Archinect - News 2014-10-31T21:20:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/47979362/al-mualla-cemetery-mural-a-matter-of-life-and-death Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death Alexander Walter 2012-05-10T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tm2v4fiyl485prj.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Germany-based Egyptian architect Ahmed Al.Badawy has shared with us images of the fascinating project "Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death" which won the First Prize at the First Islamic Competition for Ornamenting Makkah Al.Mukarramah (Mecca, Saudi Arabia). Next to Al.Badawy, the design team also included Ahmed Enab and Yasser Mehanna.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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>