Google has just unveiled this incredible research they are undertaking with ETHZ CAAD. Thanks to a tweaked Android device, they were able to 3D render a room with pictures. The map so created can be explored and since all dimensions are actually real dimensions, you can even measure it, stitch stuff on the walls and so on.
For no reasons at all you want to miss this once in a year event. In addition, this year it’s being held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Unique opportunity to touch with hands some place where new architectures find their ways.
I created a simple Grasshopper definition, to panelize free form surfaces!
In the example above, I’m panelizing my master’s thesis project: a glass and steel roof. First of all, the mesh is optimized so to decrease the average curvature in both directions, then another algorithm defined a set of molds which are used to make all the glass panels.
A very useful paper on that matter can be found here, by Michael Eigensatz.
The forthcoming Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 conference has opened for paper submission! The conference will take place at the University College of London, in September 18-21.
Some of the best engineering and architecture firm, gravitating around the advanced architecture, meet every two years in this two–days conference. At the end of that, two days of workshop are held by those very engineers and architects, to share their depth knowledge in specific fields. Along with other major conferences, such as IASS and SmartGeometry, you can’t really miss that!
Whereas SmartGeometry is mostly a workshop, whose conferences are the results of what participants achieve in those four intensive days, and IASS annually holds more than 1200 participants, AAG is quite elitist, proposing no more than 50 researches every two years, representative of a well defined field.
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