Posts Tagged ‘imaginary’

ginger 2.0

May 28, 2013

along with other ‘speculative apps’ [check this post for more info] comes “ginger”.  it’s a mixture of 3d feedback drawing and browsing for patterns within comb-like filtered noise space [similar to gaudism ]

this preview focuses on the rendering method i developed recently – per vertex fake ambient occlusion used for shifting local hue, saturation and brightness values. at the moment almost ridiculously slow, but gives me hope to introduce techniques of creating depth borrowed from watercolour painting.. kind of.

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and just to keep the proper amount of geekiness – here is a screencast from the app:

much more on the ‘speculative apps’ topic very soon

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gaudism

March 17, 2013

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Gaudism is about my two catalonian idols [rather obvious…] and another take on ‘shape as record’ methodology i’m developing over last two years. This generative-hand-made hybrid lets one playfully explore catenary structure principles as well as browse through interferences of field intensities. These behaviors are recorded as a shape.

here is a screencast from the app. notice different masses indicated by circles of different sizes.

https://sketchfab.com/show/7DEBA9IPoF8o3d4De668L9HdzDC

and here is a more refined, interactive 3d model

 

credits: this work is heavily inspired by Axel Kilian’s catenary project [ http://designexplorer.net/newscreens/cadenary/june2/index.html ] and would not be possible without Pierre Charalambos and Karsten Schmidt

snow crash

February 26, 2012

further exploration of effects resulting from scale alteration: oscilating patterns of bz reaction as well as color interferences become more readible. it is as well evident, that this is just a sample within a bounding box.

 

byzantine geology

February 15, 2012

emerging building techologies seem to bring architecture back to it’s geological roots. it’s made for peer-troglodytes appreciating the byzantine beauty of digital sedimentation.

technical info/credits: obj exporter by muehlseife.de, luxrender, blender, toxiclibs

more info and pics on flickr

hackerspaces//superheroschools

February 8, 2012

taking the idea of open-source communities becoming visible and contributing to the large scale material culture a little further:

if we can create objects, movies and small scale instalations entirely based on microdonations, would it be possible to seriously think of crowd-financed buildings?  distributed investments oriented towards community goals?

maybe there is already a totaly new economy enabling architecture and therefore completely new audience… or the other way around.

if architecture mirrors existing power structures and creates spatial order representing socio-political hierarchies, it’s worth investigating how could it look like and how would it be made in these new circumstances.

this is a first sketch for a large hub in berlin, based on noInput sketches and fusion series shapes. refering to Woods’s “berlin free zone” project, it proposes diverse, yet indetermined spaces requiring creative effort in order to be inhabited. one cannot move in with old furniture:)

more photos on flickr. this is a beginning of a series. comming soon.

noInput

March 29, 2011

mistakes in communication, compression glitches and all sorts of digital errors might be regarded as failures,

but looked upon carefully they unfold generative and imaginary potential.

inspired by Tsuyoshi Kusano, Dali’s late experiments [Tuna Fishing] and Marko Ciciliani’s music.

flickr set

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

aLittleBitMore

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.

app+code

shape/memory#4

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…

app+code

toxiclibs showreel 2010

October 13, 2010

toxi makes one more step towards redefining how architects [and other digitally-creative people] might work very soon. tiny but beautiful.

 

shape/memory

June 20, 2010

one of my obsessions: linking what i learned from my masters  ( Masahiro Miva, toxi, S.Lem) and imagining ways of constructing (both conceptually and physically)  inhabitable environments.

form is understood as a record of a game between collaborating individuals.hope that leads towards more efficient understanding of formal activities then the current, representation based approaches.

BCL workshops running

May 27, 2010

http://www.openprocessing.org/collections/?collectionID=215

http://www.urbanstrategies.at/

Hong Kong Porn

May 20, 2010

Recent collaboration with Steven Ma. We are an odd couple i have to say… 2nd prize… anyways:)

Competition results here.

 

team:Steven Ma (leading member), Wendy Fok, Dominik Strzelec

surrealist biology

December 10, 2009

study of the behavior of an imaginary ecosystem: schelling’s model leaving trace[drawing map]. brightness value triggers expansion [agent system]. it’s a study of system dynamics similar to Batty[2007]. i just wouldn’t search for relevance of such simulations in their measurable properties. instead they are great to feed planners imagination and/or understanding.

this animation is a part of investigation of systems behavior, hopefully leading towards creative and direct urbanism.

ginger section

November 29, 2009

sectional logic of an imaginary plant.

starting exercise of a larger industrial-objects-energy-cycles-insight system development.

particles+springs[traer.physics]+volumeutils[toxiclibs]