We replicate in December the advanced computational design workshop DESIGN by DATA organised by Hugh Dutton Associés with Francesco Cingolani and in partnership with La Gâité Lyrique, a center dedicated to digital cultures in Paris. In the first edition of the workshop, in July, we welcomed participants from France, Australia, UK and Canada. We share in this post some of the outputs produced during the workshop and some videos of the design process of the CLIMATE RIBBON™, used in the workshop as the main case study.READ MORE
This morning when I arrived at HDA I found a lot of interesting books on my table selected by Sébastien Perrault, Mitsu Edwards and other collaborators of the team. At the office these books are used as reference and source of inspiration. They might be helpful to some of our readers so here is a quick presentation with a full online versions of 2 of them.
You can find more references on the reading list of HDA on tumblr:
We are releasing today our first official press-kit of the CLIMATE RIBBON™, an architectural feature designed by Hugh Dutton Associates for Swire Properties and architects Arquitectonica’s new Brickell City Centre development in Miami. The design of the CLIMATE RIBBON is a response to the climate performance parameters and the architectural form is therefore an expression of them.READ MORE
1. Blogger, researcher, artist, coder, architect…how would you describe and define your job and your projects?
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ― Albert Einstein.
It’s hard for me to describe and define myself and my activity, especially in the last years. I would consider myself as a modern explorer, a person who really likes to imagine future possibilities (from science to philosophy, from art to biology) and to connect the acquired dots on a map (resources, people, skills, technologies, tools) to design new potential trajectories.READ MORE
“I call architecture frozen music.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.READ MORE
In this video Stephen Owens (Swire Properties Inc), Bernardo Fort-Brescia (Arquitectonica) and Hugh Dutton (Hugh Dutton Associates) tell the story of the design of the Brickell City Centre in Miami and especially the vision behind the CLIMATE RIBBON™, an architectural feature combining precision engineering and environmental design with an elegant sculptural form.READ MORE
IMAGE ABOVE: average sun vectors reaching shops
If you have been recently following our activities on facebook or twitter, you may have heard about our design for the CLIMATE RIBBON™ in Miami, a project we develop for Swire Properties Ltd., with the main architects Arquitectonica and wind specialists RWDI.
The vision behind the project is now becoming reality and it’s a pleasure to share the details of the design process via this blog.
Sebastian Perrault of Hugh Dutton Associates will be one of the tutor of the 4th Parametric Design workshop taking place in Leipzig from 5th to 9th December 2013.
The workshop is an initiative of UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMY AND CULTURE IN LEIPZIG (HTWK) initiated in summer 2009 as “a venue for international students of architecture, engineering and design to develop techniques for generative algorithms and iterative optimisation of design solutions”.READ MORE