Archinect - News 2016-07-26T04:33:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149938957/preserving-central-asia-s-ancient-architecture-through-code Preserving Central Asia's ancient architecture through code Justine Testado 2016-04-07T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T03:48:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j7mdib0oy5xkad4e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not enough to just catalogue these [structures] in photos and videos, it is our aim to break down the logic of these patterns, and recreate them in code in order to make them more accessible and possibly allowing them to find new life in contemporary applications. By building an open source library, accessible to architects, artists, mathematicians, and software engineers, we can carry these patterns and traditions forward for future generations.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lauren Connell (architect at BIG), Alexis Burson (associate at Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners), and Baris Yuksel (Google senior engineer) share their architectural and computer engineering perspectives on Project Agama. The&nbsp;collaboration aims to document and digitally preserve the intricate geometric patterns and tilework of ancient Central Asian architecture by converting the patterns to code, which will eventually become a accessible resource for architects to potentially apply in new applications.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115729424/khamenei-s-fight-against-un-islamic-architecture-in-iran" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khamenei's fight against "un-Islamic" architecture in Iran</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125817966/the-young-woman-who-designed-tehran-s-new-popular-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The young woman who designed Tehran's new popular bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103716754/the-architecture-of-al-medina-al-munawwarah" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of al-Medina Al-Munawwarah</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138566975/the-27-patterns-that-make-up-the-world-s-cities-and-suburbs The 27 patterns that make up the world's cities and suburbs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-09T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:24:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2dd00551e8a1aa1934b35d1dd64d9c6.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What's interesting about these 27 categories that Wheeler has defined, covering the full range of development patterns in two dozen metropolitan regions he has studied worldwide, is that most of them are new. [..] "We have had an explosion of different types of built landscapes in the last century," says Wheeler, who is working on a book about these patterns.</p></em><br /><br /><p>An example of the patterns identified by Stephen Wheeler, professor at UC Davis' Department of Human Ecology,&nbsp;culled from meticulous work with Google satellite imagery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/81/816d68a942758d41eb5712ab86fc4bbd.jpg"></p><p>You can view more of his maps <a href="http://explore.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/ourwork/map-collection/built-landscapes-of-metropolitan-regions-map-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59042574/sci-arc-pavilion-league-of-shadows-by-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s SCI-Arc Pavilion “League of Shadows” by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Alexander Walter 2012-10-10T20:49:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T13:54:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u787iikpkxpve19h.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>League of Shadows, a pavilion concept by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, recently emerged as winning entry from an architectural design competition at SCI-Arc. [...] An exhibition documenting the SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition opens next Friday, October 19 at the SCI-Arc Library Gallery.</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>