parametric design, architecture and art

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In the last month, we’ve often read about Politecnico di Milano and its recent activities, especially in field of innovation and technologies.

We have already talked in this blog about the Urban Hybridization conference about hybrid public spaces, organized by prof. Fabrizio Zanni, and we would like to talk today about an interesting project called DECODE.

The 22nd of June, the project has been presented at Politecnico by the two founders, Luca Dal Cerro and Valerio Bonora, during a conference specifically dedicated to innovative technologies for the construction industry.

The conference, organized by Prof. Ingrid Paoletti and Elena Magarotto [Building Environment Science and Technology Department], was a presentation of current state of the art methods in innovative design and construction technologies, focusing on all aspects linked to projects, industrial processes and scientific research, highlighting the fruitful synergies.



Modèle Rhinoceros (image du dessus) et Modèle Straus7 (image du dessous)
images: HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés
projet: Philarmonie de Paris, arch: Jean Nouvel

Comme nous avons déjà introduit jeudi dernier, le processus  de conception que nous développons dans l’agence  s’appuie sur des aller-retours constants entre différents outils de travail. Les logiciels de dessin 3D (Rhinoceros, Autocad), les croquis, les maquettes physiques, les logiciels de calcul de structures (Straus7), les outils de paramétrisation (RhinoScript, Grasshopper et API de Straus7) sont ainsi utilisés simultanément. Chacun de ces instruments représentent des modèles capables à la fois de simuler la réalité et de provoquer – stimuler – le processus créatif.



We have already talked about Mårten Nettelbladt as a very interesting researcher on topics of complex geometries, and specifically the topic of developable surfaces.

His website, “Omkrets arkitektur”, and his blog The Geometry of Bending should be a reference for all those who are interested in the developability of surfaces, and in general for those who are trying to create and construct complex forms.