speculative apps

February 25, 2012

architecture discourse is traditionally shaped by drawings and critical writings. what happens, if they are interactive and easily translatable to the fabrication maschines code? what if they’re source is open, so that anyone can contribute? i’m currently working on a series of little design apps, focusing on specific aspects of the architecture i would like to see built… eventually. these are not made for any particular project, but rather for playfull exploration. in many cases they will be remixes or fusions of other designers work and therefore credited as such. i would love to discuss ideas about space this way.

first one happened to be about ‘saturation’-my subsitute for ‘detail’,’ornament’ or ‘articulation’. it’s neither ‘surface treatment’, nor pure texture. i’m excited about phenomenal intesity similar to Snow Crash ๐Ÿ™‚

credits and technical info: ‘saturation’ is a remix of Tommaso Casucci‘s ‘3d BZreaction’, which in turn is a quick mod of Alasdair Turner’s ‘BZ reaction’. i merged it with a little simplified version of my former ‘fusion’ codes and added ‘floorslabs’ using Shane Nelson’s ‘scalar field polygonisation‘.


17 Responses to “speculative apps”

  1. Andy Says:

    Wonderful – thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. echoechonoisenoise Says:


  3. DW Says:

    All design is a remix, architecture is a language that gets carved in stone. What I’d like to see this process used for is iterative open source integrated engineering.

    • echoechonoisenoise Says:

      agree. that would be great indeed, and i believe it is actually happening already little by little.

    • echoechonoisenoise Says:

      what i would really enjoy observing, is how initial sketches like this evolve within a community, and eventually reach saturation [on engineering, conceptual, material, political level] that would enable constructing them in real scale.

  4. Tom Says:

    Great Work! thanks for the credits!!

  5. Anneke van den Royeck Says:

    i may repeat myself, but 2 my “winnie-the-pooh” type of mind it is pure ื’ื•ืœื

    Golemic Archs ๐Ÿ˜‰

    btw, where can I get this app?
    Anneke van den Royeck

  6. sam ng Says:

    Very beautiful!!

  7. echoechonoisenoise Says:

    thx vince

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