Can music data be frozen into architecture?

August 27, 2015By Francesco CingolaniArchitecture, Computational Design No Comments

Jan Henrik Hansen is a Zurich-based architect/artist/designer who turns (time-based) music into (space-based) physical sculptures and architectural structures. Jan is an architect with background in music and he has been teaching and researching with well-known professors Gramazio & Kohler. The work of Jan Henrik Hansen strives to transform parameters of musical notes and rythms into forms and volumes in … Read More

Homeostatic Patterns

August 26, 2015By Alessio ErioliArchitecture, Computational Design No Comments

Homeostasis is the condition where a system reaches a dynamic balance: biologi- cal systems exhibit typical self-regulatory dynamics for morphogenetic processes that thrive on matter’s self-organization capacity through which it exhibits hierarchy and organization and which is responsible for the optimization processes that guide the efficient use of energy. Opti- mization is aimed to achieve … Read More

Emergent Reefs

August 25, 2015By vernon3D Printing, Architecture No Comments

The purpose of Emergent-Reefs is to establish, through computational design strategies and machine-based fabrication, seamless relationships between three different aspects of the architectural process: generation, simulation and construction, with the intent of exploiting the expressive and tectonic potential of D-Shape technology for underwater reef formations as a design response to coastal erosion. Starting from a … Read More

Intensive Aesthetics/Intensive Surfaces

August 25, 2015By Alessio ErioliComputational Design No Comments

“There is a tight interrelation among culture, language and the physical substratum they are connected with. We store and transmit information through patterns, defined as sequences in space and time; this general framework encompasses cultural and material processes: patterns are made of matter, energy and information, which is flowing as an embedded property and not … Read More

“NERO” Add-on for Grasshopper/Rhino3D

August 25, 2015By Domenico Di SienaComputational Design No Comments

Discover the first release of free and open source add-on of NERO | Networking Environmental Robotics is online on  Food4Rhino. NERO is a collaborative project lead by Noumena with the aim to develop systems and tools to translate different environmental conditions into data. As a part of this research, we present our first add-on “NERO” (V 0.6.2 beta)  plug … Read More

RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015

August 22, 2015By Domenico Di SienaComputational Design No Comments

Discover the winners of the RESHAPE15 | wearable technology competition 2015. This competition has been established to promote research, education and production of digital ideas. The goal is to activate a prolific exchange of knowledge and information for the growth of an entire community joined by the love for innovation. According to selection criteria, the Jury, formed by experts of fashion design, … Read More

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

August 17, 2015By Domenico Di SienaBiodesign, Robotics No Comments

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the beginning and end dates of various sales promotions and weekly profits, the crucial data may not be the dates themselves … Read More