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PARAMETRIC DESIGN

parametric design, architecture and art


This post is the second of 4 posts that are going to be published weekly in the next Fridays about Digital manufacturing (fabbing) environments. In these posts I will share my research on fab labs, open innovation and smartcities, mainly in Europe and in Spain.

The second post is a result of the visit to the Fab Lab León on the 27th of December when Fab Lab León had just opened its doors to the general public. León is situated in the northwest of Spain. I am eager to share my interest for this node of the Fab Lab network.

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Invité par l”association Assaut Vert, nous allons tenir une conference d”architecture participative le mardi 27 mars, à 19h à l”Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles.

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This post is the first of 4 posts about Digital manufacturing (fabbing) environments that are going to be published weekly in the next 4 Fridays. In these posts I will share my research on fab labs, open innovation and smartcities, mainly in Europe and in Spain.

The first post is an overview about the emerging commons-based peer production ecosystem and start talking about fab labs and the Fab Lab network.

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This post is the last of four posts about Participatory Sensing (projects and research) that we have been publishing weekly on Fridays in January.
In this post I’m introducing the Air Quality Egg project which is currently in process. It is designed for measuring air quality levels and it is being developed collaboratively in an open process by people all around the world.

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This post is the third of four posts about Participatory Sensing (projects and research) that we are publishing weekly on Fridays.
In this post I’m introducing two participatory sensing projects designed for measuring air quality levels and developed from different motivations and contexts.

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Photo: Smart Building Workshop, Turin, coordinated by HDA © Jana Sebestova | fonte smartbuilding.oato.it

Nous avons évoqué, dans un premier article dédié au numérique en agence, que les acteurs de la conception sont distincts de ceux de la modélisation numérique. Cette dernière devient alors « pratique experte » à part entière.
Néanmoins, le terme « architecture numérique » renvoie à l’idée d’un entremêlement de ces pratiques. Comment « modélisation » et « conception » peuvent-elles se transformer en une activité hybride,  alors que leurs acteurs sont distincts?

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Extrait du film Metalosis Maligna de Floris Kaayk, relayé par les blogueurs Foscos Lucarelli et  Léopold Lambert

Dans les agences d’architecture qui revendiquent le recours à des techniques numériques, comment ces techniques sont-elles pratiquées? Par qui ? Quels liens entretiennent-elles avec la conception du projet?

Quand les agences intègrent le scripting ou la modélisation paramétrique à leur process, on remarque que, la plupart du temps, seul un petit groupe d’individus manient ces techniques. La modélisation numérique devient alors une pratique experte et une spécialité à part entière ; ses acteurs ne sont pas les mêmes que ceux qui conçoivent les projets.
Cependant, quand on parle d’« architecture numérique », modélisation et conception semblent entremêler jusqu’à se transformer l’une l’autre : elles semblent presque s’hybrider. Est-ce réellement le cas ? Modélisation et conception peuvent-elles s’hybrider même quand elles ne sont pas pratiquées par les mêmes acteurs? Comment ?
Il m’a semblé intéressant d’observer quelques unes de ces pratiques numériques, notamment celles qui impliquent la modélisation paramétrique.

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This post is the first of 4 posts about Participatory Sensing (projects and research) that are going to be published weekly for the next 4 Fridays.

In these posts I will share my research on participatory sensing, open data and smartcities that I started about 6 months ago.
The first post is about The data-citizen driven city project which I developed with César García, Jorge Medal and Sara Thomson on September 2011. With this project, produced by a multidisciplinary team consisting of an IT System Administrator, an Industrial Designer, an Artist and an Architect, I really started considering how data can empower communities and catalyze social change.

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PHOTO ABOVE: Dynamic Solar Shading sketch model. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010 / SOURCE : robofold.com

We often wrote in this blog about developability of complex surfaces.
In one of our post about geometries of bending I said:  developability is a key concept you have to understand if you are trying to construct very complex forms that are easy to draw but difficult to build.

But why? Because if you can develop a surface, then you can build it.
Now, robots from ROBOFOLD are saying something similar: if you can fold it, we can build it.

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