sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

BIM CON ! FAB 2009

The Third Annual USC Symposium on
Building Information Modeling + Construction and Fabrication
SGM 123 :: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 map of campus
July 30-31, 2009

The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) and Virterbi School of Engineering (Prof. Burcin Becerik Gerber) are hosting a BIM + SYMPOSIUM on Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, 2009. Building on the success of last year’s symposium on BIM and Sustainable Design, there will be a half-day of individual presentations by software representatives followed by a half day then a full day of case studies presentations by architects, engineers, contractors, and BIM consultants describing the critical juncture between BIM and construction including fabrication.

domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

SIGGRAPH 2009: Generative Fabrication

SIGGRAPH regresa a New Orleans despues de 9 años. En aquella oportunidad (2000) pude ver el trabajo de Kostas Terzidis en ese entonces profesor de UCLA, titulado MorphZhapes (+). Ahora, continuado con la tradición empezada el año pasado (+) se presenta bajo la curaduría de Makai Smith como parte del Design and Computation Gallery la selección bajo el título Generative Fabrication. Hace casi un año, Daniel Cardoso y Larry Sass ambos del MIT, presentaron "Generative Fabrication: Discussing Creativity in the Age of Digital Machinery", ponencia en el Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition 2008 y publicado por Springer (sólo páginas 713-732). Las investigaciones bajo el concepto Generative Fabrication, se han venido realizando dentro del grupo de investigación del Digital Design Fabrication Group de MIT e incluído dentro del curso 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication (el 4.510 toma su origen del 4.212 Design Fabrication impartido desde el 2003 y donde Generative Fabrication ya era parte de la cátedra).

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
1520 Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 USA
Rooms 356-357
Monday, 3 August to Thursday, 6 August 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, 7 August 9 am - noon
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sábado, 11 de julio de 2009

PAPress: Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques

Lisa Iwamoto
ISBN 9781568987903 (published 8/1/2009)
A PAPress publication; Series Architecture Briefs

From the publisher
Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual building components. This "file to factory" process not only enables architects to realize projects featuring complex or double-curved geometries, but also liberates architects from a dependence on off-the-shelf building components, enabling projects of previously unimaginable complexity.
Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms.
The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and forming. Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold.
Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude. Featured architects include AEDS/Ammar Eloueini, Atelier Manferdini, Brennan Buck, MOS, Office dA, Florencia Pita/MOD, Mafoombey, URBAN A+O (The bone wall), SYSTEMarchitects, Design 306, Andrew Kudless/Matsys, Iwamoto Scott, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Chris Bosse, Tom Wiscombe/EMERGENT, Thom Faulders Architecture, Jeremy Ficca, SPAN (Gradient Scale + Housing in Vienna), GNUFORM, Heather Roberge, PATTERNS, Ruy Klein, servo and Alan Dempsey+Alvin Huang.