Approxymotion is research project focusing on motion based forming. Its an attempt to apply the logic of digital design into the physical space.
Traditionally in architecture forms are transferred from paper/virtual space to building through fixed shaped moulds or as an assembly of many elements. My goal was to set the mould into motion, while maintaining the parametric nature inherited from the digital model. The result is a motion-form that computes between the initial motion input, the built geometry and its material properties.
The nested relation (corner cutting) from rough to smoothened layers display the gradient condition from the accuracy of robotic motion control to the averaging behavior of the elastic net.
Professor Helmut Pottmann, author of Architectural Geometry, is a mathematician and geometer who addresses directly the geometric concerns of architecture. As well as being Professor at TU Vienna where he has bred a new generation of PhD’s in this area, he has spearheaded the biennial Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG), and is currently Professor and Director of the Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Research Center at the KAUST University in Saudi Arabia.
Lecture delivered Tuesday 14 June 2011 at The Building Centre. Five minute introduction by Andrew Scoones, Director, The Building Centre
The Engineering Club is run by The Building Centre.
The Engineering Club is kindly supported by
Adams Kara Taylor
Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners
Jane Wernick Associates
Max Fordham LLP
Michael Barclay Partnership
Michael Hadi Associates
Price & Myers
Skelly & Couch
Webb Yates Engineers
EKA arhitektuuriteaduskonna avatud loengute sari 2012. Loengud on mõeldud kõigile tehiskeskkonna loomisega tegelevatele üliõpilastele ja sellega seotud erialade praktikutele ning ka ruumikultuuri huviliste laiemale ringile.
Michael Weinstock studied Architecture at the Architectural Association and has taught at the AA School of Architecture since 1989. He is the founder and director of the school's Emergent Technologies Masters Programme. His research interest lies in exploring the convergence of biomimetic engineering, architecture, emergence and material sciences and has published widely on these topics since 1989. The potential of the convergence for the materialization of intelligent materials, structures, and ultimately, the organization of cities, provides the motivation and suggests the long-term goal. He received Acadia Award for Excellence in 2008.
Geometry has always been the principal mathematical means of describing the form of a city, persisting from the plans of ancient cities through to many contemporary studies. In recent decades there has been an increasing interest in the application to urban analysis of mathematical techniques that are more commonly used in biological studies of the metabolism of individual animals and insects, in their social groupings and collective constructions, and in the relations of energy, information and material flows through ecological systems.
The hypothesis of our current research is that the combination of the study of energy, information and material flows and their networks in relation to the environmental physics of the urban surface and spatial patterns of the city, and how each acts upon the other over time, will be a significant step towards understanding of the dynamics of cities.