13 agosto 2007

virtual 2 actual

...The translation of a design from virtual space to actual space is called "actualization", and always entails discovery because the actual, by nature, is never the same as the virtual...

-John Rajchman

08 agosto 2007

Yes, I have a few things I wanted to enter into that script/ine part of things...but $10!!! Submissions open till next week. Hmmmmm


“scriptedbypurpose” - an exhibition in Philadelphia trying to establish a broad spectrum of explicit and scripted techniques within design. Differing computational languages (AutoLisp, Rhinoscripting, MEL, Maxscript, Processing, ActionScript, Java, etc…) demonstrating varying interests and outputs (digital art, design tools, form finding, optimization, problem solving, digital fabrication, etc…)

featuring among others:

Axel Kilian
SCRIPT/INE Submissions
Stylianos Dritsas


getting poetic to design

so i cannot avoid getting poetic when designing a residence/house, even the technological orientation and fascination i get in architecture, i still believe single family houses are something different, simple, cozy and not-complicated spaces, as also, the great ones, the capables to catch and to trap the magical instants of its environment....

couple of paragraphs... first a... i dont know how to translate "proverbio NAZARI", proverb??:

"...To make a house,
you grab a fistfull of air
and u hold it with some walls..."

And second an interesting extract from Luis Barragan's Pritzker acceptance speech, he was da bomb! (hope we do this workshops at MexCity so i can show u guys Luis Barragan's house, amazing and magical):

"...publications devoted to architecture have banished from their pages the words Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, as well as the concepts of Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement . though I am fully aware that I have not done them complete justice in my work, they have never ceased to be my guiding lights..."

- Luis Barragan, 1980

sorry for getting poetic...


_thinking about what Shane proposed about trying to mix the 3 processes into the project (laser, mill, 3d print), and not really finding the 3d print suitable for the workshop, i found this paragraph in a book im reading:

How do architects generate feedback? This is where recent digital technologies can play an important role. By using new software and fabrication technologies that build in mechanisms for generating feedback, architects can develop techniques to create more dynamic forms of architecture -dynamic not in the sense that they literally move but because they are activated through interactions with their users and context. Since they continually rely on feedback from participants, such works are open-ended and always contain the potencial to give rise to new, unexpected effects. These effects may include the evolution of new technologies and techniques, drawing architecture into a larger feedback loop of technological and cultural development.

_ Ali Rahim

have u guys heard BATTLES??

21 julio 2007


_BIRTH YEAR NEEDS TO BE REMOVED...not appropriate in US
_MAIN degrees should be LISTED as opposed to sentence format w/ DATES OF ATTENDANCE BESIDES
_there is too much BS right now...dont inflate profiles i.e i was an intern for OMA-NY
not a collaborator with Rem

LOGO: dont like green
guys check out ur e.mails, and review the info i posted of u, in the "bios" as also let me know what ya think of the logo.... mmhh Luis need to know ur birthdate (year) and also , as u all can see, i need pictures of all of urs (i actually posted the one im going to use), also u might check the e.mail under mariano@lavistacabo.com since my google dont allow me to send any attachment, i dunno f*cking why....

20 julio 2007


and also...
archinect is going .NET soon... they see themselves now more as a network of architects all around the world, than a .com

19 julio 2007

by the way, is Vicente/IaaC interested in sponsorship??, im sure he would be interested, and that we show up as IaaC graduates, and promote his master courses (like give flyers, posters and brochures to students), im pretty sure he would be interested, so if we can take some money from him, or, infrastructure, or any deal for the future would be cool... ppl in BCN should talk to him, dont let him intimidate u if he comes up like "im not interested, why u think u can reach ppl i haven't", cause he is interested, and ur just giving him an idea of which way to pull more ppl in, so be carefull how u deal with him, for not losing his money in this....

(puting lucas in our side is very good, whatever lucas says yes, vicente follows almost blindly)


PROPOSED DATES (as in may have no relevance to our lives if they are not interested) are between aug 31 + sept 17th ...more specifically we will likely target sept 07-10 (boulder) + sept 14-17 (bozeman)

18 julio 2007

and what's is the temptative dates??? as soon as we can get the final date, better for me...
mmhh ok, whats that extended NETWORK Wittig??, i would recomend not to have 1 week long workshops in each location, i think 3 to 4 days intensive is more than perfect... i mean, think of IaaC, they got first one 3 days and got the basics of it
then u guys didi the other 3 days where they already had notions of rhino, and digital fabrication.... so in 5 days maybe we r wasting attention and focus...i dunno what's the goal of the workshops, like to give them basic notions, advanced ones?? in fabrication?' in function of the machines?? in modelling??

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00:02 BOZEMAN montana [ montana state u ]

00:03 MOSCOW idaho [ u idaho ]

00:04 EUGENE oregon {u oregon]

00:05 PORTLAND oregon [ u oregon ]

00:06 SEATTLE washington [ u washington ]

00:07 VANCOUVER british columbia [ u british columbia ]

extended wrkshp idea



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