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Hello Everyone – Back in our studio studying mathematical, biological and made-made systems using parametric tools and digital fabrication for our BRIEF01: EXPLORE. Here are couple highlights from yesterday’s tutorial showing the initial study models and drawings needed to explain the rules of the system and their creative possibilities.

Thin layered structures based on Japanese craft and the artist Shono Shounsai by Hamish Mac Pherson

Thin layered structures based on Japanese craft and the artist Shono Shounsai by Hamish Mac Pherson

Auxetic Structure from Paper by Alex Sommerville

Auxetic Structure from Paper by Alex Sommerville

The mathematics of moire patterns by Tom Jelley

The mathematics of moire patterns by Tom Jelley

Variations on Curves of Pursuit by Josh Potter

Variations on Curves of Pursuit by Josh Potter

Extending the faces of Isocahedron variations creating interlocking structures by Aslan Adnan

Extending the faces of Isocahedron variations creating interlocking structures by Aslan Adnan

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Variations on interlocking hexagons by Vlad Ignatescu

Truncated Polyhedron shaped from the planar corners by Agnieszka Tarnowska

Truncated Polyhedron shaped from the planar corners by Agnieszka Tarnowska

 

 

Hello everyone, here are couple pictures from our last tutorial showing some of the best future cities that our students are currently working on in response to the Brief03:FutureCities.

From an open-source green city living in symbiosis with the Amazonian forest to a terra-forming city on Mars made from 3d printing robots carrying giant Fresnel lenses all the way to a rent-for-advertisement growing infrastructure covered with LED screens – we are look forward to discovering with you the cities of tomorrow from our wonderful and creative DS10 students next Thursday at the Interim Crit.

Joe Leach's green city, built in harmony with the Amazonian forest, based on an open-source catalogue of beautiful curved wooden trusses

Joe Leach’s green city, built in harmony with the Amazonian forest, based on an open-source catalogue of beautiful curved wooden trusses

Alex Berciu's Cellular Automata city providing an 3d Printed infrastructure for the people

Alex Berciu’s Cellular Automata city providing an 3d Printed infrastructure for the people

Diana Raican's Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Diana Raican’s Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Garius Iu's inflatable curved origami city recycles the ocean's plastic patches while providing a playful shelter on the rising seas.

Garius Iu’s inflatable curved origami city recycles the ocean’s plastic patches while providing a playful shelter on the rising seas.

Diana Raican's Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Diana Raican’s Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Lianne clarke's growing pixel city offers reduced rent for advertisement campaigns and provides LED clad cubes connected together with a plug-in cross system.

Lianne clarke’s growing pixel city offers reduced rent for advertisement campaigns and provides LED clad cubes connected together with a plug-in cross system.

Diana Raican's Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Diana Raican’s Fractal City on the rising sea provides protection from Tsunami and a gradation between private and communal spaces.

Lianne clarke's growing pixel city offers reduced rent for advertisement campaigns and provides LED clad cubes connected together with a plug-in cross system.

Lianne clarke’s growing pixel city offers reduced rent for advertisement campaigns and provides LED clad cubes connected together with a plug-in cross system.

Vlad Ignatescu is terra-forming mars with 3d printing robots that solidify sand dunes using giant fresnel lenses.

Vlad Ignatescu is terra-forming mars with 3d printing robots that solidify sand dunes using giant fresnel lenses.

 

 

It is the end of the second term for the University of Westminster and what a term for DS10! Four projects almost completed at BuroHappold’s engineering headquarters, Three projects to build at the Burning Man festival this summer. We could not be more happy and proud of our students… And it is not finished: after having produced a timeline of the scientific discovery and science-fictional predictions, they have started designing a future city (Brief03) based on their Brief01 and Brief02 work. Here are some pictures showing the students and their current research. Happy Easter everyone!

DS10 in our studio space at the University of Westminster

DS10 in our studio space at the University of Westminster

Joe Leach working on the Falling Leaves, his installation for Buro Happold engineering

Joe Leach working on the Falling Leaves, his installation for Buro Happold engineering

Diana Raican finishing the Dissolving Cubes installation at the Nervi Room, BuroHappold

Diana Raican finishing the Dissolving Cubes installation at the Nervi Room, BuroHappold

Garis Iu completing the Meander, his curved Origami installation for BuroHappold

Garis Iu completing the Meander, his curved Origami installation for BuroHappold

Charlotte Yates' Jitterbug Prototype for Buro Happold Engineering. Client Meeting with Neil Billet, Andrew Best and  James Solly

Charlotte Yates’ Jitterbug Prototype for Buro Happold Engineering. Client Meeting with Neil Billet, Andrew Best and James Solly

Lorna Jackson showing one of the gifts for our Kickstarter Campaign

Lorna Jackson showing one of the gifts for our Kickstarter Campaign

John Konings showing his prototype for an Origami City on Water generating electricity from the waves in Holland.

John Konings showing his prototype for an Origami City on Water generating electricity from the waves in Holland.

Joe Leach showing his Burning Man proposal model  to  Mike Tonkin

Joe Leach showing his Burning Man proposal model to Mike Tonkin

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city

Sarah Stell's African Rural and tribal mega-city

Sarah Stell’s African Rural and tribal mega-city

Ieva Ciocyte's Solar chimneys City made from a network of water purifying farms in a polluted land.

Ieva Ciocyte’s Solar chimneys City made from a network of water purifying farms in a polluted land.

Tom Jelley showing his Floating Solar Mirrors City.

Tom Jelley showing his Floating Solar Mirrors City.

Garis Iu's extruded plastic floating city based on curved origami.

Garis Iu’s extruded plastic floating city based on curved origami.

Joe Leach's Green Corridor City in the Amazonian Forest

Joe Leach’s Green Corridor City in the Amazonian Forest

Irina Ghuizan showing her City in the Sky

Irina Ghuizan showing her City in the Sky

Lorna Jackson showing her feminist city and her winning burning man project made from Spirohedron

Lorna Jackson showing her feminist city and her winning burning man project made from Spirohedron

Toby Plunkett showing his cymatic city generated from sound patterns

Toby Plunkett showing his cymatic city generated from sound patterns

Some joyous proposals for both Burning Man and Buro Happold’s London office at yesterdays crit, the first of the year.

Our guest critics were Andrew Best, James Solly, Andrei Jipa, Harry Charringdon and Ben Stringer. Thank you all for your inspiring comments and tireless enthusiasm throughout the day.

Here are some images of the exciting work coming out of the studio this year, more to come 🙂

Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube

Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube

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Diana Raican’s transforming cubes model

 

Diana Raican

Burning Man proposal by Diana Raican exploring fractal cubes

 

Garis Iu

Bent timber pavilion by Garis Iu

Naomi Danos Andrei Jipa

Guest critic and DS10 alumni Andrei Jipa with Naomi Danos’s hypar surfaces model

 

Inspired by Cairo tesselation, playful pavillion by Sarah Stell

Sarah Stell’s model capturing the translation of cubes into dodecahedrons

Lianne Clark’s animated keyframe light and shadow explorations

Jon Leung’s bismuth inspired pavilion

Aslan Adnan’s perturbated pavilion inspired by crystal growth patterns

The Tower of Power by Tobias Power

Rheotomic surface installation by Tobias Power

Charlotte Yates animated jitterbug model proposed for Buro Happold

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Lorna Jackson’s spidron installations at different scales

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Joe Leach’s pavilion of timber tension

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Tom Jelley’s anamorphosis experiments remapping geometry

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Tom jelley’s magical anamorphic proposal

We are approaching the first “crit” of the term and our students are already proposing joyful projects for the Burning Man festival and Buro Happold’s newly refurbished HQ on Newman Street. The talented photographer NK Guy (http://nkguy.com/ and http://burningcam.com/) gave an excellent evening lecture at our campus to inspire our students and for the release of the book “The Art of Burning Man” (Taschen) which will feature some of our studio’s work. Here are couple images of the student’s project and of our buzzing DS10 space (pictures by Toby Burgess):

Aslan Adnan's early proposals for Buro Happold and Burning Man

Aslan Adnan’s early proposals for Buro Happold and Burning Man

Aslan Adnan's Explosive Recursion

Aslan Adnan’s Explosive Recursion

Joe Leach's early proposal for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s early proposal for Burning Man

Tom Jelley's Mirror deformation of 3d geometry using the inversion principle.

Tom Jelley’s Mirror deformation of 3d geometry using the inversion principle.

Lorna Jackson's kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )

Lorna Jackson’s kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )

Garis Iu's Curved Folding Components

Garis Iu’s Curved Folding Components

Toby Plunket's 3D Cymatic

Toby Plunket’s 3D Cymatic

Lorna Jackson's kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )

Lorna Jackson’s kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )

DS10 WeWanttoLearn's  buzzing Studio Space

DS10 WeWanttoLearn’s buzzing Studio Space

Ieva Ciocyte's Tree Bundling Truss

Ieva Ciocyte’s Tree Bundling Truss

Naomi Danos Folded Hypar volumes

Naomi Danos Folded Hypar volumes

NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students

NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students

NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students

NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students

We just finished Brief01:System/Sci-Fi and starting Brief02:Buro/Burn – Here are couple pictures of our last tutorials by Toby Burgess. Students will be uploading their systems on Monday on this blog!

Our Joyful DS10 Studio - Picture by Vlad Ignatescu

Our Joyful DS10 Studio – Picture by Vlad Ignatescu

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Recursive Explosion by Aslan Adnan

Curved Kerf Folding by Garius Iu

Curved Kerf Folding by Garis Iu

Inversion Principle by Tom Jelley

Inversion Principle by Tom Jelley

Tom Jelley's Inversion Principle explained in a model

Tom Jelley’s Inversion Principle explained in a model

Miura-Ori studies by John KoningsJohn Konings rigid Miura Ori Origami

Recursive Reciprocal Structure by Irina Ghiuzan

Recursive Reciprocal Structure by Irina Ghiuzan

Tobias Power plotting complex numbers onb a vertical axis - Rheotomic Surface inspired by Daniel Piiker

Tobias Power plotting complex numbers onb a vertical axis – Rheotomic Surface inspired by Daniel Piiker

Jonathan Leung creating his own Bismuth Crystals

Jonathan Leung creating his own Bismuth Crystals

Esha Hashim's Fabric Tensegrity

Esha Hashim’s Fabric Tensegrity

Lianne Clarke's Reaction Diffusion Patterns on Acrylic

Lianne Clarke’s Reaction Diffusion Patterns on Acrylic

Here are couple inspiring pictures from our last tutorial. Students are now focusing on developing larger models. They will soon choose between submitting an installation for Buro Happold’s new HQ or the Burning Man festival.

Recursive cube growth by Diana Raican

Recursive cube growth by Diana Raican

Tobias Power's Rheotomic Surfaces

Tobias Power’s Rheotomic Surfaces

Toby Plunkett's M/N Cymatics diagrams

Toby Plunkett’s M/N Cymatics diagrams

Garis Iu's Giant Curved Origami

Garis Iu’s Giant Curved Origami

Garis Iu's Giant Curved Origami

Lorna Jackson’s giant Spirohedron

Naomi Danos' modular components

Naomi Danos’ modular components

Naomi Danos' modular components

Naomi Danos’ modular components

Naomi Danos' modular components using hypar origami

Naomi Danos’ modular components using hypar origami

Tom  Jelley's Inversion principle model

Tom Jelley’s Inversion principle model