lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009
viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009
martes, 27 de octubre de 2009
miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009
miércoles, 29 de julio de 2009
sábado, 11 de julio de 2009
Parametricism: A New Global Style for Architecture and Urban Design
by Patrik Schumacher, Pages 14-23
Digital Cities AD: Architectural Design,
Vol 79, No 4 (July/August 2009)
Prof. Neil Leach (Editor)
Abstract PDF (Athens Login Required)
Though parametricism has its roots in the digital animation techniques of the mid-1990s, it has only fully emerged in recent years with the development of advanced parametric design systems.Patrik Schumacher explains why parametricism has become the dominant, single style for avant-garde practice today and why it is particularly suited to large-scale urbanism as exemplified by a series of competition-winning masterplans by Zaha Hadid Architects.
The following five agendas seek to inject new aspects into the parametric paradigm and to further extend the new style’s reach:
- Parametric interarticulation of subsystems
- Parametric accentuation
- Parametric figuration
- Parametric responsiveness
- Parametric urbanism
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009
miércoles, 1 de julio de 2009
sábado, 27 de junio de 2009
Universidad de Chile
miércoles, 24 de junio de 2009
Xi’an China, October 2009
Curatorial Team: Minfei Jing :: Qin Pang :: Yanchuan Liu :: Feng Xu
Honorary Curatorial Chairman: Tom Verebes
During the 30 years since China’s international emergence, a parallel revolution has taken place across the global landscape of architectural culture – the digital revolution – which has transformed nearly every architectural office, institute and school around the world. Alongside this wholesale technological re-tooling of architectural practice and education lies the imminent intellectual challenge for our generation: To discover the theoretical, cultural and social implications of these new computational practices. The task of the contemporary architect is not merely to adopt ubiquitous technologies, but also to scrutinize how new methodologies help to re-think the endurance of culturally specific design arenas. The events related to this international exhibition, conference & workshop explore the evolving discourses related to the design and materialization of increasingly complex, computationally driven architecture. To be published as a hardbound book and catalogue, the aim of these events is to speculate upon, and to articulate, new design paradigms for the next generation.
Parametric Prototypes: New Computational Paradigms in Architecture
Opens on 17 October 2009
Parametric Prototypes crosses conventional disciplinary boundaries by bringing together a wide range of architects, urbanists, engineers, mathematicians, programmers, software developers, manufacturers, theorists, and other specialists. These six curatorial themes address the specific workflow procedures, modes of operation, decision-making and thought processes, inherent to parametric design and prototyping systems which migrate across various design industries.
- Generative Systems :: Analysis & Feedback :: Synthesis & Application Documents & Communication :: Management :: Prototyping & Production
New Computational Paradigms :: 17-18 October 2009
All 15 main exhibition contributors will be invited to participate in a conference all day on Saturday 17 October, and the morning of Sunday 18 October 2009, including the presentation of conference papers, projects, and round table discussions. In addition to these 15 participants, a selection of other theorists, writers, designers, artists, musicians, mathematicians, programmers, and software developers will participate in this conference. Further details will be announced soon.
Parametric Prototypes :: 12-16 October 2009
An intensive workshop, open to current students, graduates and professionals, will be led by experts in parametric design and prototyping technologies. Further details on the agenda, application procedures and fees will be announced soon.
viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009
International Journal of Architectural Computing
Published by Multiscience, UK
Volume 7, Issue 4, 2009 ISSN 1478-0771
24 issues are available electronically
UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Pablo C. Herrera
UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru
Underleia Miotto Bruscato
UNISINOS Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 1 August 2009
Re-submittal Deadline:1 Sept 2009
Submittal of final revised paper: 15 Sept 2009
Publication Date: November 2009
These theories and technologies have been well explored in the academic environment and well discussed in international conferences. However, except for a few famous architectural firms, it is not clear to which extent they have effectively changed general architectural design practice and industry.
Do young architects effectively apply what they have learned in school, or they simply go back to the old methods when they face the reality of daily work? Are there any differences among the different countries in terms of how these technologies are assimilated by architects and the construction industry?
In this number of IJAC we would like to find out what is the real impact of architectural computing in the work of the new generation of architects and in the built environment throughout the world.
The submissions should be in one of these categories:
(1) Full-length papers (3000 - 5000 words, maximum length 6000 words) reporting original research.
(2) State-of-the-art reviews, which will be either perspective tutorial articles in rapidly evolving fields or comprehensive scholarly reviews of significant topics.
(3) Short papers (1500 2000 words) presenting original research inconcise form.
Template and guidelines can be downloaded here
Authors are required to submit their paper by uploading to the IJAC review system and notify by email the Issue Editors that a paper was uploaded.
domingo, 15 de marzo de 2009
Results notification: July 15, 2009
Venue: November 16-18 , 2009