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Next Generation Building, Vol 1 (2014): Game Changers

Next Generation Building Introduction
Game Changers
Robotic Building(s)
Green Bodies. Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures
Parametrics Explained
Form Follows Data & Architecture Returns to Humanism: Development Prospect of Next-Generation Building
Don’t Postpone Joy!
The Communism of Genius
Building ++
Performance driven generative design systems: Agent based model driven design methodologies in architectural education
Combining emergence and control
Interactive Infrastructures—Distributed Interfaces for the Built Environment
The end of CAD
FRP Building

Robotic Building(s)

Henriette Bier
Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic building to be in the last decade prototypically implemented. In this context, robotic building implies both physically built robotic environments and robotically supported building processes, whereas reconfigurable, robotic environments incorporating sensor-actuator mechanisms that enable buildings to interact with their users and surroundings in real-time require design to production, assembly, and operation chains that may be (in part or...

Performance driven generative design systems: Agent based model driven design methodologies in architectural education

Nimish Biloria
The research paper elaborates upon multi-performative generative design strategies by means of associative computational simulations incorporating social, environmental, spatial and structural dimensions. The interdisciplinary research driven design approach presented in this paper is exemplified via design experiments conducted at Hyperbody, TU Delft’s graduation studios. These experiments consciously fuse Agent based modeling (ABM), Associative and parametric design techniques, Swarm intelligence Models and Environmental analysis to evolve a comprehensive, performance driven design methodology. A looped process of...

Interactive Infrastructures—Distributed Interfaces for the Built Environment

Bert Bongers, Berry Eggen & Kas Oosterhuis
An interactive infrastructure allows users to have access to the parameters of a building in real time, potentially leading to an increased productivity, lowering of energy and material consumption, and generally greater user satisfaction and experience. The aims of this research are to investigate and design new ways for interacting with the infrastructure of buildings, and to research and develop the basis for an interactive infrastructure communication language which enables the distributed elements of the...

Evolving Systems within Immersive Architectural Environments: New Research by the Living Architecture Systems Group

Rob Gorbet, Mo Memarian, Matthew Chan, Dana Kulic & Philip Beesleyc
Canada’s Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG) combines scientists, engineers, architects and artists working together to create large-scale prototypes of immersive architectural spaces with qualities that come strikingly close to those of living systems. Working in interdis- ciplinary groups combining architects, engineers and scientists, LASG is building environments that can move, respond, and learn; environments that renew themselves with chemical exchanges and that are adaptive and empathic toward their inhabitants. This paper provides a detailed review...

Performance driven self-supporting curved surface morphologies and tectonic in current practice

Soungmin Yua, Soomeen Hahma & Shajay Bhooshana
Advances in the computational simulation techniques in the last decade have prompted increased interests and emphasis to be brought onto performance driven design approaches. As a result, tectonic, describing the relationship between structural and architectural properties has become one of the main topics in the discourse related to form finding methods in digital design. This paper specifically highlights the computational tools, work flow and research agenda pursued at Zaha Hadid Architects. The selected projects in...

Mesh by motion: An urban strategy of infrastructures

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu & Pelin Dursun Çebi
Extant dichotomies of nature and city give their way to a blend as the massive industry, the ejected ingredient of modernist urban context, now bygone, is more a feature of the global exchange network. This almost bucolic new urban context is further accentuated with virtual connectivity. Movement of people has been influential factor in the transformation of neighbourhoods, now exchange of information, maker’s goods and responsive tactics redefine what is urban. Diversity and variation as...

Defined by deviations: the Traveling Transect as a bodily research approach to appropriate and disseminate places

Mads Farsø & Alexander Henriksson
Based on a Travelling Transect approach, this paper explores how ample interpretations and opportunities for new thoughts about sites are developed, especially when these sites are explored along a combined material and immaterial predefined linear path that is distorted, challenged and redefined by bodily encounters and sensations on site. By using the Travelling Transect as an approach to do research and develop new understandings of sites, possible overlooked qualities manifest themselves in a series of...

Experiential mappings: approaching the landscape through atmosphere

Ioanna Spanou
This paper argues that the opening up of landscape analysis to variables that exceed the ¨tangible¨ or traditionally ¨parameterized¨ values provides alternative access to the specificities of the landscape. In particular, the concept of ¨atmosphere¨ as a particular dimension of the embodied experience, is proposed as an operative vehicle for the enrichment of the cartographic interpretation of the landscape. By placing the emphasis on atmosphere in terms of its causes, rather than its effects on...

Frame and framing: a theory-based investigation into frame as an instrument for landscape architecture

Maria Alexandrescu
In this paper, I introduce the concept of the frame. The mechanisms of framing are a strategic and conceptual tool for dealing with the complexities of place in terms of site specificity. Starting from both a theoretical understanding of the frame in terms of what it does rather than what it is, and from a specific site — the territory surrounding the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania — I investigate ways of working...

Frame and framing: a theory-based investigation into frame as an instrument for landscape architecture

Maria Alexandrescu
In this paper, I introduce the concept of the frame. The mechanisms of framing are a strategic and conceptual tool for dealing with the complexities of place in terms of site specificity. Starting from both a theoretical understanding of the frame in terms of what it does rather than what it is, and from a specific site — the territory surrounding the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania — I investigate ways of working...

Place Mapping – transect walks in Arctic urban landscapes

Peter Hemmersam & Andrew Morrison
This article investigates how experimental forms of urban mapping can reveal the particularity of places in non-standard urban situations with the intention of moving beyond the reductivism of still-dominant modernist modes of mapping and associated forms of planning. In order to do so, it reports on the emergence of a methodology involving transect walks, with the purpose of mapping the peculiarities of cultural landscapes. The study is located in cities and communities in the Arctic...

Concept development for a bionically-mathematically inspired greened cooling cladding.

Michael Johann Paar & Alexander Petutschnigg
This paper deals with the greening of claddings and the cooling of buildings from the perspective of a bionic scientist or an industrial designer. Reflections on a new building cover shall early enough show an approach to the containment of future problems in the often predicted ‘urban future’. The development of a concept for a greened cooling cladding happens through the transition of bionic-mathematical principles, which have been considered only a little here so far....

Gothenborg’s Jublieumsparken 0.5 and Frihamnen: explorations into the aesthetic of DIY

Caroline Dahl
This design critique explores how a top-down approach of conventional planning coincides with a do-it-(y)ourself project that evolved from the site and is facilitated by a designated mediator working within in city administration with the purpose of bridging the city’s disconnected departments. Hence, the project called Jubileumsparken 0.5 was instigated in 2013 as a place making project in concurrence with urban planning undertakings in order to facilitate a redevelopment of the harbour area of Frihamnen...

FOOTPRINT, Issue # 18 | Spring / Summer 2016 | Constellation of Awakening: Benjamin and Architecture

In Das Passagen-Werk Benjamin cites a letter from Marx to Ruge, ‘the reform of consciousness consists solely in [...] the awakening of the world from its dream about itself.’ This idea of awakening recurs in Benjamin’s methodological considerations and his many metaphors during the final thirteen years of his life. Benjamin set himself the pedagogical task of awakening ‘the image-making medium within us, raising it to a stereoscopic and dimensional seeing into the depths of...

Benjamin’s Dialectical Image and the Textuality of the Built Landscape

Ross Lipton
In The Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin describes the architectural expression of nineteenth century Paris as a dialectical manifestation of backwards-looking historicism and the dawn of modern industrial production (in the form of cast iron and mass produced plate glass). Yet in the same text, Benjamin refers to the dialectical image as occurring within the medium of written language. In this paper, I will first discuss the textuality of the dialectical image as it emerges from...

Paris and Berlin: On City Streets and Loggias

Stéphane Symons
This review article probes a conceptual duality that can be recognized as central to two of Benjamin’s essays on cities: his essay ‘Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century (Exposé of 1935),’ and his autobiographical text Berlin Childhood around 1900. On the one hand, Benjamin renders numerous analyses and descriptions of buildings and experiences that present themselves as absolute and internally unified, giving the impression of being autonomous and immutable. On the other hand, Benjamin...

The Architecture of a Lifetime: Structures of Remembrance and Invention in Walter Benjamin and Aldo Rossi

Jolien Paeleman
This article presents the result of research on the influence of Walter Benjamin’s thinking in the work of Italian architect Aldo Rossi (1931–1997). In present-day architectural criticism, Aldo Rossi’s oeuvre still constitutes a rich subject for discussion because of its resistance to easy pinpointing, even if Rossi himself explained his theories and methods of design on numerous occasions. In his writings, among these A Scientific Autobiography, Rossi quotes from a collection of Benjamin’s memoirs: Berlin...

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, No 2 (2016): Networks and Fault Lines

Gerard van Bortel 338 pages ISBN 978-9461866042

Integrated project delivery methods for energy renovation of social housing

Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo Rahola
Optimised project delivery methods forsocial housing energy renovationsEuropean Social Housing Organisations (SHOs) are currently facing challenging times. The ageing of their housing stock and the economic crisis, which has affected both their finances and the finances of their tenants, are testing their capacity to stick to their aim of providing decent and affordable housing. Housing renovation projects offer the possibility of upgrading the health and comfort levels of their old housing stock to current standards...

Integrated project delivery methods for energy renovation of social housing

Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo Rahola
Optimised project delivery methods forsocial housing energy renovationsEuropean Social Housing Organisations (SHOs) are currently facing challenging times. The ageing of their housing stock and the economic crisis, which has affected both their finances and the finances of their tenants, are testing their capacity to stick to their aim of providing decent and affordable housing. Housing renovation projects offer the possibility of upgrading the health and comfort levels of their old housing stock to current standards...

Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Findings, Strategies, and Design Decision Support Technologies

Michael West Mehaffy
The research reported in this dissertation contains three complementary and overlapping parts:One, “findings”: It assesses the factors of urban morphology that contribute to increased rates of greenhouse gas emissions per capita, and the ways they interact. It finds a significant but underrepresented set of factors, distinct from but relating the factors at the individual building scale and the scale of regional transportation systems.Two, “strategies”: It assesses the methodologies by which such findings might be put...

Urban Modality

Jorge Gil
This thesis proposes a framework for evaluating the mobility potential and performance of urban areas in the city region, as an instrument to support urban development that contributes positively to regional sustainable mobility objectives. The research takes a quantitative approach, modelling and measuring the characteristics of a city-region and of its individual urban areas, in terms of travel patterns and socioeconomic characteristics of the resident population, and in terms of built environment characteristics. It then...

Unique Case of Squatter Prevention Projects in Turkey: the Tozkoparan Neighbourhood, Istanbul

Sebnem Soher & Ipek Akpinar
Istanbul is a metropolitan city, owing the foundations of its physical form to many harsh urban decisions made through the 1950's. Rapid urbanization and internal immigrations, caused an urgent need of housing resulted in an uncontrolled, unplanned growth of the city. The public authorities, constrained by an inertia, offered only limited solutions to shelter the urban poor. Instead, the public investments were assigned to the construction of new highways and housing for middle to upper...

Ebenezer Howard Idea in the planning of Krakow. A short history

Maciej Motak
Neither professional planner nor architect, Ebenezer Howard has remained an outstanding figure in the field of planning and, more generally, shaping the structure and image of contemporary cities. His Garden City notion has been used, or sometimes misused, in numerous projects, quotations, references and other forms of attention being paid. Howard’s 1898 publication became known to Polish readers, through reviews, as early as in 1899. In 1912 Howard paid a brief visit to Krakow. He...

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