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This is the research blog of anOtherStudio at DIA Dessau (an english speaking master course in Architecture at the Hochschule Anhalt and Bauhaus Dessau)

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    London 2030 Parasites

    As there has been a lot of attention to recent events in the Gulf of Mexico, it might be fitting to reconsider how existing oil rigs and drilling platforms could be reused architecturally. A great thesis project from Anthony Lau at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2008 deals with how we can come to terms with this in an age of global warming and rising water levels. You can find an excellent description in more detail on BLDGBLOG and larger images on Flickr.

    — 3 years ago with 1 note

    #SS2010  #Victoria Bradbrook  #Dylan Powell  #research  #parasites  #London  #global warming 

    ENJOY YOUR LAST WEEK!

    have fun

    thedailywhat:

    Tardy Bird Special: It’s been a rough couple of days without steady Internet service. But nothing a little guinea pig eating a cucumber peel can’t fix.

    Ah. Much better.

    [arbroath.]

    — 3 years ago with 239 notes

    inflatable solar energy capturer, for the additional energy needed to heat the spa the inflatable skin can heat up water by solar energy. 

    inflatable solar energy capturer, for the additional energy needed to heat the spa the inflatable skin can heat up water by solar energy. 

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #material  #spa  #urban spa  #Dylan Powell  #Victoria Bradbrook 
    geruguro:

unproductive:

By Mark Stock 
Dynamo   2006-10-28        The words “fluid dynamics” may bring memories of the swirling  patterns in coffee, the smoke rising from a candle that has just been  blown out, or the chaotic motions of rice grains in boiling water. None  of these, though, can hold a flame to the largest (and frightfully  close) mass of constantly-convecting and active fluid flow that we know  of: the sun. The combined action of magnetism, temperature, and  convection—-which are all amenable to the same computational  methods—-creates the dynamo effect. These intertwined forces result in  amazingly complex behaviors. This image pays homage to the chaotic and  powerful mass of hydrogen and helium that gives us life.  The method for creating “Dynamo” was born from the need to illustrate  complex flow patterns for publication in scientific journals.  One  common problem with visualizing fluid flow is that most plotting  software use very simple lighting schemes and rely on perspective and  occlusion for communicating depth.  It has been shown, however, that  shape and spatial relation of virtual objects can be significantly  enhanced with the inclusion of realistic light interreflection. To  accommodate this, I chose to render solid streamlines with a  pseudo-radiosity raytracer, which adds these important depth cues to the  two-dimensional image.  One of my goals for “Dynamo” was to use this technique to depict a  dynamism that is pervasive and uncontrollable yet confined.  Fluid  turbulence is an amazing phenomenon that stems from a few simple  physical relationships, and is an ideal model for explorations in  computational physics and algorithms.  The research code that created  the shapes in “Dynamo” acts very much like a flocking algorithm, in  which every particle is constantly affected by every other particle,  though with different interaction rules.
 

    geruguro:

    unproductive:

    By Mark Stock 

    Dynamo 2006-10-28 The words “fluid dynamics” may bring memories of the swirling patterns in coffee, the smoke rising from a candle that has just been blown out, or the chaotic motions of rice grains in boiling water. None of these, though, can hold a flame to the largest (and frightfully close) mass of constantly-convecting and active fluid flow that we know of: the sun. The combined action of magnetism, temperature, and convection—-which are all amenable to the same computational methods—-creates the dynamo effect. These intertwined forces result in amazingly complex behaviors. This image pays homage to the chaotic and powerful mass of hydrogen and helium that gives us life. The method for creating “Dynamo” was born from the need to illustrate complex flow patterns for publication in scientific journals. One common problem with visualizing fluid flow is that most plotting software use very simple lighting schemes and rely on perspective and occlusion for communicating depth. It has been shown, however, that shape and spatial relation of virtual objects can be significantly enhanced with the inclusion of realistic light interreflection. To accommodate this, I chose to render solid streamlines with a pseudo-radiosity raytracer, which adds these important depth cues to the two-dimensional image. One of my goals for “Dynamo” was to use this technique to depict a dynamism that is pervasive and uncontrollable yet confined. Fluid turbulence is an amazing phenomenon that stems from a few simple physical relationships, and is an ideal model for explorations in computational physics and algorithms. The research code that created the shapes in “Dynamo” acts very much like a flocking algorithm, in which every particle is constantly affected by every other particle, though with different interaction rules.

     

    — 3 years ago with 17 notes

    #knitting  #cocoon 
    Cigarette Filter Attributes

    LINK

    Components of Cigarette Filters

    "A plug or a cap, with which the majority of cigarette filters are made, is composed of cellulose acetate – a plastic. The balance are made from papers and rayon. The cellulose acetate tow fibers are finer than even sewing thread. They are white in color and packed tightly together to create a filter. At first glance they look similar to cotton.”

    Are Cigarette Filters Effective?

    "The majority of cigarettes filters bear ventilation holes punched around the circumference of the filter tip. The ordinary cigarettes might have one ring of ventilation holes, but light and ultra-light cigarettes might boast two or more rings. These tiny holes can be viewed in bright light by holding the unrolled paper up. The property of these ventilation holes is to allow enough fresh air into the smoke. So these cigarettes test low in tar and nicotine levels when smoked, if they are uncovered by the user.

    If smokers’ fingers or lips cover some of these holes as they puff, this action can result in giving them much higher doses of tar and nicotine than advertised. Critics of the tobacco industry slam this feature by arguing that the holes create a flexible dosing system allowing addicted smokers to maintain the tar and nicotine levels they crave while falsely believing they are inhaling lower, safer doses.”

    — 3 years ago

    #smoke  #cigarette  #ss2010  #MayaUtsunomiya  #vikki suprin 

    Images from modelab.  Reference for surface articulation study.

    — 3 years ago

    #smoke  #vikki suprin  #MayaUtsunomiya  #surface  #skin  #fabrication 

    LEGO Architecture: Sears Tower

    This LEGO set was designed by Adam Reed Tucker, who has also put out more complex sets such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Fallingwater House.

    Archdaily Article

    — 3 years ago

    Rome 2010: Vertical Spa Competition
“Arquitectum and the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura want to bring a new element to the city’s debate and enigma: a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum, which would present itself as an “important” element, but not necessarily monumental, which would expose Rome’s complexity by being a “vertical” Rome, which would assemble the facts and the enigmas lived and surviving in the Eternal City.” ~Archdaily
Archdaily Article
Arquitectum Competition Website

    Rome 2010: Vertical Spa Competition

    Arquitectum and the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura want to bring a new element to the city’s debate and enigma: a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum, which would present itself as an “important” element, but not necessarily monumental, which would expose Rome’s complexity by being a “vertical” Rome, which would assemble the facts and the enigmas lived and surviving in the Eternal City.” ~Archdaily

    Archdaily Article

    Arquitectum Competition Website

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #Kyle Rogler  #spa  #inspiration 
    D.I.Y. Electronics: New Wave of Prosumers?
A new trend that is popping up is DIY products which you either convert a previous product into a new one, or you build the product yourself from new parts. Some examples include transforming the Nintendo 64 into a portable handheld device, the DIY Tablet, and custom computers. With society increasing having the knowledge to create their own products, what can be designed next?
Liquidware DIY Tablet
N64 remodding guide by Modded by Bacteria

    D.I.Y. Electronics: New Wave of Prosumers?

    A new trend that is popping up is DIY products which you either convert a previous product into a new one, or you build the product yourself from new parts. Some examples include transforming the Nintendo 64 into a portable handheld device, the DIY Tablet, and custom computers. With society increasing having the knowledge to create their own products, what can be designed next?

    Liquidware DIY Tablet

    N64 remodding guide by Modded by Bacteria

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #Kyle Rogler  #DIY  #inspiration  #electronis  #nintendo 64 

    Sustainable Cities: by Vandkunsten

    This is a video showing some of the concepts of Vandkunsten for sustainable cities. They break down the project into various components such as green space, building blocks, and circulation with highlights on plans, sections, and perspectives.

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #Kyle Rogler  #Vandkunsten  #sustainability  #sustainable cities 
    Gondola Lift Research:
The site Lift-World.net as a variety of resources and database on various lift systems. The steepest incline a gondola can perform is 80%, the average incline is around 35% - 45%.
Life-World.net

    Gondola Lift Research:

    The site Lift-World.net as a variety of resources and database on various lift systems. The steepest incline a gondola can perform is 80%, the average incline is around 35% - 45%.

    Life-World.net

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #Kyle Rogler  #gondola lift 
    Kudamm/DMY

    Recently I (and some others from our studio) were able to make a short trip to Berlin to check out our respective building sites in more detail. The above panorama is a 180-degree view of Ku’damm starting with the Swiss Hotel to the far right, and ending with Joachimstaler Strasse on the far left. This represents one of the most prominent view available. The views to the east are mostly blocked or obstructed by tall buildings. 

    During our time in Berlin we were also able to briefly visit the DMY International Design Festival. Some of my favorites are below. You can see the the entire photoset on Flickr.

                 

    — 3 years ago

    #SS2010  #research  #Dylan Powell  #Victoria Bradbrook  #DMY  #Ku'damm  #panorama