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COMPLEXITY

parametric design, architecture and art

IMAGE ABOVE: Jaime Eizaguirre remixed by Jaime Eizaguirre

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IMAGE ABOVE: Jaime Eizaguirre remixed by Jaime Eizaguirre

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IMAGE ABOVE: Jaime Eizaguirre remixed by Francesco Cingolani

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This post features a selection of contents from our tumblr complexitys.tumblr.com curated by Sébastien Perrault and Gaëtan Kohler for Hugh Dutton Associates.

IMAGE ABOVE / ORIGINAL LINK: complexitys.tumblr.com

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IMAGE ABOVE: 15 metros no son nada. Un abismo. Jaime Eizaguirre for La Ciudad Viva.

In the next few weeks we are featuring at complexitys.com an experimental work of a spanish architect and illustrator Jaime Eizaguirre.
The project, called HAND-DRAWING THE COMPLEXITY, consists of 3 weekly posts questioning the relation between hand drawing and complexity, that we architects are used to associate with digital drawing.
Here is a text in which Jaime explains his purposes.

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Photos chantiers

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AEM Urban Heating, 2000-2008 | Détail de l’enveloppe
Architecte : Buffi Associés
Client : AEM Torino
Mission Hugh Dutton Associés : Screen Design Consultant
Source image : flickr.com/hdaparis

Un rapide coup d’œil sur les productions des dernières années est suffisant pour constater ce statut particulier donné à la façade. Couleurs, motifs, nul doute que la tendance vient en rupture avec la simplicité de l’époque des modernes. Alors que devons-nous voir dans ces nouvelles pratiques ? Si nous faisons appel à nos connaissances en histoire de l’architecture, habiller les façades peut faire référence à l’ornement. Mais il est évident que les formes actuelles jouent sur un registre différent. Les sculptures et décorations localisées ne sont plus d’actualité, nous assistons plutôt à l’application de motifs répétés à l’infini, un processus qui n’est pas sans rappeler le mapping des logiciels de modélisation…

Un retour à l’ornement ? Non, je préférerai parler d’une remise en question de celui-ci, et donc de son adaptation au monde contemporain. Mais quel lien pouvons-nous tirer entre les nouveaux processus de conception et ce constat formel ?

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Image Open Energy. Real-Time Energy Behaviour Visualization. Fran Castillo.

Internet of Cities. City Data Sensing. Real-Time City.

We are currently engaged in exploring new models of dynamic cities.  In parallel to the evolution of the model “Internet of Things”, in which the micro computation is embedded in the design of objects, the model Internet of Cities is emerging: it consists in multiple interconnected layers – energy, mobility, information – as an example of one of its layers, the Internet of Energy. It proposes a new model of distributed generation and energy management based on info-energetic infrastructure. In the model, Internet of Cities, the computation is distributed in urban infrastructure, the deployment of sensing technology allows the monitoring of different urban, environmental, energy parameters. This technology produces a large amount of data (Big Data). The exploration and analysis of these data structures through the design of visualization systems (and interaction) which will allow us to reveal new dynamics of behavior in the city. Around the confluence between the city and data (Data Sensing City) emerges the concept Real-Time City, in which it explicits an evolutionary dimension, auto adaptive, dynamic in the informational systems that constitutes this new model of city, therefore citizens can change their patterns of behavior in relation to these information systems, creating a dynamic reconfiguration of the city.

How will it be, the evolution of cities in the Internet of Cities? Can Real-time City generate new forms of governance, participation, analysis and information management?

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HUGH DUTTON ASSOCIATES will participate in the MONA_LISA PAVILLION WORKSHOP and will give a lecture on Monday, 21st of Mai with the title PARAMETRIC DESIGN COMPLEX GEOMETRIES NEW TECHNOLOGIES. Thanks to Politecnico di Torino and Antonio Spinelli for inviting us to this event where we will also meet Andrea Graziano, an italian parametric designer who is also a very active member casino of the parametric network on the web. You can find below a draft of our presentation and an embed of Andrea Graziano”s lecture.

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Living City, Archigram, 1963
Source: vagueterrain.net

Les technologies numériques impactent de plus en plus notre vie quotidienne, et notamment nos pratiques de l’espace urbain. Les smartphones et autres devices nous permettent aujourd’hui d’ajouter une couche de données sur un espace physique, le plus souvent public. Ce grenier d’informations constitue une nouvelle base pour les analyses urbaines, mais il paraît trop souvent déconnecté de la réalité physique.

La notion de ville sensible donne une place primordiale à l’interface entre ces deux mondes. Cet article propose de revenir sur cette notion, depuis les premières théories initiées dans les années 1960 jusqu’aux processus de conception contemporains.

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Today we feature Open Energy Visualization by Fran Castillo.
The project is related to our recent researches about SMART HOUSINGREAL-TIME CITIES, and PARTICIPATORY SENSING

Open Energy aims to develop a platform to explore new systems of visualization and optimization for energy consumption, both in domestic and industrial environments.

The project has two dimensions: the first one, Energy Monitoring Device, investigates open hardware devices for monitoring power consumption and the second one, Open Energy Visualization (Data Visualization / Augmented Reality App – photo above), which explores new ways of real-time visualization power consumption in domestic environments.

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