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Merging with the nature

Concept For the final exercise in complex forming we were asked to developed a museum for wildlife by using one of the concepts introduced during the 1st term. We choose to work with VOXELISATON. Methodological Approach to Design and Form-Finding Our project commenced with a systematic approach, encompassing several critical stages: Pseudo Code – Structural … Read more

Evaluate Your City

Concept The purpose of the app was to help with viewing and researching information on different types of amenities (like parks, playgrounds, etc.) near selected locations, based on the available OSM data. It’s based on Grasshopper script that is sent to Rhino Compute and visualized on the web using three.js. Grasshopper base The script is … Read more

Formfinding for Wildlife museum

The concept basically underlines the spatial arrangement of the museum. The path starts from the narrow entrance, leads to the main exhibition place with wide surface area and multifloor level. Further, the exhibition space has a large opening which faces the whole structure. The computational flow starts from assigning a polyline which illustrates the flow. … Read more

Timber Lattice System – A Tale of Cairo’s Rooftops

This research aims to explore the application of timber lattice systems on roofs in Cairo, Egypt. Before delving into the project itself, a thorough review of relevant references was essential for a better understanding of the system. The building analyzed was the Sunny Hills Cake Shop, designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Characterized by a … Read more

Hexagonal Segmented Timber Shell

Render of our proposal from outside

Structural System Description Segmented timber shells take advantage of the structural performance of double curved surfaces formed from hex-dominant panels. Traditionally these have been formed from concrete, but recent advances in engineered timber materials, parametric design and precision robotic fabrication have seen the development of this structural system in the last 10 years. Examples include … Read more

Timber Grid-shell

Our architectural focus centers around timber grid-shells as typology. Our examination encompasses the construction process, requisite joinery techniques, and a specific emphasis on location-dependent fabrication considerations. Our reference point, the Savill Garden, serves as a model from which we gain insights into their system, construction methodology, and the integration of edge beams with the shell. … Read more

Timber Kagome Structure

Kagome Timber Structure

We investigated the Nine Bridges Country Club by Shigeru Ban as a case study project and found appropiate similarites within the Kagome pattern manifested in Thai culture predominantly in the weavings of carriers and baskets. The site we are investigating is an abandoned Railway Network Factory and is located at the next to Makkasan Airport … Read more

Bamboo Bundling

Computational Process Flow for Bamboo Structure Computational Process Flow for Parametrization of Multiple Systems Structural Diagrams- Load Application and Structural Systems Other Bamboo Iterations Constructive Details and System Materialization Site Implementation MACRO SCALE Material Traceback Architectural Drawings 3D AXONOMETRIC DIAGRAM RENDERED IMAGES

Timber Weaving

Reference Project: Our research included several realized projects that are characterized by their innovative timber constructions: For our project we aimed to unite the monolithic integrity of the mosque and the clubhouse with the free forms of the Centre Pompidou to create a unique architectural identity. Project DescriptionWe decided on a project in ?skenderun, Turkey. … Read more

Architectural explorations of dendriforms

Concept From historic times, dendridorms have been used as architectural inspiration. At first, they were just used for aesthetics, but soon they were used as a prototype of biomimicry. Our study is based on one of such examples, where the biomechanics principles of minimizing energy expenditure have been used to minimize the path of load transfer, … Read more

Timber Lattice System

Adaptive and Modular Lattice Structure in Makoko, Lagos This project investigates a lattice topology constructed with timber elements. Through optimization and site selection a modular and adaptive system was generated for the chosen location. STATE OF THE ART The chosen reference projects emphasize on specific grid formations, element size and direction, density and interlocking joinery. … Read more

Voxelization via Truncated Tetrahedrons

The design concept is born from the path of exploration, which starts at the terrain, fluctuates on the site and lake, and ends at the terrain again. Along the path, the program nodes act as attractor points to the path, and allow the user the explore the nature. The program starts with the entrance, auditorium, … Read more

Wildlife Museum

The Concept Extinction plays an important role in the evolution of life because it opens opportunities for new species to emerge. The project represents the evolution of species starting from the see, then adapting and moving inland, and later taking to the sky. Form Finding and Iterations The form is derived from the main path … Read more

Timber Showroom in Trento, IT

Timber Showroom in Trento The Project investigates generative design approaches for optimizing timber construction Systems on both The Support’s level (Tree structure that distributes puncture forces and achieves wider spans) and the Slab’s level (generative Timber Slab reinforcement that follows the Principle Moment Lines generated from FE simulations on pre-given Supports). The objective of the … Read more

Modular Bamboo

Cusco Social Housing I Peru Bamboo, a fast-growing and renewable material, is often used in various construction applications due to its strength, durability, and sustainability. In a modular context, we are especially interested in creating a multiple-floor building with stacked bamboo structure. We focus on creating a building system which can be prefabricated and assembled … Read more

Ascending Gallery

Ascending Gallery is a Wildlife conservation Museum to raise awareness about wild animal species extinction. This project is a dedicated exploration of mathematical surfaces within architecture, emphasizing their integration into natural landscapes. Set in the beautiful natural setting in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy that served as a profound inspiration, the project delves into the intricate geometry … Read more

Wildlife Museum

The Concept Extinction plays an important role in the evolution of life because it opens opportunities for new species to emerge. The project represents the evolution of species starting from the see, then adapting and moving inland, and later taking to the sky. Form Finding and Iterations The form is derived from the main path … Read more

Inverting the Guggenheim – A wildlife museum

Drawing inspiration from our site’s location in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy, our concept revolves around crafting a continuous journey that symbolizes history through the exhibition spaces. This approach fosters a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding context, effectively erasing the boundaries between the interior and exterior environments by bringing nature into the space. Our computational methodology can … Read more

In The Shadows

Exploration of Building Envelope under Shaded areas and connecting them to generate Final Form of Geometry, and Merge the Building form within surrounding natural environment. Design Concept – Site Design Concept Illustration – Swarm Intelligence Computational Design Workflow – Ant Algorithm Form Finding Process (Base Parameters) Form Finding Process (Swarm to Form) Form Finding Process … Read more

Wildlife Museum – Minimal Surface

Design concept and system The central theme of my design is rooted in the principles of minimal surfaces. This concept laid the foundation for our project. Aiming for a design that captures the essence of fluid dynamism, I chose to incorporate the principles of strange attractors to underpin the structure’s base. Additionally, I employed a … Read more

Hygroscopic Vaults

In the ever-evolving landscape of architectural innovation, the exploration of materials and construction techniques plays a pivotal role in shaping sustainable and efficient structures. This presentation delves into the fascinating realm of hygroscopic vaults, examining the transformative potential of wood in response to varying moisture content. Through an in-depth analysis of the hygroscopic behavior of … Read more