Archinect - News 2016-06-24T23:25:46-04:00 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/138338878/the-house-that-a-calculus-rock-star-built The house that a "calculus rock star" built Justine Testado 2015-10-06T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T23:09:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svflbgpko0wle0d1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Canadian mathematician James] Stewart was...an unlikely architectural trailblazer. He devoted many years of his life, and much of his income, to building his dream home in an upmarket Toronto neighbourhood. Integral House &ndash; named after the 'integral', a concept in calculus &ndash; is a shrine to calculus, the mathematics of flowing change. Stewart died last December, aged 73, and Integral House is now for sale at &pound;11.4m [approx. $17.4 million]</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about mathematical design on Archinect:</p><p><a title="The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128556609/the-golden-ratio-relevant-or-not" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?</a></p><p><a title="Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113459671/mesmerizing-mosque-ceilings-built-by-muslims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims</a></p><p><a title="Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122133783/win-a-copy-of-morphing-by-design-topology-lab-founder-joseph-choma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128556609/the-golden-ratio-relevant-or-not The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not? Justine Testado 2015-06-01T13:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-11T11:22:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7qoi0mf1qipqquu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's bullshit. The golden ratio's aesthetic bona fides are an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn. Many designers don't use it, and if they do, they vastly discount its importance. There's also no science to really back it up. Those who believe the golden ratio is the hidden math behind beauty are falling for a 150-year-old scam.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Do designers ever follow the Golden Ratio? Is it even relevant in architecture? FastCo.Design writer John Brownlee voices his perspective on the old myth.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123378584/winners-of-the-morphing-book-giveaway Winners of the MORPHING book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-03-20T21:19:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T21:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/306cgemd0f6o1rco.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122133783/win-a-copy-of-morphing-by-design-topology-lab-founder-joseph-choma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, we received over 100 responses for <em>MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers</em>. Authored by <a href="http://archinect.com/designtopology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder Joseph Choma, <em>Morphing</em> is a pedagogical guide that can help architects, designers, students, and enthusiasts to understand in greater depth the trigonometric transformations and functions behind the digital design tools they use.</p><p>The three lucky winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Brian</strong>, Columbus</li><li><strong>Chris</strong>, New York</li><li><strong>Nicholas</strong>, Vancouver</li></ul><p>Congrats! And a great big thank you to everyone who participated.</p><p>Joseph Choma shared more details about <em>Morphing, </em>which you can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122133783/win-a-copy-of-morphing-by-design-topology-lab-founder-joseph-choma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122133783/win-a-copy-of-morphing-by-design-topology-lab-founder-joseph-choma Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma Justine Testado 2015-03-10T14:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao8sipziqbfrcvrc.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers</em> is not your high school math coursebook. Authored by <a href="http://archinect.com/designtopology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder Joseph Choma, <em>Morphing</em> is a pedagogical guide that can help architects, designers, students, and whoever is interested in the topic to understand in greater depth the trigonometric transformations and functions behind the digital design tools they use.</p><p>Since its release in January by <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurence King Publishing</a>, <em>Morphing</em> has garnered positive reception. "I am particularly curious to see how readers of <em>Morphing</em> may identify alternative approaches to the inquiry, " Choma shared via email. "After all, <em>Morphing</em> can be seen as a guide through my own thought process into mathematics."</p><p><strong>With that said, Archinect is giving away <em>Morphing</em> to three of our readers!&nbsp;To enter the book giveaway, fill out&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12gQrYyaYCjc75WzmW7J1fDH5RudYa7-bjHiDV-omWeA/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a>&nbsp;by Wednesday, March 18, end of day. Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Scroll down further for more insight into the book f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66916390/the-world-s-greatest-buildings-provide-a-window-on-great-math-and-great-design The world's greatest buildings provide a window on great math and great design Archinect 2013-02-04T17:56:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4a35d76debd1ee19c989e54533bd48e.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Roof structures of this size and complexity cannot be built without an explicit geometry that can be expressed mathematically. Without such a mathematical model, it is not possible to calculate the loads, stresses, and rotational forces to which the vaults will be subjected and to estimate the impact of wind and temperature changes on their stability. Parabolas and ellipses were Utzon's first choices for the profiles of the vaults, but neither provided a buildable option.</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/17307863/design-topology-lab Design Topology Lab Archinect 2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 >2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xmkp0n9wghrexpi0.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the first research practice dedicated to the ontology of space defined by mathematics.</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>