Grid transformations

Ongoing research on patterns and grid deformations, investigating strategies to develop rule-based tesselation systems that would challenge the repetetive nature of regular grids. Case study_01 Pattern Library Pattern_05[b] Pattern_05[a] Pattern_04[c] Pattern_04[b] Pattern_04[a] Pattern_03[b] Pattern_03[a] Pattern_02[b] Pattern_02[a] Pattern_01[b] Pattern_01[a] Advertisements

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AAG 2014 London

The current edition of the  Advances in Architectural Geometry conference will be held in London from the 18th to 21st of September 2014. AAG is a symposium focusing on both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments. The event consists of two days of […]

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AA VS Beijing 2014

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE VISITING SCHOOL /// (Su(pe)rReal) Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN Timeline: 18 – 26 January 2014 Programme Director: Li Qun Zhao Beijing Coordinator: Chang Qiang Visting School Director: Christopher Pierce Unit 1 Tutors: Agata Kycia, Xin Wang Students: Gaby, Junlin Lan, Shuman Wu, Su Yang, S.Y. Liu, Victor, Xian Zheng, Yufang QI, Zhendong Huangfu, Ziyi Huang Description: SuperReal is […]

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Urban Planning Museum

Type: Culture Location: Nantong, CN Area: 8 100 m² Status: Completed Design: HENN Client: Urban Planning Department of Nantong Tongzhou District Role: Building & facade design As part of the Nantong Sports Centre masterplan, the new Nantong Urban Planning Museum is located prominently along the […]

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Visibility computation

The following study is a visualisation tool aiming to explore the inspirational potential of dynamic diagramming in the conceptual stage of the design process. Developed as Processing application, this dynamic diagram represents visibility patterns in a space with given obstacles. It enables real-time study of […]

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3D spatial analysis tools

Case Study: Suzhou Daily High-Rise Location: Suzhou, CN Design: HENN Collaboration: TU Dresden, Centre for Knowledge Architecture Dresden Role: Building design & tool development How one could increase social interaction in a high-rise building ? A case study for this exploration is the “Suzhou Daily” headquarters […]

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High-rise Design Principles /// DRX 2013

Research theme: Vertical Net Structures [DRX 2013] Date: 23.07.2013 Tutor: Agata Kycia Location: HENN, Berlin, DE Description: The workshop introduces recent developments and tendencies in the design of tall buildings to the DRX 2013 researchers. Through a series of lectures, Agata highlights the critical aspects in […]

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Museum in Mecca

Type: Culture Area: 15 500 m² Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia Design: HENN Exhibition Design: RALPH APPELBAUM ASSOCIATES Status: Competition Role: Building Design Design proposal for this museum offers maximum of synergy between the architecture of the building and the exhibition design and content. Space is used not only as a frame […]

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Minimal path computation

  Research Program: DRX 2012 /// Minimal Surface High-rise Structures Host: HENN Berlin Project: Prototower 03 – Ultra-lightweight Spaceframe Structure using minimal path computation Researchers: Agata Kycia (HENN), Danae Polyviou (TEUFFEL Engineering Consultants), Anna Wawrzinek (FU Berlin) The design concept of this Prototower was derived from the formations […]

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Dynamic Diagramming

INTRA MUROS 2012 – DYNAMIC DIAGRAMMING / DATA VISUALISATION IN PROCESSING Location: Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences Dates: November 2012 Tutors: Moritz Fleischmann, Agata Kycia Student: Maryvonne Wellen Description: Open source programming languages (such as Processing), in addition to the usual functionality for data […]

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