domingo, 30 de mayo de 2010

jueves, 27 de mayo de 2010

Autonomy of Architecture, the impact of file-to-factory on architectural practice

On the 11th of June, a conference will be hosted at the Protospace, which deals with how file-to-factory processes impact architectural practice.
Computational Architecture has a polarizing effect on architecture; on one hand the development of new design tools for architectural conception allow us to deal with more abstract design notions, on the other hand these designs are pushed beyond description, towards definition. Architects such as Kas Oosterhuis ( ONL /Hyperbody research group ), Fabian Schreurer ( designtoproduction) and Fabio Gramazio ( Gramazio & Kohler ) manage to fabricate from such a rigorous architectural definition. Fabian has been writing programs to generate NC code from which architectural elements are produced and in a similar way the members of theDFAB lab ( ran by Matthias Kohler and Fabio Gramazio ) produces the instructions for their brick laying robot. Philippe Morel ( partner in EZCT Architecture & Design Research ) will provide context of this important development in architecture with his lecture “Knowledge, Machines and Autonomy”.

Check out the posters for the event here and there.

sábado, 22 de mayo de 2010

AW1 exhibición @ La casa IDA, Lima

Mesas Paramétricas Diseñadas y optimizadas en Varsovia por Krystian Kwiecinski con Rhino y Grasshopper; Fabricada y Personalizada en Lima por Luis F. Odiaga y Sebastian Guerra con el uso de una Router (Milling Machine de 2 1/2 ejes) y Contrachapado de 25mm, Documentación del Proceso desde su diseño en Varsovia hasta su alojamiento en La sede Central de la Asociación Cultural la Casa Ida.
Rostros Tridimensionales diseñados con Rhino y Grasshopper, Fabricados y ensamblados por los Participantes del AW1 con el uso de una Router (Milling Machine de 2 1/2 ejes) y MDF de 5.5mm.
Árbol ARTificial diseñado en partes ensamblables por los Participantes del AW1, optimizado y fabricado por el equipo de ARTificial con el uso de una Router (Milling Machine de 2 1/2 ejes) y MDF de 5.5mm.

Exhibición Permanente
Central La Casa Ida desde las 18:00 horas.

Start Time: Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2:30am

Sabado 22 Mayo :: Sabado 29 Mayo :: Sabado 5 Junio :: Sabado 12 Junio

Lugar: Nicolás de Piérola (La Colmena) 767 TERCER PISO - Lima Centro.
(A una cuadra y media de la Plaza San Martín, a espalda del Hotel Bolivar)

viernes, 7 de mayo de 2010

CAADRIA 2010 In the next revolution: Digital Building Kits

Materialising designs with digital fabrication
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

B. Dave, A. I. Li, N. Gu, H.-J. Park (eds.), New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2010, 545–553. ©2010, Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong
Source: Cumincad

1. Introduction
A recent article in Wired Magazine entitled “The next Industrial Revolution” should be cause for concern for most people in design and manufacturing fields (Anderson, 2010). Fear of a revolution in manufacturing and design should follow the same concerns we once had over jobs and communication during the internet revolution. The fear is with good reason; so far the internet has shaken the foundation of news organisations and the traditional keepers of information. The United States has seen extermination of many local and international newspapers. Society now trusts information generated by nonexpert sources (blogs) as much as they do expert sources. In many design fields, in particular architecture, the internet has given rise to drafting and rendering industries that generate images and construction documents overnight. (...)
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