Flux Exhibition – California College of the Arts


A beautiful exhibition has been designed in which sophisticated software and generative design methods construct a live, engaging, changing, and fascinating structure upon which document briefs merge with offset planes consisting of built and unbuilt work from Architects, designers, and artist. The panorama of individuals and firms en masse utilize computational design and digital material fabrication to construct new, unique, and different forms and spatial experiences in Architecture. The exhibition is called “Flux: Architecture in a Parametric Landscape” and is hosted by the California College of the Arts.

The works exhibited comprise 8 categories ranging from titles such as: Stacked Aggregates; Pixelated fields; Serial Iterations; Material Systems; Emergent Environments; Woven Meshes; Cellular Clusters; and Modular Assemblages. The exhibition features work by Gramazio Kohler, Peter Eisenmann, Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Reiser +Umemoto, IJP Corporation, Columbia GSAPP, Howeler+Yoon, IJP Corporation, Foster&Partners, Toyo Ito, Aranda Lasch & Danial Bosia, Theverymany, and many more.

The description of the exhibition is stated as an exploration in contemporary Architecture and design that creates a relationship with new design methods based in parametric modeling, digital fabrication, and programming through scripts. The exhibition ran from the end of March 2009 and is currently still in place as of this writing.

The CCA media lab in conjunction with California College of the Arts students have made this exhibition a reality and pleasure to experience. A book from CCA media lab has been mentioned to be in production to illustrate in images and text the projects shown in the exhibition.

I have images below from my personal photography of the exhibition that appear at the top of this reporting and follow in closing.


For more information about this work please see:
m.lab CCA Medialab – Flux Exhibition

Director of Architecture, CCA: Ila Berman
Project Design and Fabrication: Kory Bieg, Andre Caradec, Andrew Kudless
Parametric Design Consultant: Andy Payne
Sponsors: K Bieg Design, Studio Under Manufacture, Solid Thinking


HDRI 002 – Free Sky HDRI Available

Details: HDRI created as a simulation in a virtual space for your personal use.

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Field Notation

Field Notation
a time based computation augment of parametric geometry propagation

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.


ACADIA Conference 2008: Silicon Skin

A conference entitled, “Silicon Skin: BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND COMPUTATION” by the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference 2008 will be held from October 16th-19th. The conference will be held in Minneapolis and will feature design work and research emergent processes from practice and academia in design, biology, and computation.

To have more information, please click on this link —> ACADIA 2008 Silicon Skin <---


Maxwell Render Version 1.7 Advance Release

Advance Release to Clients on 6/19/2008. Upcoming Public Release to come.

Many improvements, and new features – a new Sub-Surface Scattering component and new Physical Sky system, improvements to Material Editor, A new Cinemaxwell Plugin, and improvements to Maxwell Studio.

Images below show the following SSS presets that I created: Jade Glass, Jade MTM, and Beeswax. The last image is a sky preset that I made that is called “San Francisco Fog”. The Beeswax, Jade Glass and San Francisco Fog Presets are included with 1.7 Release.

Maxwell Render 1.7

The dragon object is a scan 3d model from The Stanford 3D Scanning Repository and is called ‘Asian Dragon’.