kiev UKRAINE

    tutors: Iurii KAYGORODTSEV, Andrew MOGYLNYI, Tanya ZABAVSKA, Boris PISARSKYI, Kyrill TSUMAN, & Alexander KALACHEV

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Iurii KAYGORODTSEV, Andrew MOGYLNYI, Tanya ZABAVSKA, Boris PISARSKYI, Kyrill TSUMAN, & Alexander KALACHEV, Artem KOVALENKO, Yurii KRIVOKHATKO, Roman SAKH, Konstantin KUCHABSKYI, Mohammed JAWAD, Yurii PETRENIUK, & Ivan PROTASOV: SPACES DIALOGUES is the festival of parametric and adaptive architecture, organized by the architectural studio KG’MG Architects and architectural laboratory InLab Architects.

    The exhibition presents a unique parametric installations: FORUM, MODULAR, PARAMETRIC BENCH 2012, MINIAL SURFACES CUBE, interior elements created by an algorithmic modeling 3D PLITOS and interactive installations such as BeMotion and ADAPTIVE SPACES.


    Public space FORUM-Metaballs is realized project of winners on workshop Digital Fabrication 013. The geometry is formed on the principle of building metaballs. Metaballs can be determined through the center and the potential of this center. To determine these parameters was taken two data respectively: defining the location of seats and the intensity of human crowds. Thus, the resulting surface of metaballs was formed on the basis of experimentally derived parameters.

    Separately, algorithm was developed to optimize the use of material. The gradient of the distance between the plywood sheets was calculated based on the distribution of loads during operation. So, to the bottom of the benches, distances are increased by connecting a spacer washer. This could substantially reduce the number of plywood sheets.
    Tutors: Iurii Kaygorodtsev, Andrew Mogylnyi, Tanya Zabavska, Kirill Tsuman.
    Authors of the project: Maria Wasylyk, Rokhmaniyko Maxim,Garden Nastya, Olga Senchurov, Bogomazov Nikita Deryabina Ivanna.

    Modular bench: The main idea is to create modular reconfiguration parametric system which allows to create changable structures from series of benches depending on particular scenario. The relative position of the elements is determined by the hexagonal grid that forms a network of cells. Each cell consists of two types of modules: the angular and intermediate.

    The main algorithm of the developed system allows to deform the geometry of the grid keeping all the edge sections constant in sizes. An additional algorithm gives the ability to filter out non-relevant by the area cells. This allows to limit the size of the modules.
    The assembling system of elements is for the gradual installation of elements according to the axes. The developed algorithm creates the cavities inside the modules which facilitates the design and reduces the cost of the material.

    Thus, due to the same junctions and streamlining of the modules size the system allows many variations of relative positions of modules creating different scenarios of reconfiguration of public space depending on the event.
    Tutors: Iurii Kaygorodtsev, Andrew Mogylnyi, Tanya Zabavska, Kirill Tsuman.
    Authors of the project: Alexei Kuzmin, Katherine Romanova, Liubov Titarenko, Konstantin Kuchabsky, Roman Sakh, Ann Priymenko.

    PARAMETRIC BENCH 2012 and MINIMAL SURFACES CUBE were realized as part of a previous workshopPARAMETRIC INTERACIONS within the framework of conference “Contemporary education”.

    The main idea in the project was to create the object which includes a variety of different functions of the public space in the university hall. Starting points in modeling of the bench were different scenarios of using the object. The variety of chosen scenarios formed the basic of creation of geometrical sections of the object. Sequence of the sections made it possible to create a single volume subordinate (which depend to) fluid geometry.
    Tutors: Iurii Kaygorodtsev, Andrew Mogylnyi, Tanya Zabavska, Kirill Tsuman.
    Authors of the project: Konstantin Kuchabskyi, Roman Sakh.

    In this project were used the method of minimal surfaces. Starting with simple form was created the element that determined the shape of the final structure. Physical simulations by using rest length scale allowed to choose the best option of the geometry. The general structure of the object was created through the popularization of the resulting element. Due to the geometry final structure received a variety of leisure activities in a public space. The project was realized by using the 3d printing technology in 1:50 scale.
    Tutors: Iurii Kaygorodtsev, Andrew Mogylnyi, Tanya Zabavska, Kyrill Tsuman.
    Authors of the project: Anastasia Fedan, Anastasia Tkachenko and Liubov Titarenko

    3D PLITOS: 3–D panel was created using the tools of parametric modeling. Geometry of the relief panels set up on the basis of the structure of the electromagnetic field lines. The advantage of these devices a unique shape that allows you to get a lot of options for docking patterns.

    Hologram BeMotion: 2D hologram to display 3-D models, interior and architectural elements. Allows the viewer to see the 3–D model at different angles in real time.
    Tutor: Alexander Kalachev (Dessau Institute of architecture).
    Authors of the project: Andrew Mogylnyi, Tanya Zabavska, Alexander Amirov, Catalina Polini, Giulia Albarello, MariaJose Rubira, Pooya Sanjari, Valerio Napoli.


    The prototype ADAPTIVE SPACES is an interactive installation. The basic principle of the ADAPTIVE SPACES is a reaction of the existing system to a person by the way of providing the private space. This clearly shows the installation which is a two-dimensional projection of the programmed system on the floor. The system is visually consisted of several successive, dynamic patterns that respond to the person, but rather on his personal space, described by metaballs. Based on the physical formula the meatball can be described through its center. In this case the role of a center is played by a human. And the outer limit is formed in accordance to the distance to the neighbor. Thus, each pattern had an individual visual reaction defining the outlines of the personal space of the person. This clearly demonstrates the interactive part of the installation ADAPTIVE SPACES FLOOR.

    A further step was the creation of the material interactively changing space. ADAPTIVE SPACES is represented by three systems: sensors in the floor, flexible structures and actuators from above of the installation. Developed capacitive sensors react to the conductive body. Principe of sensors operation allows placing sensors under the floor that is inaccessible to the user. Resilient structures from polypropylene have a flexible deformation at high compression. Connections between flexible structures act as a visual barrier between the spaces.

    Thus, ADAPTIVE SPACES—an interactive tool that can perform the function of the public space differentiation (coffee shop, library, disco) in real time depending on the needs of users.

    The exhibition was also held lectures of parametric architecture and interactive art by European and Russian architects: Alexander Kalachev (tutor in Dessau Institute of Architecture), Maxim Malein (architect in DigitalBakery, co-founder of Branchpoint), Sergei Nebotov (co-founder of PARALAB), Ivan Pasichnick (co-founder of Hackerspace in Kiev) Eugene Vashenko (founder of v4w.enko – interactive design studio), Yurii Kryvokhatko (architect-builder, national contact of the European Student Assembly of Architects (EASA) in Ukraine, the curator of the exhibition SPACES DIALOGES), Yurii Kaygorodtsev (co-founder of KG’MGarchitects, co-founder of InLab, the curator of the exhibition SPACES DIALOGES).


    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    IK et al.: We believe that nowadays is the age of interactive technologies not only in gadgets but also in architecture. The exhibition aims to show how important the dialogue between the user and architectural space. We were inspired by all interactive technologies from Siri in Iphone finishing projects of Supermanoeuvre.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    IK et al.: Reading: books on electronics, scientific journals on interactive technologies. Watching: TEDx video and Family Guy. Listening to: Parov Stelar, Zenzile.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    IK et al.: Tom Wiscombe, Thomas Heatherwick, Theodore Spyropoulos, AA DRL, Jose Sanchez, MIT Architecture.

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