Saturday, December 6, 2008


systemicprocess is the collaboration of David Jaubert and Michael Harris. The working methodology of systemicprocess utilizes a wide coterie of tools from digital modeling and scripting to digital fabrication as a means of removing the barrier between the conceptualization of ideas and the palpability of realization.

Monday, November 3, 2008

new smart geometry website

Starting today, has a new home with a host of new features.

You will find frequent articles and blog postings by SG members and friends, reviews of recent conferences and software (with photos/video), and an open forum on a variety of topics for your participation.

This new site also contains content from the previous conferences and workshops as well as information about future events. It will be the gathering place prior to the next SG International Conference for workshop attendees and speakers.

Become a member, and come back often and take part in the future development of architectural design computation!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


rhinowbot is a knowledge based and component-based parametric modelling-technology based on Rhino3d for construction detail models of building facades, roofs and other building assemblies.
It aims to make 3D modelling easy for user in all levels and familiarities with digital modeling.


Juergen Weiss, Architect, is the founder of ReThink Architecture, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via different approches. Starting from scripting to digital fabrication until material research. He graduated with a Diplom of Architecture form the University of applied science Biberach (Germany)and a second Graduation of the Institut d'Arquitectura Avan├žada de Catalunya (IAAC, Barcelona)with a Master of Advanced Architecture. Juergen’s work experience in Germany, Swiss and Spain includes different offices, where he was the project architect, from competition to construction of different projects. During this time he got different insight of material research and computation design.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ball Nogues Studio - Materials & Applications 2005

"This vortex-shaped, temporary outdoor installation at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles warped the flow of space with a featherweight rendition of a celestial black hole. Hovering over M&A's courtyard, Maximilian's Schell was a spectacle the size of an apartment building constructed in tinted Mylar resembling stained glass. The piece functioned as a shade structure, swirling overhead for the entire summer of 2005. The interior of this immersive experimental installation created a beckoning outdoor room for social interaction and contemplation by changing the space, color, and sound of the M&A courtyard gallery. During the day as the sun passed overhead, the canopy cast colored fractal light patterns onto the ground. When standing in the center or "singularity" of the piece and gazing upward, the visitor could see only infinite sky. In the evening when viewed from the exterior, the vortex glowed warmly while both obscuring and allowing glimpses of the building behind it. The assembly paid homage to a character played by actor Maximilian Schell in Disney Studio's forgotten sci-fi adventure The Black Hole. Dr. Reinhardt is a visionary tyrant on a monomaniacal quest to harness the "power of the vortex" and possess "the great truth of the unknown."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"architecture of information : systems of aesthetics : physicality and virtuality
a blog about the emerging landscape of architectural
computation and its intersection with science
medicine and information theory "


"As the world most internationally diverse graduate design program, the drl continues to explore the possibilities of todays highly distributed, digital design networks and tools.
The drl is a 16-month post-professional course in architectural design, leading to a masters of architecture and urbanism degree."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

IwamotoScott Architecture: Voussoir Cloud

"The SCI-Arc Gallery is pleased to present Voussoir Cloud, a site-specific installation by San Francisco based architecture and design practice IwamotoScott in collaboration with Buro Happold. Voussoir Cloud’s design explores the coupling of potentially conflicting constructional logics – the pure compression of a vault with an ultra-light sheet material. Opening August 8, this installation will be fabricated by IwamotoScott in association with SCI-Arc students."

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Biennale Architecture di Venezia 2008

"11th International Architecture Exhibition
There are 782 registered participants – mostly from outside Italy (51%) – from 48 countries for the Everyville 2008 online competition, organised by the Venice Biennale on the occasion of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition.
The competition, curated by Aaron Betsky, in collaboration with Francesco Delogu, is aimed at university students of all disciplines in Italy and abroad. The closing date for entries was July 1st. The works will be selected by an international jury and the winning projects will be exhibited in the course of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition."

ARS Electronica Linz 2008

"a new cultural economy"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SmartGeometry Workshop 2008 in Munich

"What was it? »

This centerpiece of the event featured a day long agenda filled with inspiring sessions where tutors shared the work from this year’s Workshop, and they were joined by presentations from industry leaders and SmartGeometry Directors. Focusing on advanced computational and parametric design, these sessions included presentations on design, technology, methodology and through case studies."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

robotic ecologies lab

"lab, seminar and workshop blog with posts by jason k. johnson exploring promiscuous new ecologies brought forth by the rapid release of advanced computation into the physical realm"

The 2008 Digitalis Robot was produced by architecture Prof. Jason Johnson and music Prof. Matthew Burtner with assistance from Joy Wang, Megan Manion and Troy Rogers -- plus the Interactive Media Research Group [IMRG] and ITC at UVa.

Grasshopper - Generative Modeling for Rhino

"For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper™ is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Advances in Architectural Geometry

" This symposium will bring together researchers from the fields of architecture and geometry to discuss recent advances in research and practice and to identify and address the most challenging problems. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural practices and academia. The event consists of two parts, two days of hands-on workshops followed by two days of oral and poster presentations in conference style, featuring prominent invited speakers."

Architectural Geometry

The book "Architectural geometry" from the authors H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, M.Hofer and A.Killian contains everything related to geometry and the use in architecture:

numerical methods of manufacturing with the kuka robot

in spring this year i ´ve got a deep insight in working with the kuka-robot and the software "hypermill" within the course "numerical methods of manufacturing".

i thought that it could be very interesting to try to mill a part of a triply periodic surface and so i took a code for k3dsurf from Ruggero Gabbrielli (Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics - Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Bath) and
tried to use that to show the repeating properties from that kind minimal surface.

further it would be very interesting to research the properties from these skeletal graphs and their use for experimental space grids.