametric pragmatism, we invite sessions, papers, and discussions to the ACADIA Regional Conference that projectively interrogate a parametric frontier which both engages and surpasses fulfillment of SPC, and other regulatory criteria, in the pursuit of design innovation and elegance. Far from a solitary academic endeavor, it is our goal that the conference becomes a conversational interface between practitioners, educators, researchers, designers, and students. Each, bringing implementations in computational and parametric based design, development, production, management, and manufacturing that have infiltrated, integrated, and excelled working methodologies and resultants. * Patrik Schumacher

By employing the NAAB’s SPC in relationship to comprehensive design and computation, the conference hopes to highlight SPC’s, not as obstructions to design, but as necessary polyvariable parameters that assist innovation. Basically, to not shun the pragmatics of performance criteria, building regulations, and neighborhood guidelines . . but to use parametric modeling and computational generation to optimize, subvert, and conceptualize from within the prescribed performance and qualitative requirements. The conference also seeks implementation strategies that can more readily engage computation across entire curricula and operations – outside the design studio/process – thus influencing systems, environments, structures, urban design, planning, site, policy, and professional practice. Prompting a shift from information-oriented lecture courses to hands-on instrumentation labs that better integrate knowledge and ability with the potential for evolving a comprehensive integrated design curriculum.

Conference Chairs:
Tim Hemsath, Steve(n) Hardy, and Janghwan Cheon

* See link above for more about registration, location and maps, session topics, etc.


[Digital Processes] Digitale Prozesse: Planung Gestaltung Fertigung – New Book from DETAIL

A new book has been released from DETAIL.

Digitale Prozesse: Planung Gestaltung Fertigung

As printed from the website:

“Potential of digital media for the architecture
Modified design options with new design software and manufacturing technologies

A computer is now almost as obvious to the budget as a refrigerator, but has the computer technology with its rapid development, the daily life of every individual in the past few decades changed far more than it itself utopians had ever imagined. So it is little surprise that the architecture – everything from design to production – more and more digital effects subject. They range from the classic computer programs in design and presentation of computerized design processes to computer-aided manufacturing, to say nothing of industrialized Maurer “robots”. From site measuring, planning to manufacturing architecture is now in many places by a closely coordinated digital process chain.

What influence practice digital design and production methods from the current architecture? To what extent the new funds change the architecture and its development process? Where the potential of digital media is the architecture? What Einsatz-/Anwendungsmöglichkeiten offer for each office? What benefit will the electronic way of working with him?

Digital processes DETAIL practice answers these questions and many more around the digital design and construction process.

• Media-aided design processes
• Computer-aided manufacturing technologies
• New opportunities in modeling
• Examples of digital process chains

Moritz Hauschild, Rüdiger Karzel
NEW November 2010
112 pages with numerous drawings and photos”

Digitale Prozesse. (n.d.). – Architekturportal und Architekturzeitschrift mit Informationen und tagesaktuelle Meldungen zu Architektur, Baurecht, Bauphysik sowie Konstruktionen. Retrieved November 25, 2010, from

For more information click here

This publication will be printed in English in 2011.