Courtyard, Podium & Tower, and Row-house types all computationally massed from varying density & formal parameters (FSR, footprint coverage, offset, proportion, etc). Solar Access to two specific areas is calculated for each day of a year and subtracted from resulting envelopes to ensure their solar performance.
This video is prepared for the CAAD group in the university of Liverpool. My goal was to design a portable, adaptable and movable canopy based on octagonal Islamic star pattern. The question raised to solve was the space problem of those who pray together in mosques under any weather conditions. While stepping up for a solution, learning Grasshopper was the target to reach.
The first definition is downloaded from Jennifer Coppin's weblog. Then it was regenerated in Grasshopper to learn how it works. Having influenced by Daniel Piker's Kangaroo video, I was in the pursuit of a new definition. The whole definition was finally completed after a few days of work.
I then looked for a tangible result which might be a stimulus to produce a canopy which is adaptable. The result, as it is rendered, was not satisfactory but a bright idea happened to me having seen the examples of Islamic calligraphy. It was then a question if there is a correlation between Islamic calligraphy and star patterns in terms of geometrical base or as a part of a holistic and unconscious approach.
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It's a project of ARCH542.. Group of us generate a Paper folding concept and simulate in rhino. Use painting paper, wood stick, thread as material, Pull the 4 corners of the structure and fix it on the locker of CROWN HALL IIT.
Designing for Perspectives: We in the west have long had the bad habit of confusing our individual perspective with objective truth. This often shows up in design as “perspective collision” – when something that has been designed reveals the designer’s limitations and biases. This also shows up inside organizations as the “quantification bias” – valuing the measurable over the immeasurable. Global tech ethnographer Tricia Wang traces the roots of perspective collision from 16th century Venice to the Oculus Rift, and shows that in the age of Big Data, designers have to break out from the single-perspective mindset to generate perspective rich contexts, and one way to do do this is to integrate Big Data with what she calls, Thick Data.
Please note: This talk was initially titled "Design in a Wiggly World: Of Mirrors, Virtual Reality, and Big Data"