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Making Hortum Machina B

April 19, 2016 | 6

This post shares the narrative behind the development of the reEarth project as an agenda, technical investigation, art project, and speculative architectural proposal. First to give you a summary of the processes here’s the making of film.

Largely architecture is understood … Read More

Open Call for Participants – Brazil Workshops

April 11, 2016 | 2

Bartlett Brazil Workshops: Robotics and Interaction Design for Architects – Open Call for Participants

Rio de Janeiro 27-30 April – Museu do Amanhã in collaboration with UFRJ Sao Paulo 2-5 May – FABLAB LIVRE & FAUUSP Sao Paulo

Introducing how sensors, code, electronics, lighting and … Read More

The Mental Construction of Soft Architecture

February 26, 2016 |

As architecture and space is experienced and realised by people, as viewers, users, occupants or inhabitant, it is important as a architectural designer to have an understanding of how our brain process architecture and space. As we experience the world … Read More

Perceived Affordance, an Analytical approach to space

February 21, 2016 |

Affordance was originally defined by perceptual psychologist James J. Gibson in ‘The Theory of Affordance’ (Gibson 1977) and then later elaborated on in his book ‘The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception’ (Gibson 1986). Affordance explains ‘the actionable capabilities between the … Read More

Synthesis of Intelligence and Embodiment

February 19, 2016 | 1

Nicholas Negroponte’s quest to impart intelligence to machines has led architectural research to be focused on building quasi-living environments. At present these Quasi-Living environments are presently artificial but they behave like living entities which modify themselves in the surrounding landscape, they … Read More

Democratizing the production of architecture

February 19, 2016 |

Architecture is a pervasive presence in our lives. In fact, buildings are so ubiquitous that the general terms for position in English, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’, place us in constant reference to which side of architecture we are located (Zizek 2010), … Read More

To what extent can virtual reality and machines stimulate empathy?

February 18, 2016 |

Empathy plays crucial role in human society. We empathize with others when we share our personal experience with them. According to Adam Smith (1759), a man is aware of others in order to gain empathy from them, and by performing based on … Read More

Architectural evolutionary system based on Genetic Algorithms

February 17, 2016 |

Introduction:

Genetic Algorithms (GAs), a computational technique of evolution, recently have been used in architecture to solve the complicated functional and formal problems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantages of GAs as an architectural design tool … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Machines

February 16, 2016 |

 

How can high-level artificial intelligence emerge in architecture machines, which enable them to learn and evolve by themselves? Can we make use of machine intelligence to help us optimizing design solutions, or creating robust architecture machines that perform complex … Read More

The architecture of the ear and the design of soundscapes.

February 15, 2016 |

Title Image: Alvin Lucier – I am sitting in a room.

This literature review will be looking at Murray R. Schafer`s concept of soundscapes in relation to softness in architecture. I will, in relation to the text “Sound and … Read More

Optimal States of Consciousness for Immersion

February 14, 2016 |

Title Image: Baribican’s Rain Room – It’s raining, but you won’t get wet

Is immersion a unique or complex experience? Can immersive experiences appear in only specific space? If a person’s skills which can solve specific tasks in an environment … Read More

Adaptive Architecture & Spatial Management

February 13, 2016 |

Introduction

Architecture should be a “living, evolving thing.” John Frazer, a designer, educator and researcher, proposes it in the book ‘An Evolutionary Architecture (1995)’. For the traditional architecture, the building is an immutable entity space for human habitation. It is … Read More