Archinect - News 2014-07-28T22:42:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105198393/parametrizing-the-sound-of-the-street-sonar-installation Parametrizing the sound of the street - SONAR installation Ana Rolim 2014-07-28T12:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T12:08:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/amfg9h66eywauwvt.jpg" width="514" height="209" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The SONAR installation was conceived and built during the 1st Parametric Design Workshop at Universidade Cat&oacute;lica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Brazil. Applying Grasshopper and Rhinoceros as key design tools, the idea was to capture the lively relationships that take place on the main integration axis in the Campus to where social gatherings, daily conversations and meals converge, bringing these into the Architecture School building, a typical modernist structure punctuated by long boring corridors.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Parametrizing the sound of the street -&nbsp;SONAR installation</strong></p><p>Do the sounds of the street have shape?</p><p>This installation was conceived and built during the 1st Parametric Design Workshop at Universidade Cat&oacute;lica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Brazil, a pioneer initiative in the State, which focused on applying Grasshopper and Rhinoceros softwares as a design tool. For six days, a group of 25 architecture students and young architects, under the guidance of professors Victor Sardenberg, Ana Luisa Rolim and Robson Canuto da Silva, gathered to discuss theoretical aspects of and practice parametric design, aiming to build temporary low-budget installations at UNICAP campus. The Sonar was one of these installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clm3rnmdarjqhqrr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebxszpgbfo67f2md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qx7kt4t21llehkjl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzpz1egixki4q774.jpg"></p><p>As opposed to typical campuses in Brazil, mostly designed under modern architecture principles that reproduced the garden city model, privileging the maximization of open spaces, the campus at UNICAP occupies traditional urban blocks in the heart of the city of Recife - a major capital in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p>