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S.3 Aggregation space

Introduction Wildlife awareness is an extremely relevant subject of study. Wild animals and forests form part of the vital natural resources of a country and as such, all the components of forests are categorized under Wildlife. From time immemorial forest resources have been a source of human sustenance. They are home to the most amazing … Read more

Commercial 3D printing in concrete

Theory of Structural Materials: Commercial 3D printing in concrete Faculty: Prof Jane Burry Faculty Co-presenter: Dr Sascha Bohnenberger Thesis Technological innovation has always been an important part in the advancement of architecture, allowing new tools to solve current problems in the design industry. The 20th century showed us the great mechanical properties that concrete is … Read more

Chronotope of the non-place

Aggregation-oriented, Extinction Museum, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. Concept The extensive environmental deterioration and the extinction of countless animal species have been attributed to the Anthropocene period, a geological epoch that represents the tremendous impact that human activity has had on the Earth’s ecosystems and climate. Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt explore the … Read more

LIFE TRAJECTORY_Wildlife Museum Design

Design Description: This design attempts to find interesting possibilities for architectural design through an experimental approach. Particle systems can simulate the trajectory and direction of biological activity. By artificially adding some constraints and particle behavior guidance to the site analysis, an architectural form is finally formed from the bottom up by relying on the spontaneous … Read more

Material Ecology

Introduction Neri Oxman has described Material Ecology as being at the intersection of Computation Design, Additive Manufacturing, Materials Engineering and Synthetic Biology.  It is more than simple biomimicry as the process is collaborative in nature. Her lab focuses on the symbiosis of microorganisms, our bodies, our products and even our buildings. In order to better … Read more

THE OUTPOST

Inspiration – Treehouses The project was inspired by treehouses which are generally associated with forests. The idea was to minimize the intervention of the forest as much as possible by occupying very less forest area per unit. Concept The circles have been manipulated to form a shell structure upon which fins are added to give … Read more

Anguis

WILDLIFE MUSEUM FOR AGNANO CRATOR, NAPLES, ITALY This new wildlife museum has a main purpose to raise awareness about wild animal species extinction. The site is inside the picturesque Agnano crater in Naples, Italy. The crater mostly forest with a lake at the base and is used today as a place of recreation and hiking. … Read more

A Route to Extinction

Broadening the perspective: An organism interacting with its environment. Sounds simple but life itself influences the atmosphere and nothing impacts life on earth today more than humanity does: explore that relationship between mankind and our environment.

Twisting into Shape

What do you get if you combine an umbrella with a funnel? A Fumbrella of course! Combining the idea of using an umbrella coupled with a water collecting funnel to create a Fumbrella. This new urban infrastructure is parametric in that it opens and closes according to both solar radiation and rainfall. It is well … Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR BENGALURU

LOCATION : BENGALURU, INDIAKOPPEAN CLIMATE : Aw (TROPICAL WET & DRY CLIMATE) CLIMATE ANALYSIS Bengaluru has become hotter than it used to be 2 decades ago. Now we see temperature reaching above 40*c. The temperature starts getting hotter from March and reaches its peak in mid April and once the SW monsoon hits the coast … Read more

Peaceful Parasites

A Structural Analysis of Urban Lego Peaceful Parasites is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and focuses on stitching back a scared urban landscape created by the conflicts of the recent troubles. It re-imagines a use of the existing dividing walls to create a more cohesive future. The structural analysis follows a four step process. Step … Read more

Escape

ITALY, LOCATED CLOSE TO THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE EURASIAN AND AFRICAN PLATE IS A VOLCANICALLY ACTIVE COUNTRY, CONTAINING THE ONLY ACTIVE VOLCANOES IN THE MAINLAND EUROPE.VESUVIUS, GENERALLY CHARACTERISED BY EXPLOSIVE ERUPTIONS IS CLOSE TO THE PROPOSED SITE TO THE EAST OF NAPLES. CONCEPT THE BASIC FORM OF THE STRCTURE IS INSPIRED BY THE FORM OF … Read more

Roman Village

The project’s objective is to design a wildlife museum in the crater of a volcano in Pozzuoli, near Naples, using one of the computational methodologies learned in the Complex Forming class. In this case, aggregation is the chosen method using the Wasp plugin in grasshopper. CONCEPT DESIGN Concept inspired by the nearby ruins of Pompeii … Read more

Walk with Me

Walk with Me is a form finding project for a Wildlife Museum Concept in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. The design is motivated by the landscape of the site. The park makes a special movement on the surface, becomes a pit, and offers a variety of paths. Circulation is an important part of museum design. The link … Read more

Mission Critical Materials

If all architects and engineers saw the development of our projects as the aerospace industry does, we would begin to see many projects incredibly optimized for their use in structural, environmental, etc. Terms. In recent years we have experienced an increase in space exploration. Because technology has become more democratized, more simulations and experiments can … Read more

The Power of Simulating People

In recent years, the built environment industry has been significantly affected, with the issue of adequate ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) rising to prominence. In order to ensure the safety of their occupants and the general public, buildings such as schools, restaurants, offices, and others are putting in a lot of effort to adjust … Read more

Simulating Personas

Introduction Human behavior has a significant impact on building energy performance and is often overlooked in favor of upgrading systems or technology. Building simulations often rely on deterministic models, but these models can be inaccurate due to the variability of human behavior. Stochastic models allow for more flexibility in assumptions and predict a range of … Read more

Light and the Nordic city

Around 60°N latitude, where several Nordic capitals—including Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki—are located, daylight plays a special role in the daily lives of their inhabitants. There is a large seasonal variation in daylight from  long summer days up to 19 hours of daylight to long dark winters with less than 6 hours. The opposite occurs in … Read more

Vision of Alliesthesia

Definition The link between thermal pleasure and thermal acceptability is referred to as alliesthesia. It implies that adaptability, asymmetries, and transient conditions are among the subjective variables that affect people’s perceptions of thermal comfort in addition to objective parameters like temperature, humidity, and air velocity. The design and assessment of thermal comfort in buildings and … Read more

UTIL_HUTS

THEORETICAL LENSEUtil_huts examines the ubiquities of traditional concrete design, construction and supply chain methods through the research and development of a design tool for backcountry safety huts in Iceland. This tool uses techniques in machine learning, parametric design and structural simulation to explore the architectural possibilities of cement mortar mixtures with basalt aggregates, also known … Read more

Material reuse and upcycling

Construction waste In today’s world architects are facing a massive challenge. This challenge is called resource crisis. According to the European commission, construction industry is responsible for almost a third of worlds total waste and at least 40% of worlds CO2 emission. A big role plays a use of concrete, which main component, cement, is … Read more

SOUND ENERGY THEORY

As the world continues to look for alternatives of sources to feed its insatiable appetite for energy while reducing reliance on fossil fuels, a new source may lie in an unexpected place: the Sounds around us. Investigations into Sound Energy have been ongoing for many years, but the use of sound as a Source of … Read more

Bio-Inspired Structures

How can a building embody the principles of evolution? This project explores the use of cellular autonomy as a form generator. The principle of cellular autonomy allows for the creation of complex forms Video