Simulated Expanded Polystyrene Foam


Simulated Materials Series:

Simulated Expanded Polystyrene Foam
High Definition Texture and Materials

Polystyrene foam texture available for any modeling and rendering software. Custom adapted materials for Maxwell Render, Cinema 4D and E-On Vue Software.

The texture files are diffuse and normal maps. The map sizes are 3723 x 2010 at 300 ppi. The maps tile across an UVW object. The materials are specially adapted to Maxwell Render, Cinema 4D, and Vue. The materials render very fast.

Map Size: 3723 x 2010 px | Resolution: 300 ppi | Diffuse | Normal | Maxwell,C4D,Vue | $150 USD

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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:

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


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


Voronoi Spatial Cell Cluster Typologies 01

Voronoi tectonic pattern typologies is the subject of current investigation for understanding their formation in spatial cell cluster typologies. The work that follows seeks to understand and evolve the typologies in terms of spatial possibilities for the human form.

The voronoi cell clusters in Figures 1a and 1b show the change in cell clustering spacing. Figure 1a is an example of tight clustering of three dimensional voronoi cell groups. Figure 1b is an example wide clustering of three dimensional voronoi cell groups. Figures 1a and 1b differentiate by the size of the voronoi cell cluster groups. Smaller cells in Figure 1b allow for wider clustering while slighting larger cells in Figure 1a allow for a tighter clustering.

The models are a highly evolved set of voronoi cell clustering featuring three dimensional cells to spatially form edges are defined by their equidistance relationships with other adjacent cells. The models have interior cells clusters and outer cell clusters. The models are very specific in that any portion of the voronoi cell structures can be calculated to obtain weight from material density, surface area, and volume. In later studies, this information will be a part of the analysis and evolution.

Current diagrams:

    Figure 1a: Tight cell clustering study 01a

    Figure 1b: Wide cell clustering for study 01b


Field Notation Fabrication Model

Field Notation Fabrication Model

This model began as a digitally based design expression that has been previously rendered in many incarnations. Finally, the design has been captured in time and phase in the physical world in a rapid prototyped format. Prototyping as a means to construct in the physical world that which has existed virtually. Rapid Prototyping is a highly technological method that uses varying digital process to construct physically via translation of information from a digital model.

The process for fabrication – Selective Laser Sintering
The model material – Polyamide 12 (Nylon 12) Thermoplastic Polymer
Designer and Complex Geometry Parametric Modeler – Tyrone Marshall
Complex Parametric Geometry – Tyrone Marshall
Software – Cinema 4D and Maxwell Render
Fabricator – Shapeways Netherlands
Minimum Dimension – 1mm or 0.04 inch

Design Statement:

Field of Notation

A language of form in adaptation and performance in rhythm to express a mathematical sequence that acts through a continuous movement of light, shade, and shape to inscribe a spatial condition. In a motive design action of object mechanical motion, a digitally based form self-assembles into a cohesive moment from a sequence of animation and computation. The result is a structural signature of continuous movement whereby the sequence is captured in a moment of computational design expression. An expression that seeks to find economy in its suggestion of unitary construction formula which is an assembly of simple constituent parts that gather to form a larger contextual structure. The contextual form is a study in self-organization through the vehicle of computation and component geometry propagation through a three dimensional spatial construct of pure shape. In this construct of spatial signatures there is musical notation and progression of repetition, redundancy, hierarchy and modulation. There is an act of performance. The object is presented in its performance of a virtual simulation of a field. Born from shape, the structural form of simple geometry builds through a sequential path in digital self-assembly to inscribe a special place and suggestion of spatial inhabitation.

I posit an architectural design that considers the temporal condition of change, parametric, and the notion of time seeks to forge a new ingredient of design amongst the already present such as program, space, materials, fabrication, and construction that pose a consideration of advanced architectural design based on temporal and parametric conditions.

The nature of the parametric design produces a multi-variant state of many possibilities produced from sets of rules, limits, or constraints under the influence of time but forged in physical space under the criteria of design selection based upon a particular moment of consideration. One particular moment out of many wherein the differentiating factor is one of modulating frequency, variation, and amplitude of a control surface by design intent.

In essence, the process occurs within the framework of time to pose a temporal and dynamic condition that in a moment describes the continuum of its many states that extend both before and after.

The work presented in this context is the begining of a certain continuum of constraints based on location, program, space, geometry, materials, fabrication, change, adaptation, and modulation of time, position, rate, scale, rotation, order, sequence, and shape signature in advancement of architectural design with investigations in emergent temporal and parametric performance.

The work is a study in the discovery of possible architectural spatial connotations in performance and emergent geometry. The resultant visual experiment is shown in simulation, sections, and its objective format. The work is a continuing sequence and thought towards an Architectural construct based on the language of repetition, geometry, redundancy, structure, shade, light, and shape.

Copyright © 2009 Tyrone Marshall. All Rights Reserved.

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

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