Wednesday, May 23, 2018

AI Deep Dreaming - Bonus step

As a bonus step... upload one of your perspectives into http://psychic-vr-lab.com/deepdream/ 


Moving Architecture...

Achim Menges studies materials that can respond to their environment - 'meteorosensitive' hygroskins..

His lectures are fascinating:


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jenny Wu and Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos
Ornament and Crime
https://faculty.risd.edu/bcampbel/Loos-Ornament%20and%20Crime.pdf 

1. Remove all unnecessary ornament
2. Aesthetic Purism
3. Must be current to time when it's designed. No replica.
4. Logical / methodical / utilitarian 
5. Ornament is a criminal waste of time, money and material.

read after
http://www.sjsu.edu/people/thomas.leddy/courses/66/s1/Loos.doc

Jenny Wu
https://www.oylerwu.com/

1. Perceptual and visual void
2. Active inlay - interplay of connecting solids and voids. 
3. Freeform Geometry
4. Animated form
5. Layering of material

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sketchup // Images



I mentioned Alex Hogrefe's site in class yesterday:  https://visualizingarchitecture.com/ 

This post  https://visualizingarchitecture.com/sketchup-to-kerkythea-clay-rendering/  has basics for creating quick renders.  In the comments he mentions that he uses Rhino to create some of the shapes and then imports the geometry to sketchup. You're welcome to do the same. 

You don't have to render your images - but you might think about editing a sketchup style to change the appearance of the model - especially for the animations. I like the Tech Pen Endpoints style which is very simple - and it's also a good idea to turn on shadows!


I'd definitely have a read of this post https://visualizingarchitecture.com/composing-your-perspectives/ which talks about composing an image. 

If you need to model something complex - try Rhino it's installed in the computer labs and you can download a trial from here: https://www.rhino3d.com/download.
This tutorial models a roof:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDw47ZdEXDU 
And this describes the process of bringing it into sketchup:
https://sefaira.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202286849-Best-Practices-for-Importing-Rhino-Files-into-SketchUp 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pinterest

Take a look at this pinterest board for more images and references.. I'll keep uploading images throughout the semester on it.


You might want to use pinterest to collect images that inform your design..

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