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CASE FOR INNOVATION:01.00 Architecture as Discourse 01.01 State of the art projects 01.02 Personal work02.00 Computation in Architecture03.00 Parametric DesignCase for Innovation conclusion
RESEARCH PROJECT CUT:04.00 Develope- Scope of Possiblities (Input/Associate/Output Matrix)05.00 Develope-Reverse-Engineered Case Study06.00 Fabricate-Material Effects07.00 Fabricate-Assembly MethodResearch Project ConclusionExpression of Interest ConclusionLearning Objectives and Outcomes: Interim
01.00 ARCHITECTURE AS DISCOURSEArchitecture need to be though of less as a set of special material products and rather more as range of social and professional practices [...]. Above all, architecture needs to be analysed as discourse.-Rampley, Exploring Visual Culture: Definations, Concepts, Contextx (2005) p.103
Dalian International Conference Center /coop himmelb(l)au
Dalian international conference center in China, designed by In-ternational architectural firm coop himmelb(l)au is a building consists of floating spaces and soft surfaces. It has a public zone at ground level, shopping and exhibition facilities directly connected to the conference center. The actual performance and conference spaces are situated at 15 m above the entrance hall. The grand theater has a capacity of 1,600 seats and a stage tower, directly op-posite of a flexible conference hall for 2,500 seats, is positioned at the core in the center of the building.
Architecture as Sign
The urbanistic task for the design of the Dalian International Confer-ence Center is to create an instantly recognizable landmark of the urban development in Dalian as a port, trade, industry and tourism city. Situated at the terminal point of the future extension of the main city axis, the center will be anchored as its focal point in the mental land-scape of the international commu-nity.
architecture is as much a philosophical, social or professional realm as it is a material one, and it is through the consideration of architecture as discourse that one can engage with it as visual culture -Rampley, Exploring Visual Culture: Definations, Concepts, Contextx (2005) p.103
Evelyn Grace Academy /Zaha Hadid Architects
The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth, designed by Zaha Hadid Architec.This Academy presents itself as an open, transparent and welcoming addition to the communitys local urban regeneration process.The external shared spaces, in order to generate a setting that encourages interaction, are treated in a man-ner of layering creating informal social and teaching spaces at various levels based on the convergence of multiple functions.
The interior is a more convincing spatial experience, with curving corridors and volumetric variations.
The strategic use of glass and lighting creates a sophisticated interior, layered and not a word I would expect to associate with Zahas cool geometric approach lovable.-Will Hunter 173 Evelyn Grace Academy. Architectural Review, The. FindArticles.com. April 2012.
Winner of Britains most prestigious architectural award Stirling Prize 2011
Relation to Wyndham city: The Gateway project could use glass and lighting to create sophisticated and exciting experience through layer-ing of materials.
THE BOATHOUSE /Jaevon (personal work)
Architectue as Experience
The boathouse focuses on the circulation of the building through a series of journeys and sequences. Alvaro Siza often put emphasis on how one approaches his building, whether through articu-lated entrance or directional paths. For this building, one could walk from the gravel pavement and then to the white concrete stairs which directs visitor to walk through a pathway with a 7-metre plain white wall on each side. It restricts the view of visitors so that when one walks to the end of the pathway, wide beautiful pan-oramic scenery will be seen.
The Boathouse was a building designed with reference to the design styles of Alvaro Siza.The Boathouse is a two-storey build-ing separated by a 3 meter wide pathway. It consists of a cafe, restaurant, bar, boat storage and boat hire counter.
02.00 Computation in Architecture
the implication of lower-level computing programming (scripting) as it becomes more widely taken up and more confidently embedded into the design process
There is a growing interest in computation in architecture as it saves up more time andallow multiple changes and manipulation of data easily. Such technique of design is exciting as form is driven by the data input. Thus, the result might be something out of our expectations.
One should also realize the difference between computation and computerization as mentioned in lecture.
The dominant mode of utilizingcomputers in architecture todayis that of computerization; entitiesor processes that are alreadyconceptualized in the designersmind are entered, manipulated,or stored on a computer system.In contrast, computation orcomputing, as a computer-baseddesign tool, is generally limited.
Terzidis, Kostas (2006). AlgorithmicArchitecture (Boston, MA: Elsevier), p. xi
A hybrid approach was therefore developed allow-ing aspects from different design approaches to be utilised simultaneously. The setting up of paramet-ricmodels allows a distinction of hard andsoft con-straints of which soft parameters can be dynamically controlled and the design sensitivity explored.
Such an approach enables presentationof results in a form which the designer canusefully interact with and interrogate, andon which strategic design decisions can bebased. This establishes analysis as a truedesign tool rather than simply forming theproduction of results.
The screenshots of the firms SMARTSizer software illustrate interactive control of structural optimisation parameters. The potential dynamic modification of optimisationcriteria means that the de-signer can feel the structural response and behaviour of the design.
The rapid development of parametricdesign tools, their ease of use and nowcontinuing widespread adoption throughoutthe industry is transforming the waydesigns are created.
Scunthorpe Sports Academy,Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, 2011
This is of particular relevance in the context of todays shift from task-specific computer numeri-cally controlled (CNC) machines to more generic industrial robotsin the building sector. - Menges ,Special Issue: Material Computation: Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design, Volume 82, 2012, pg 44 ChapterJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The development of a generative computational process based on the morphological principles of the plate skel-eton of echinoids enabled the design and robotic manu-facturing of a modular system that only uses extremely thin (6.5-millimetre/-inch) plwood sheets.
The pavilion is thus both economical to build and ma-terially highly efficient, while at the same time providing an enriched spatial extension of the universitys central public square.- Menges ,Special Issue: Material Computation: Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design, Volume 82, 2012, pg 44 ChapterJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Unlike traditional lightweight construction, which can only be applied to load optimized shapes, this new design prin-ciple can be applied to a wide range of custom geometry.
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2011
03.00 Parametric Design
At its core, parametric modelling introduces a single new idea. Re-late the parts together and defer to the system the task of keepingparts so related.
Woodbury, Robert, Shane Williamson,and Philip Beesley (2006). ParametricModelling as a Design Representation in Architecture: A Process Account,Crossing Design Boundaries, CDEN 2006, 3rd CDEN/RCCI International Design Conference
vWe are beginning to recover a certain philosophicalrespect for the inherent morphogenetic potential ofall materials. And we may now be in a position tothink about the origin of form and structure, not assomething imposed from the outside on an inertmatter, not as a hierarchical command from aboveas in an assembly line, but as something that maycome from within the materials, a form that wetease out of those materials as we allow them tohave their say in the structures we create.
The structure is more than just a visually attractive piece of urban furniture, however. Used for scientific research, it is unrivalled in its innovative features and the manner in which it links various disciplines. -Detail magazine 22.03.2012
This innovative structure demonstrates the latest developments in material-oriented computational design, simulation, and production processes in architecture. The result is a bending-active structure made entirely of extremely thin, elastically-bent plywood strips.
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2010
The structural analysis model forms the foundation for all fur-ther steps: the structural calcula-tions in the process of coiling up the flat strips by means of finite element analysis (FEA), and the robotic production of the ele-ments and their exact positioning on site.
The computational design model is based on embedding the relevant material behavioral features in parametric principles. These parametric dependencies were defined through a large number of physical experiments focusing on the measurement of deflections of elastically bent thin plywood strips. Based on 6400 lines of code one integral compu-tational process derives all rel-evant geometric information and directly outputs the data required