Archinect - News 2014-04-20T09:45:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62692155/editor-s-picks-292 Editor's Picks #292 Nam Henderson 2012-12-04T11:42:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T06:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4ktxwegbughgqdcx.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>b3tadine[sutures] concurred "i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world&rdquo;. However, some like accesskb argued "beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61736558/morphosis-designed-perot-museum-of-nature-and-science-to-open-this-saturday-in-dallas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The post announcing the opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, designed by Morphosis Architects and which opened this past Saturday in Dallas, featured some great photos by the photographer Iwan Baan</a>. <strong>Cosmos</strong> commented "<em>Everything about this building is great.&nbsp; Function, construct-ability, massing, circulation, materials, contextual awareness, technology, aesthetics/ design sensibility, etc...</em>&rdquo; and <strong>b3tadine[sutures] </strong>concurred "<em>i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x303/tl/tl3mnmqiovy34yql.jpg"></p> <p> However, some like <strong>accesskb</strong> argued <em>"beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours</em>". <strong>Thayer-D</strong> also believed &ldquo;<em>This type of &lsquo;throw it on the wall and see if it sticks&rsquo; type of builidng is so common that it makes me wonder why this one should elicit so much commentary...Some of their earlier work was truly sensuous and warm, but this bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2547102/neo-baroque-or-sci-fi-gothic-michael-hansmeyer-s-computational-columns-debut Neo-baroque or 'sci-fi' gothic: Michael Hansmeyer's computational columns debut J. James R. 2011-04-11T16:44:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8heye9gtu4dja9a8.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project involves the conception and design of a new column order based on subdivision processes. It explores how subdivision can define and embellish this column order with an elaborate system of ornament.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"A full-scale, 2.7-meter high variant of the columns is fabricated as a layered model using 1mm sheet. Each sheet is individually cut using a mill or laser. Sheets are stacked and held together by poles that run through a common core.<br><br>The calculation of the cutting path for each sheet takes place in several steps. First, the six million faces of the 3D model are intersected with a plane representing the sheet. This step generates a series of individual line segments that are tested for self-intersection and subsequently combined to form polygons. Next, a polygon-in-polygon test deletes interior polygons. A series of filters then ensures that convex polygons with peninsulas maintain a mininimum isthmus width. In a final step, an interior offset is calculated with the aim of hollowing out the slice to reduce weight."<br></p> <p>Via <a href="http://www.michael-hansmeyer.com/" target="_blank">Michael Hansmeyer</a> &amp; <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/04/08/zurich.computational.architecture/?hpt=Mid" target="_blank">CNN</a><br></p>