19th October 2015 Tutorials

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

 

 

4th May 2015 Tutorials

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.

 

 

Happy Easter from WeWantToLearn.net :)

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

Crit One

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
Diana
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
lorna
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

21st November 2014 Tutorials

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

Thursday 6th November Tutorials

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

23rd October 2014 Tutorials

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

17th October 2014 Tutorials

Here are couple pictures from our last tutorials. DS10 is back with some exciting experiments, models and diagrams for Brief01:Systems. From Lorna’s spiralhedrons to Sarah’s pyritohedron, Maria’s stalagtites to Charlotte’s Jitterbug, Garis’ curved folding to Tobias’ Rheotomic surfaces, students are exploring the mathematical, natural or biological system of their choice, both with physical and digital parametric models.

Lorna Jackson's Spiralhedron
Lorna Jackson’s Spiralhedron
Lorna Jackson's Spiralhedron
Lorna Jackson’s Spiralhedron
Toby holding the curved Folding by Garis Iu
Toby holding the curved Folding by Garis Iu
Curved Folding by Garis Iu
Curved Folding by Garis Iu
Water, Speaker and Smart Phone, beautiful patterns by Toby Plunkett
Water, Speaker and Smart Phone, beautiful patterns by Toby Plunkett
Joe Leach's 3D Reciprocal Structures
Joe Leach’s 3D Reciprocal Structures
Mesh Recursive Sub-Division by Aslan Adnan
Mesh Recursive Sub-Division by Aslan Adnan
Sarah Stell's  Pyritohedrons
Sarah Stell’s Pyritohedrons
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maria vergopoulou’s stalagtites
Charlotte Yates Buckminster Fuller's Jitterbug
Charlotte Yates Buckminster Fuller’s Jitterbug
Bismuth Crystals Growth Analysis by John Leung
Bismuth Crystals Growth Analysis by John Leung
Cellular Automata model and diagram by Alex Berciu
Cellular Automata model and diagram by Alex Berciu
Rigid Miura-Ori Origami by John Konnings
Rigid Miura-Ori Origami by John Konnings
Inversive Geometry Diagrams by Tom Jelley
Inversive Geometry Diagrams by Tom Jelley
Recursive cube growth by Diana Raican
Recursive cube growth by Diana Raican
Sectionned Rheotomic Surfaces by Tobias Power
Sectionned Rheotomic Surfaces by Tobias Power

1st May 2014 Tutorials

Our studio is back after a month of holidays. Here are couple pictures from our tutorials today. Impressive progress from our students including a 3D printed potato-based fractal civilization (Andrei Jipa), a series of recursive bamboo structures for the Durga Puja festival (Dhiren Patel), an origami roof for the fashion week (Charlotte Yates), a spiky eco-retreat to meet the Sami people (Natasha Coutts), a temple for the Burning Man festival made of reciprocal plywood components (Joe Leach), a hypar tower for the Damyang Bamboo festival (William Garforth-Bless), a Pop-Up book drop pavilion (Ieva Ciocyte), a surreal Dali Museum in the Park (Lorna Jackson), a promenade concert in Hyde Park (Sarah Shuttleworth) and many more… We are so excited by the diversity of projects this year and the clear continuity between our brief2A and brief2B. Looking forward to the final crit on Thursday 15th May!

Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja
Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park
Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park
William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower
William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower

 

16th January 2014 Tutorial

Happy new year! We are back and had our first tutorials session today. Students are submitting their portfolio on Tuesday and have started the last brief (see all our briefs for the year here). Here are two projects which are worth sharing for the following reasons:

  • Ieva Ciocyte’s elevation and plan drawings are very clear, with attention to details: traced Burning Man people, perfect shadows and lineweights, labels and dimensions. It just looks good.
  • Andrei Jipa manipulated the G-Code of his 3D Prints to create a continuous extrusion. Instead of slicing the prints horizontally, he generated a print path that follows the geometry and goes up in a spiral.

More beautiful projects on Tuesday evening!

Elevation 1 - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower
Elevation  1  – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower
Elevation 1 - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower
Elevation 2 – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower
Plan - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower
Plan – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower
Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors
Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion
Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors
Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion
Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors
Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion