3D parametric

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Project • By Atmosphere DesignLabOffices

Adl-Mecone office facade and interior

The project consists of a four-story commercial building in Ernakulam, India. The design called for efficiency-oriented structure with minimal sacrifice for aesthetics. Being in a tropical humid climate, a climate responsive façade was required to reduce operating costs. These criteria led to the conception of a perforated Corten steel curtain wall encompassing the four-story structure. In the context of an indistinguishable concrete fabrication, the building ensures a rigid identity and a probable landmark.   Facade The façade is made using weathering steel-a steel alloy which forms a stable rust-like appearance after exposure to weather for several months. The rusting process facilitated by the forces of nature and p... More

Project • By LMN ArchitectsUniversities

Voxman Music Building

Celebrating musical performance at every turn; embracing collaboration and exploratory student-driven education.The Voxman Music Building celebrates musical performance at every turn, embracing a collaborative and exploratory student-driven model of education that treats every space as performance space. The building shares this sense of musical discovery with the community through a transparent expression. Conceptually, the pattern of streets and open spaces in the mixed-use district of Iowa City extends directly into the multi-level interior spaces, cultivating a sense of vertical urban vitality and embracing its downtown civic presence.The six-story, 184,000-square-foot building is situated between the campus and the downtown core o... More

Project • By Schollglas Sachsen GmbhShopping Centres

Chadstone Shopping Center 'The Fashion Capital'

Almost touching the sky at Chadstone‘The Fashion Capital’ The self-supporting, curving glass roof in Melbourne was con-structed using GEWE-therm®sun 4SG thermal insulation glaz-ing. International Architects: Callison RTKL UK-Ltd based in London in collaboration with Melbourne Architect: The Buchan Group, Atelier One structure engineers and façade specialist seele have created a breath-taking free-form grid shell structure constructed from steel and glass at the Chadstone ‘The Fashion Capital’ in Melbourne,Australia. The gently curving roof appears to rest on the building like a delicate shawl. In reality the construction’s domed and vaulted steel elements, which arch over the two-storey passages of what the operators call “Australia’s pre-e... More

Product • By MDT-texCirrus System

Cirrus System

Eye Beacon and Prototype II are working models for a multi-functional membrane structure system, called Cirrus, that is being further developed to serve as a façade, a second skin or a shelter structure. The Cirrus System consists of 3D parametric panels of high-performance PTFE textile spanning frames made of custom-designed stainless steel nodes and aluminum profiles. In addition to its unique appearance, Cirrus System is planned to be integrated with innovative lighting, solar-, and rainwater harvesting features. More


Renovation of "Kanban-Style" building

*KANBAN-style; Billboard architecture, built in the early Showa period. Typically the ground floor is served as retail space, with displaying windows at the storefront. The client's request was simple. First, to keep the facade of the Billboard architecture. Second, to enforce seismic retrofit to resist earthquakes. There was a tailor shop closed for over ten years. The existing building was almost abandoned, and the damage was disastrous. Although it seemed impossible, the client strongly wished for the building to remain. We decided to lift-up the complete building, and reconstruct the whole foundation and damaged elements. There was no earthquake resisting elements at ground floor. If we chosen ordinary way of reinforcement, suc... More

Project • By SO/AP architectesUrban Green Spaces


GENERAL DESIGN: The bias of SO/AP agency was to design an urban pattern generated by tools for parametric programming. The urban grid, the study of heights and typology of housing are the optimized results from simulations between a 3D parametric design software, and software for environmental analysis. All data as solar radiation, natural lighting condition, thermal performance and water consumption have been integrated to the urban design from the beginning. A urban grid with 20/20m plots - 10m spaced -, is at first uniformly contorted to have the optimize pattern following the contour lines on slopping fields. The simulating of solar potential generates two progressive areas of highest building. It defined two urban attractive ar... More