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??