Archinect - News 2016-08-26T14:44:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149964218/what-architects-and-not-just-parametricists-can-learn-from-no-man-s-sky-an-astronomical-procedurally-generating-video-game What architects (and not just parametricists) can learn from 'No Man's Sky' – an astronomical, procedurally generating video game Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T16:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv537q6z9bub3c8x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hello Games has created its own periodic table of elements for the universe of No Man&rsquo;s Sky ... This allows them to generate 1.8 quintillion planets that are all different from one another and built governing the inherent logic set forth. [...] &ldquo;It is no longer about designing a final object or a product, but about designing or configuring the system or the process of their formation&mdash;the underlying code, algorithm, or procedure that can generate not just one but multiple outcomes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the games chest on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works</a></li><li><a title="A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a title="Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></li><li><a title="Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a title="Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960918/gaming-the-neighborhood-one-to-one-32-with-jose-sanchez-co-creator-of-block-hood-computer-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Westminster</a>&nbsp;design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired, purposefully all-caps-titled design "PURSUIT" by fifth-year student Joshua Potter is hoping to be among those projects that make it to Black Rock City, thanks in part to his <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pursuitburn2016/pursuit-a-unique-art-installation-for-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bbnzjkxukv3zvk0.jpg"></p><p>Potter used an arrowhead as his conceptual starting point, gradually deriving the six principal tower-like timber members of the structure's geometry through a mathematical process known as Pursuit Curvature.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kfyno155o7nhg6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18tatkjzq9rxnn2v.jpg"></p><p>Described by Potter as "an interactive art installation that celebrates humanity's ongoing quest for Peace, Freedom and Joy - in Life, Love and Art" the project has about another $22K to raise by May 16th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa4wl7ektkhuu6un.jpg"></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143479468/editor-s-picks-437 Editor's Picks #437 Nam Henderson 2015-12-16T11:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-31T10:11:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90nxiffe7ftnbinf.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a double review; of '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform</a>'.&nbsp;He finds "<em>The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement</em>"&nbsp;and goes on to reference "<em>enmeshment</em>", systems thinking and dark ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl090lecrdd61pj7.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;took stock of how The Bartlett and the Architectural Association <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">are</a> "<em>bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal</a>. Snubbed of the 1991 Pritzker Prize when Venturi was named as the only laureate, Scott Brown is the second female recipient of the Gold Medal.</p><p>In honor of the happy and historic occasion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143058935/golden-years-saluting-joint-creativity-with-denise-scott-brown-on-archinect-sessions-45" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown appeared on Archinect Sessions #45</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxa34uqt6turgc1m.jpg"></p><p>To <strong>DWLindeman</strong> it "<em>is splendid good news, and a long overdue award...Robert Venturi was right to say to the AIA &lsquo;not without Denise.&rsquo; &nbsp;This is also a very significan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142842054/refik-anadol-s-new-data-sculpture-unveiled-at-the-som-designed-350-mission-in-san-francisco Refik Anadol's new "data sculpture" unveiled at the SOM-designed 350 Mission in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2015-12-07T20:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:19:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/toz3wafr23wqj9v9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first permanent publicly-viewable artwork by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/114130154/art-architecture-refik-anadol-at-walt-disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refik Anadol</a>, a media artist known for his immersive, site-specific light installations, was recently unveiled in San Francisco.&nbsp;<em>Virtual Depictions: San Francisco,&nbsp;</em>a series of "data sculptures" based on a publicly-available <a href="https://data.sfgov.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dataset</a>, occupies a 40 ft. screen in the lobby of <a href="http://www.som.com/projects/350_mission_street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">350 Mission</a> and involved collaborations with the building's architects, <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings and Merill</a>, and developer,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kilroyrealty.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kilroy Realty</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cv/cv9ejla6fftafw5f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x0/x0o2w04ssyzefkrx.jpg"></p><p>"The ambient qualities of urban ecologies, as we as civilizations create them in specific geographic locations, are coming to the forefront of cultural production," Anadol told Archinect. "With the advent of digital media and&nbsp;environmental consciousness we now are able, more so than any at other point in human history, to access the formal qualities of the ambient environment in terms of the built, social and natural environments."&nbsp;</p><p>"Through sensors, databases, and visualization we can collect information on the real-time dynamics of citie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104798959/a-glimpse-of-evolo-s-latest-book-digital-parametric-architecture A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59jglvtxh758p5nx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="http://evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh6xihyyml1saqse.jpg"></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7z5j3sij9chh1t1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p797av08f37cc5m6.jpg"></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-06-digital-parametric-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> 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>