For the design of a webnet mesh system, we developed a RhinoScript that applies a webnet of any dimension to a surface of any geometry. The script outputs cable count and dimensions to excel for quantity and costing, as well as drawing and labeling each cable flat for fabrication. We are currently in the process of building our own .5 x .5 axis CNC machine to measure, mark, and cut the cables fo..
Boston City Hall2.0 Originally designed to be porous and accessible to the public. Boston City Hall today stands monumental and impenetrable. Focused on issues of pulic space and accessibility, our open menu of design proposals includes strategies that outfit City Hall with public imterfaces at a range of scales. Taken a few at a time or in combination, these structure with the city. Extending t..
At the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate show earlier this month, designer Hung-Pin Hsueh presented a system for using Taiwan Cypress driftwood as an architectural building material. Hsueh proposes that small pieces of timber - usually discarded as unsuitable for architectural purposes - could be used in construction to reduce the need for intensive logging. “The forests are logged in search for..
Prisma Engineering Headquarter location: Graz, Styria, Austria client: Prisma Engineering architecture: SPLITTERWERK projektteam: Irene Berto, Mark Blaschitz, Erika Brunnermayer, Marius Ellwanger, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Ute Himmelberg, Bernhard Kargl, Benjamin Nejedly, Josef Roschitz, Maik Rost, Ingrid Somitsch project management: Ingenos Ziviltechniker GmbH, Rudolf E..
Right now JR is in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil where the context of favelas has encouraged him to meet women for whom crime, violent loss of loved ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday life. Favela da Providencia was chosen to host the project for its strong historical relevance ? it was the first favela of Rio de Janeiro and carries the title of the most dangerous one of all. It also ha..
Architect Nobuhiro Nakamura of A-Asterisk has completed Leafy Shade, an interior design for an office building in Shanghai, China. The lobby of the building - formerly a hotel - features a domed space with a leaf pattern to resemble a forest. Nakamura is a Japanese architect based in Shanghai. Here’s some info from Nobuhiro: – LEAFY SHADE FOREST IN THE OFFICE BUILDING It is an interior design pr..
LIGHT INTERSECT International competition for the Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum Library and Media center in Berlin. 2004 Site: Berlin Germany Client: Humboldt University Size: 32 000 m2 Cost: $70 million Design Team : David Serero + Elena Fernandez with Philipp Von Dalwig, Kit Cheung, Diego Rosales, Dominik Sigg LIGHT WELLS The new Grimm library and media center is conceived as a series of lig..
CANOPEE? AUDITORIUM ET SALLE VIDEO TRANSMISSION HAUTE RESOLUTION (VTHR) Saint Cyprien (66) Laureat Concours, 2007 Maitre d’ouvrage: Communaute de Communes du Sund Roussillon Site: Saint Cyprien (66) Surface: 1500m2 Cout de construction: 3 300 000 € Principes HQE : Protection des vitrages par canopee, ventilation passive, eclairage naturel des espaces, Design : SERERO Architectes, David Serero , ..