Archinect - DISRUPT/VE 2019-04-23T08:34:50-04:00 Soft Structures Austin Samson 2019-02-25T22:25:38-05:00 >2019-04-06T10:07:19-04:00 <p>"Soft Structures" was a class taught at Wentworth looks at the use of soft modeling to develop structural components with unique aesthetic qualities. Animation was then used to discover ways of varying the components by looking at changes in thickness and surface area. The components were then parametrically arrayed along splines in order to produce lattice like structures.</p> Animated Processes 2.0 Austin Samson 2019-02-25T21:46:13-05:00 >2019-04-04T09:38:33-04:00 <p>This animation course taught at Wentworth focuses on the choreography of different spatial arrangements but animating certain techniques like intersections, carving, and section planes.</p> 2D3D Media Processes Austin Samson 2019-02-25T21:40:48-05:00 >2019-04-06T10:07:45-04:00 <p>This was an intro course to architectural representation at Wentworth University through different mediums from hand drafting to 3d modeling and rendering to animations.&nbsp;</p> Animated Processes 1.0 Austin Samson 2017-08-11T11:16:47-04:00 >2018-10-15T08:06:29-04:00 <p>Final highlight real of my Animated Processes 1.0 class at Wentworth.&nbsp;</p> Robotic Paintings 1.0 Austin Samson 2017-05-12T09:57:47-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>Final results from the robotic dab paintings:</p><p>Team:</p><p>Austin Samson</p><p>Lindsay Dumont</p><p>Stefan Burnett</p><p>Peter Comeau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Masses To Flesh // Surfaces To Flowers Austin Samson 2017-03-19T19:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T12:01:04-04:00 <p>A bit of a throwback to an advanced studio at the Yale School of Architecture I helped teach, lead by Hernan Diaz-Alonso with Ivan Bernal. Here is a brief summery of the course objective:&nbsp;</p><p><em>The design ethos brought about by the digital turn triggered some key shifts in architecture over the past twenty years. The far-reaching effects and consequences of this phenomenon are hard to spell out - and perhaps still too recent to be fully theorized (despite many attempts to do so). However, I think that some of the main shifts that occurred in our field can be summarized as follows:</em></p><ol><li><em>Representation to Simulation</em></li><li><em>Composition to Systems</em></li><li><em>Collage to Pixelation</em></li><li><em>Geometry to Image</em></li><li><em>Close Reading to Virtuosity</em></li><li><em>Details to Close Ups</em></li><li><em><strong>New&nbsp;</strong><strong>Coherency</strong></em></li></ol><p><em>There has been an ongoing interest in all of these themes in architecture, but for the purpose of this studio I want to explore the last four a bit more carefully. This is mainly because I see them as framing, and in a sense implying, the other four themes on the list...</em></p> Wentworth - Robotic Tooling Austin Samson 2016-10-04T11:42:32-04:00 >2018-08-05T19:16:04-04:00 <p><img alt="" src="">Teaching a class this semester focused on generating and prototyping "end of arm" tools for the department's new 6-Axis Kuka Robotic Arm. Students were given a series of tools (2 finger gripper, hot wire cutters, laser pointers, etc) and were tasked with modeling and 3D printing custom components that attached the different tools to the arm. They are also developing narratives of how the tool will be used with external parts such as material, hoppers, and holders.&nbsp;</p>