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Archives for the Month of October, 2009

Manifest for Leopold Lambert [ http://boiteaoutils.blogspot.com/ ]

Leopold Lambert  from Pratt asked me to write a manifesto for a future architecture. and this was the result:

SuperRomance
To write about a future vision of Architecture asks for a systematic concept on how we can blend competing interests and possibilities, be they of technological, economical or social nature, into a building practice.  I don´t have [...]

Workshop Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Generative Design with Topologically Optimized Structures (see blog http://www.aaet.dk/)

The 5 day workshop will investigate a generative formfinding method for the creation of minimum weight structures with maximized Stiffness. This methodology that is more common in mechanical engineering and aeronautical research projects should be investigated for a potential application in an architectural [...]

Material Tests of 3D FGM

Graded stiffness Values of three Additive fabrication probes with 3D heterogenous properties
The following experiment investigates the creation of a three-dimensionally gradient material with varying degrees of stiffness with the aid of additive fabrication. The experiment employs a performance profile that is created through finite element analysis (FEA) for the creation of locally different mechanical properties. [...]