Learning Creative Learning

En février 2013, le MIT a expérimenté une version MOOC du Learning Creative Learning, un cours qui réinterroge les modes et outils d’enseignement en intégrant les bouleversements et possibles engendrés par internet.
Learning Creative Learning est porté par Mitchel Resnick or celui-ci est directeur du groupe de recherches Life Kindergarten Group. Le kinderGarten est un concept de jardin pour enfants développé au début du 19ème siècle par Friedrich Froebe, qui remettait en cause l’enseignement traditionnel d’un savoir unique, transmis de manière unidirectionnelle et homogène, pour valoriser au contraire un enseignement fondé sur le développement de la créativité individuelle, impliquant la réactivité par un accompagnement de l’enfant dans un cercle vertueux d’un apprentissage par l’expérimentation et le ludique.

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pyramide inversée

Pour l’exposition Traces
 de
 Peter 
Rice ( Centre Culturel Irlandais à Paris, jusqu’au 30 juin, entrée libre ), une des contribution de HDA a été la réalisation d’une maquette architecturale de la pyramide inversée du Louvre. Voici des belles photos du processus de réalisation et de l’installation de la maquette.

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HDA COWORKING
Dans ce blog, vous nous avez souvent entendu parler de coworking et espaces collaboratifs pour l’architecture. Mais pourquoi ce sujet est très interessant pour un atelier de design tel que Hugh Dutton Associés ? Voici un tentatif de reponse dans un texte basé sur l’article Révolution numérique et coworking : Vers une ville vaporeuse ? pour la plateforme DNArchi .

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wikihouse

 

IMAGE ABOVE: WikiHouse: Democratizing Architecture – source : www.publicinterestdesign.org/tag/alastair-parvin

 “We are moving to a future where the factory is everywhere and the design team is everyone.”  Alastair Parvin

It’s been almost a month since the first OUI SHARE FEST took place in Paris. It was a really interesting 3 days festival entirely dedicated to collaborative economy aiming to spread the knowledge and grow the global community of citizens, designers, makers, economists, politicians etc.

Along with well-known speakers, institutions and organizations, there was a collective of designer (or better a community) that truly couldn’t miss the appointment. And to be honest, they were the main reason to me for being there. If you are readers of this blog, you probably already know them. I’m talking about the World’s biggest design team, the WikiHouse platform.

Let me just spend few words to introduce them. “WikiHouse is an open source construction set. Its aim is to allow anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components, which can be assembled with minimal formal skill or training”. It is a non-profit project that adopts an inclusive approach and grows through the collaborative efforts of a community in an open-source culture.

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Background : DATA BABY by IBM

Background : DATA BABY by IBM

Mercredi soir, le 15 mai, une grande partie de l’èquipe de HDA était au vernissage de l’exposition “Traces de Peter Rice” alors que une autre partie intervenait à l’espace de coworking La Cantine dans le cadre de la Future Architecture Night. Ci-dessous on partage les supports de présentation que nous avons utilisé pour la mini-conference titré Architecture parametrique «The process is the product”.

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Cover of the book "A pattern language" by Christopher Alexander

Cover of the book “A pattern language” by Christopher Alexander

It often happens that the most significant and interesting contributions in a discipline such as architecture come through unusual routes of unlikely character. And very often the recognition of the person and appreciation of the value of its work comes late. Sometimes too late. But since the seed of a wonderful idea (rather than of a revolutionary theory) has been planted, even if it is ahead of its time, there is a sort of inevitability that will bring it to fruition.

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Montage architectural pour panneaux de verre pour LES DE LA CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE, PARIS. Dessin realisé par Hugh Dutton.

Montage architectural pour panneaux de verre pour LES SERRES DE LA CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L’INDUSTRIE, PARIS. Dessin realisé par Hugh Dutton.

En 2012, à l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de la mort de Peter Rice, nous avions annoncé la contribution de Hugh Dutton au livre Traces of Peter Riceaccompagné d’une exposition celebrant celui
 qui 
est 
considéré
 comme l’un
 des 
plus
 grands 
ingénieurs 
du 
20ème
 siècle.

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WORKSHOP / READ MORE

After weeks of discussions, brainstorming and details organizations, we are very very very happy to finally announce that Hugh Dutton Associates is the organizing partner of the REaction workshop about Smart Cities and Parametric Design. The workshop will be held on July 5th – 7th at SUPERBELLEVILLE coworking in Paris. You’ll find all the details and application form at superbelleville.org/reaction.

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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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SPAM / READ MORE

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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