suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
claudio GRANATO, dino KIRATZIDIS, & cecilia SANNELLA: The Atlas of Sensations was a 4 week summer school at The University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The brief was to design a pedestrian bridge near the Urania building in Vienna. Our project looked at techniques of producing highly articulated, “pleated” surfaces. This was achieved by moving between the software platforms, which was one of the objectives of the course: we modeled in Maya, deformed the generic mesh (a tube, with apertures) with Processing; further edited the deformed geometry in Maya to adapt to the site; and produced gradients and perforations in Grasshopper to produce atmospheric effects inside the tube.
Two systems of aperture perforate the final bridge; a system of ‘micro-apertures’ run throughout the structure, and then a gradient of larger apertures was overlaid in the middle region of the bridge, causing the solidity of the surfaces to disintegrate toward the middle of one’s walk across the water.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
cG, dK, & cS: Joseph Olbrich, Vienna, The Third Man (1949), dieAngewandte, etc.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cG, dK, & cS: Kruder & Dorfmeister, The xx.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
cG, dK, & cS: Neri Oxman, HWKN, Mark Gage, Bart Hess, Soma, Greg Lynn, Julia Koerner, and Jose Sanchez.
Additional credits/thanks: Atlas of Sensations Tutors
Processing tutor: Jose Sanchez (The Plethora Project, Biothing)
Grasshopper tutors: Alessio Erioli and Andrea Graziano (Co-de-iT)
Course co-ordinators: Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger (Span)