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PARAMETRIC DESIGN

parametric design, architecture and art

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.

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Parametric Design Workshop Leipzig

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”.

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Today we introduce Alessandro Carabini – @xybale, a new guest author for complexitys. Alessandro (on the photo above during a bike trip) is a young and talented designer “looking for innovation at the intersection of People, Technologies and Architecture”. We met him at the 1st Open Drink at superbelleville coworking about social parametric research. Alessandro is also lauching with Hugh Dutton Associates the reaction workshop about smart cities and computational design that will be held in Paris in July ( more info soon on this blog :) Here is an introductory text by Alessandro. Enjoy!

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In this post we feature one of the work of visual artist Alex Dragulescu called SPAM ARCHITECTURE. These images are generated by a computer program that accepts as input, junk email. Various patterns, keywords and rhythms found in the text are translated into three-dimensional modeling gestures.

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Le 15 mai prochain, architectes et startups se rencontrent en occasion de FUTURE ARCHITECTURE NIGHT (FAN) pour évoquer le futur de l’architecture. Nous avons suivi et participé à l’organisation de cet événement qui, pour la première fois à Paris, va rassembler les mondes de l’innovation et de l’architecture à la Cantine, un espace de coworking très influent pour l’innovation et les nouvelles technologies en France.

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Michael Najjar's High Altitude photo superposed with Dow Jones chart

Michael Najjar’s High Altitude photo superposed with Dow Jones chart

For architects design and architecture are tools to shape the world and make of it a more beautiful and more comfortable place to live in, so we think it is very important to ask ourselves : Is our world being shaped by algorithms or by us? This question arose a few days ago during an exchange between me and Gaëtan at Hugh Dutton Associates. After watching the talk below “How algorithms shape our world” by Kevin Slavin [ENGLISH with FRENCH subtitles - 15 minutes] Gaëtan asked : “Is that what we really want?”

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Comme evoqué dans notre article de la semaine dernière et comme déclaré dans notre page about, ce blog est pour HDA principalement une plateforme d’échange. On est très heureux de recevoir des commentaires ou des mails de la part de nos lecteurs avec des questions ou des demandes d’approfondissement.  Souvent, par ce dialogue, nous finissons par apprendre nous-même des nouvelles choses, des nouveaux projets et des nouvelles pistes de recherche. C’est le cas de notre échange récent avec Borha, une étudiante de l’école d’architecture de Nantes qui nous contacte pour nous demander des références d’architecture paramétrique et network thinking en relation à la participation citoyenne.

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“Pourquoi votre agence tient un blog?” est une question qu’on nous pose de plus en plus. Et c’est une question pertinente. Il faut toujours savoir ce que l’on cherche quand on publie sur le web. Ceci est important pour diriger ses énergies et les optimiser, d’autant plus que concevoir, administrer, éditer et coordonner un blog est un travail qui demande beaucoup de temps et un investissement non négligeable en ressources humaines.

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Universal Joint (Jonathan Chertok) presented the results of his ongoing research at the poster session of Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012 Conference held at Centre Pompidou Center in Paris in collaboration with Aurelien Lemonier, Curator of Architecture Department at MNM-CCi and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. This work is the result of a hybrid design build practice based out of Austin, Texas and the research began in 1998 with a project that involved the digital recreation of a classical mathematical model collection housed in Goettingen, Germany.

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IMAGE ABOVE: Axial map of the central area of London, created to analyze the paths inside the city

At Hugh Dutton Associates we have recently worked on the relationship between parametric design and urban planning. Last year we coordinated the workshop Smart Cities in Turin and we published on this blog some studies about Participatory Sensing and Urban Data Visualization by Sara Alvarellos and Fran Castillo. Today we share an academic research by Andrea Galli, a young architect we met in Turin on the occasion of our lecture PARAMETRIC DESIGN /// COMPLEX GEOMETRIES /// NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

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