Posts Tagged ‘behavior’

women from willendorf

March 1, 2011

this pretentious title indicates the general direction of further research on shape as record of field conditions.

it’s a tendency to move away from industrial-design precision towards seemingly archaic, still mediated digitally ways of production and articulation of space. saturation or detail in this case results from specific tool/machine resolution- here simulated by pushing voxel space towards it’s capacity limits resulting in glitches and repetitive patterns.

more pictures


December 15, 2010

trying out functionality of  o_a_o_d initiative, while working on some issues of my thesis project.

surreal potential of generative techniques in architecture is definitely underestimated.

shape is an isosurface around multiple particles moving in the perlin noise space. paneling(:)) scale and color results from the field characteristics as well. even though it’s rather cliche: agents, fields,panels etc, i think it’s nice to interact with…

aLittleBitMore refers to early practice of transparency and code sharing started most probably by Marc Fornes  in 2005 and then followed by very many designers and students. What it became recently seems to be a sign of very natural inertia of such systems. each follower tries to follow other followers. as a result there is a lot of  researchers investigating exactly the same thing: how to make panels on nurbs surface… no offense, i’m part of it.

it would be desirable to go a bit beyond this stagnation. seemingly there are related conclusions that people make globally resulting from exposure to the same stimuli:  music, movies, software somehow align trajectories of designers thinking. seeking uniqueness in that homogeneity becomes rather fruitless. What stays truly unique is the immediate context each of designers operates within. family, friends, local connections that can result in small commissions. deep knowledge about own territory resulting from long term observation that cannot be compared to browsing Mumbai climate data from London…

culture of sharing design methods connected with linking back their material results can not only help finding applications for crazy amount of investigations that currently stay only as pictures. it can offer feedback for designers, making them lead real researches.  furthermore it can inspire communities to use fresh design methods…

a lot of people currently talk about open design or work on systems enabling it. that’s why i’m so optimistic about it.



October 27, 2010

conclusion of this exercise: well known elements of architectural vocabulary like stairs, ramps and floors might be regarded as specific “stable” situations in a generative process. now it would be great to build a machine that would leave traces like that…



February 8, 2010

last december in lookAround workshop. these are simple machines we did during arduino tutorial. each one reacts slightly differently to its sensory inputs [vibration and light] and stimulates its neighbors to react in their own ways.

video by Johan Tali

fluid power.facade behavior

October 20, 2009

study of a changing facade pattern. building skin is meant to be its dynamic thermal mass [water-filled elastic containers].  process of thermal regulation [internal and external heat gains redistribution] becomes an important aspect of building form. would it be possible to generalize this approach?